the assassination of orlando letelier. at the same time, ronni moffitt, a u.s. citizen, was also killed in this car bomb. all of this happened here in sheridan circle in the heart of embassy row in washington, d.c. on that morning, september 21, 1976, orlando letelier was an employee of a think tank in washington called the institute for policy studies. he was driving his car to work. he lived in that direction in bethesda, maryland. he came down embassy row, massachusetts avenue, lined with several embassies. in the car with him were two colleagues from ips, ronni moffitt and her husband michael moffitt. they turned the corner over here and unbeknownst to them, following them was a gray sedan. in that gray sedan were two cuban-americans who had helped put a bomb underneath the driver's seat in the chevelle that orlando letelier was driving. the order to put the bomb in there was given by the secret police of chile, and chile was ruled at the time by pinochet, a dictator, who didn't like the political activities that orlando letelier, a former ambassador to the united states from
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scene of the crime. this is a memorial that was put here by the institute for policy studies to memorialize the assassination of orlando letelier.
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