„If Senator Kennedy is elected President of the United States, the government of Chile will take the necessary measures.“

Speech (11 September 1979), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."
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—  Michael Bloomberg American businessman and politician, former mayor of New York City 1942

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—  Deng Xiaoping Chinese politician, Paramount leader of China 1904 - 1997

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