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Sebastian Pinera

Reviled and feared former Chilean spy chief dies at age 86

Gen. Manuel Contreras, who headed the feared spy agency that kidnapped, tortured and killed thousands during Chile's military dictatorship, died late Friday at a military hospital while serving a combined sentence of more than 500 years for crimes against humanity. He was 86. Contreras had been hospitalized since September because of kidney problems and was later moved to the intensive care unit when his condition degenerated. Soon after the death was confirmed by the national prison service, a crowd of several dozen people gathered outside the Santiago hospital waving Chilean flags. They broke into changes of "Murderer!" and toasted with champagne in paper cups to celebrate...