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  Pinochet's immunity ends
Socialist candidate elected president

January 2000 ... more > Top ^
  Ricardo Lagos, an opponent of Pinochet, is the first socialist to be elected head of state since Salvador Allende in 1970

May 2000 ... more > Top ^
  A court strips Pinochet of immunity from prosecution as a senator-for-life, clearing way for trial on murder and torture

November 2000 ... more > Top ^
  Peru to debate a transition government
Nov.22   Peru has a new president  Valentin Paniagua becomes head of state, Javier Perez de Cuellar as his prime minister Nov.23 Cop killed, coca fields reduced Nov.24 Gridlocked by strikers' roadblocks Nov.25 President swears in centrist Cabinet Pinochet is 85, pending prosecution   New government fires 15 generals  Shake-up was announced by newly appointed defense minister W. Ledesma Nov.26 Ex president proclaims innocence Nov.29   Ex-spy chief threatened coup  Former Prime Minister testified that Montesinos threatened a military coup against Fujimori Nov.30 Ex-dictators could back in jail

December 2000 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1 Attempt to assassinate U.S. officials
    Pinochet to stand trial  Pinochet must return to house arrest after a judge ordered him to stand trial on kidnapping charges Convicted in massacre of street kids Dec.2 Fujimori to talk of scandals in Japan Pinochet lawyers to appeal arrest Dec.3   Kuerten won Masters Cup  Defeats Andre Agassi in straight sets, finishes year at No. 1 Dec.4     Judge to explain Pinochet charges  A court of appeals orders a judge to explain why he indicted Pinochet on homicide and kidnapping U.N. urges to fight death squads Dec.5     Court suspends Pinochet arrest  Appeals court suspended an order to hold Pinochet under house arrest, pending appeal Dec.7   Court opens hearing on Pinochet arrest  Appeal seeks to block an order to place Pinochet under house arrest on charges of kidnap and murder Dec.11     Japan confirms Fujimori's nationality  Foreign Minister said stay does not pose any legal problems. Japan and Peru do not have an extradition treaty   Appeal court drops the charges  Augusto Pinochet's legal fate now in the hands of Supreme Court Dec.12   FIFA awarded Pele & Maradona  Pelé won the FIFA Player of the Century by FIFA Magazine, Maradona was honoured with the FIFA Internet Award Dec.18 Boca is No. 1 in the world Dec.20   Court: Pinochet arrest unlawful  Supreme Court rejected an appeal to overturn an order that blocked the arrest Dec.21 Vasco won Copa Mercosur Dec.22   Manhunt for ex-spy chief  Nationwide manhunt for fugitive spymaster V. Montesinos, who allegedly slipped into Venezuela Dec.23   Hostage release by rebels  Expected release of 45 soldiers and police held by leftist rebels would lead to peace talks Dec.24     Woman becomes vice president  President Chavez appointed Adina Bastidas as vice president Dec.25   2nd land concession to rebels  President Pastrana said there is a draft for an agreement on pulling out all troops from a northern region Dec.28   Colombia: world kidnapping record  Colombia breaks its own world kidnapping record in 2000 with more than 3,000 abductions Dec.29     Congressman assassinated
  The president of the peace commission of Congress and 6 other people were killed. Police blamed on FARC
    Fujimori's army chief arrested
  Authorities arrested the armed forces chief under Fujimori. He accused of helping ex-spy chief flee the country

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