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Remembering – Orlando Letelier & Ronni Moffit Killed by a car bomb on Sheridan Circle September 21, 1976

The memorial is on Sheridan Circle near Embassy Row and Massachusetts Ave, NW. From Wikipedia:

On September 21, 1976, Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt were killed by a car bomb in the circle. Letelier had been foreign minister in the ousted Allende government of Chile.

The bombing was blamed on Chilean DINA agents. Michael Townley, a DINA U.S. expatriate among those convicted for the crime, confessed that he had hired five anti-Castro Cuban exiles to booby-trap Letelier’s car. According to Jean-Guy Allard, after consultations with the Coordination of United Revolutionary Organizations leadership (including Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch), those selected to carry out the murder were Cuban-Americans José Dionisio Suárez, Virgilio Paz Romero, Alvin Ross Díaz and brothers Guillermo and Ignacio Novo Sampoll.[8][9] According to the Miami Herald, Luis Posada Carriles was at the meeting that decided on Letelier’s death and also about the Cubana bombing two weeks later.”

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