This is part of an article in a magazine cheering for the Chicago Boys, the group of economist that modeled Pinochet economic policy:
“Pinochet had no clue about economics,” Lüders (former finance minister under Augusto Pinochet) recalls, “and our country was in a desperate situation.” But when Pinochet asked Friedman, who had helped mold Chicago’s economics department, to provide solutions for hyperinflation, the great economist proposed just the right cure: monetary control. Harshly criticized in the U.S. for his “collaboration” with the dictator, Friedman responded by asking whether he should have let the patient—the Chilean economy—die instead.
This is a testimony of man tortured in October 1973 (one month after the military coup), contained in the report to the President prepared by the Commission of Political Imprisonment and Torture:
“They beat me especially in the testicles, with some kind of ruler, giving unbearable pain. All happened while I was completely naked and blindfolded. During the process of torture they also introduced a stick in my anus, and because of that I had internal hurts that made me bleed for several days, both anally and orally”