In Santiago, Chile, on September 11, 1973, the poet-songwriter Victor Jara was making his way to his university, already surrounded by soldiers unbeknownst to him, when he was arrested and packed off, with thousands of others, to the city city s main futbol stadium. He stood in line for hours to make a last call to his wife, Joan. The fascist forces, directed by General Augusto Pinochet, were already attacking the Palace where the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende, was holding out.  

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