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The House of the Spirits
The House of the Spirits
by Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits: Current Events & Pop Culture

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The House of the Spirits Teacher Pass includes:

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Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture

Chile Opens Investigation Into Allende’s Death

It seems like nothing in the Allende family can stay put in the past. In a twist of events, Chile has decided to investigate the death of Salvador Allende.


“A Chilean judge has opened the first official investigation into the death of former President Salvado Allende, the democratically elected Socialist who died during the 1973 military coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

Mr. Allende, 65, was found dead by the military forces that stormed the presidential palace after hours of a gun battle and bombings. At the time, an autopsy suggested that Mr. Allende had killed himself. But many of his supporters have contended for decades that he might have been killed by troops or snipers.”