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The General's Slow RetreatChile after Pinochet$
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Mary Helen Spooner

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520256132

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520256132.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
The General's Slow Retreat

Mary Helen Spooner

University of California Press

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the image presented by Chilean presidential palace, La Moneda, which began life as a Spanish colonial mint in 1805, five years before the country was even a republic. The discussion then turns to the regime of General Augusto Pinochet and Chile's eventual democratic transition.

Keywords:   La Moneda, Chile, presidential palace, Augusto Pinochet, democratic transition

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