Rock in the Grass (Pete Grassow): Chile's 9/11 terror.:
Pinochet's memory still conjures up different meanings for different people. Some still view him as the leader who transformed Chile into a prosperous economy -- despite the human and social costs. But as Chile continues to prosper under democratic rule, Pinochet more likely will be remembered as a notorious symbol of repression, one that casts a shadow on the history of U.S. foreign policy.
While Pinochet's dictatorship at least brought some economic benefits, one cannot, unfortunately, say the same for his fellow-dictator Robert Mugabe.