Washington, D.C., June 30, 2000 – On Friday, June 30, 2000, the U.S. government released hundreds of formerly secret CIA, Defense, State, Justice Deparment, and National Security Council records relating to the deaths of Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi, both of whom were killed by the Chilean military in the days following the 1973 coup led by General Augusto Pinochet. The murders of Horman and Teruggi were later dramatized in the 1982 film Missing. Documents on another American, Boris Weisfiler, who disappeared in Chile in 1985, were also released.
Below, the National Security Archive has selected ten documents for inclusion in this Electronic Briefing Book.
Federal Bureau of Investigation, "Frank Teruggi," December 14, 1972
U.S. Embassy Santiago, "[Deleted] Reports on GOC [Government of Chile]
Involvement in Death of Charles Horman, Asks Embassy for Asylum and Aid,"
April 28, 1987
U.S. Department of State to Embassy Santiago, "[Deleted] Reports on Death
of Charles Horman," May 14, 1987
CIA, "Meeting with Representative Dante B. Fascell (D., Fla.) Regarding
H.R. 6689 and Chilean Colonel Raphael Gonzales," July 15, 1977
CIA, Letter from Asst. General Counsel to Asst. Legal Adviser for Management,
Department of State, K.E. Malmborg, "Re: Horman et al. v.
Kissinger et al., U.S.D.C., D.C., Civil Action No. 77-1748," February
CIA, "Addendum to Journal, Office of Legislative Counsel," October 7, 1977
CIA, Memorandum from Asst. General Counsel to [Deleted] O/SA/DO, "Re: Horman
v. U.S.," November 15, 1977
CIA, Letter from Asst. General Counsel to Steven S. Cowen, Asst. U.S. Attornet,
Department of Justice, "Re: Horman v. Kissinger et
al., U.S.D.C., D.C., Civil Action No. 77-1748," January 16, 1978
CIA, "Briefing Note on Horman Case," August 1, 1979
Document 10: CIA, Memorandum for [Deleted] from [Deleted], "Subpoena of Agency Records, Horman et al. v. Kissinger et al.," November 5, 1979
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