Thought-about the robust lady of the army regime, the widow of the previous Chilean dictator died Thursday on the age of 98.
Lucia Hiriart, widow of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, died Thursday afternoon on the age of 98 at her dwelling the place she lived with all her youngsters and grandchildren, her household stated, confirming the data native media.
In a quick assertion to the press, his youngest son, Marco Antonio Pinochet, stated: “We’re very sorry to announce the loss of life of our pricey mom, Lucia Hiriart de Pinochet”, the spouse of the overall who dominated Chile between September 11, 1973 and March 11, 1990, abandoning a toll of over 3,200 lifeless and lacking.
Lucia Hiriart handed away “Right now, accompanied by all her youngsters and grandchildren. She fell asleep within the peace of the Lord ”, added Marco Antonio Pinochet, going through a bunch of journalists ready outdoors the residence the place she lived and died. “His funeral can be held in non-public”, he added.
Instantly after native media information of Lucia Hiriart’s loss of life, motorists began honking their horns in celebration. Tons of of individuals additionally gathered in Piazza d’Italie in central Santiago.
On Twitter, there’s a parody account known as “Is the previous lady lifeless?” “, adopted by 54,000 folks, who gave each day information of the state of well being of Lucia Hiriart. Right now he solely revealed one ” Sure “, which has been shared by over 23,000 accounts.
Lucia Hiriart Rodriguez, thought-about the robust lady of the army regime, had visited the army hospital in Santiago on a number of events in latest months. She turned 98 on December 10, the fifteenth anniversary of her husband’s loss of life, in keeping with the start certificates to which AFP had entry.
In a biographical guide written by journalist Alejandra Matus, Lucia Hiriart Rodriguez, nonetheless, claims that her start was declared a yr after her start, in order that she would have truly been 99 years previous.
Augusto Pinochet, who died of a coronary heart assault on the age of 91, managed to evade justice which pursued him for human rights violations beneath his regime and the embezzlement of public funds.
“I feel Lucia’s departure is a crucial occasion that marks the tip of an period when there have been extra lights than shadows. A stage in historical past whose classes have to be handed on to future generations ”, stated right-wing Senator Iván Moreira in a video despatched to AFP.
The loss of life comes three days earlier than the second spherical of the presidential election between Gabriel Boric, from the left, and José Antonio Kast, from the far proper, who claims the legacy of the Pinochet dictatorship.
“Lucia Hiriart dies with impunity regardless of the deep ache and division she has brought about our nation. My ideas are with the victims of the dictatorship of which she was an element ”Gabriel Boric stated in a put up on Twitter, which he later repeated when his marketing campaign closed.
José Antonio Kast stated: “I solely need to supply my condolences to the household and at all times remorse the loss of life of an individual, I do not need to make this a political occasion”.