The term ‘dictatorship‘ has been changed to ‘military regime‘ in Chilean textbooks. Governments like Augusto Pinochet’s (1973-1990) are listed as “military regime” instead of “dictatorship”.
“It has cat ears, cat body, meows like a cat and some want to call it dog,” says the president of the Socialist Party, Osvaldo Andrade.
Children who attend primary school, between six and 12 years of age, will learn that there was a “military regime” in their country, which according to the minister of education Harald Beyer is a a “more general” term. Also, the military uprising in September 1973 will be known as “military coup”.
The replacement was completed on December 9 during a special session of the NCED, which approved the indication sent by the Executive along with several others.