Socialist torture victim wins in Chile

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A torture victim in the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, a former defense minister and a medical doctor, socialist Michelle Bachelet parlayed her ability to connect with voters into becoming Chile’s first woman president.

Her father was tortured and killed by Pinochet thugs. Pinochet came to power when the US backed a vicious coup that overthrew their democratically elected President.

Someone should tell congressional Democrats that when you stand up and fight for what you believe in, sometimes you win big.