A new book, about to be published in France "Cuba Nostra - Les Secrets D'Etat de Fidel Castro" by Alain Ammar has destroyed a very-well constructed myth by the left: The assassination of Salvador Allende in Chile while he was being toppled by Augusto Pinochet. This article by Eduardo Mackenzie has a brief on the book.
"The fact is that Allende was not a suicide, he was not killed by the military that took the power in september, 1973. During their assault against La Moneda palace, Chilean president was cowardly murdered by one of the Cuban agents that were in charge of his protection" says Eduardo.
Allende was frightened by the military and wanted to surrender. Before he could do this, he was killed.
Afonso notes this doesn't do much for the popular legend of Allende which alleges that he was murdered by the U.S. supported thug Pinochet. Moreover, Allende was in the Soviet Union's pocket according to KGB defector Vasili Mitrokhin:
The KGB documents record actual and proposed payments to Chile's Salvador Allende totaling $420,000 both before and after his election as president in 1970.
HT: The Corner