Santiago, Chile. Commemorating 41 years since the death of General Alberto Bachelet Martínez, the Grand Lodge of Chile joined the President of the Republic during the ceremony. The General, father of the current President of Chile, was a member of the Chilean Freemasonry.
On this occasion, Grand Master Riveros handed to Bachelet's widow a copy of the letter sent by the General to his Worshipful Master when he was imprisoned. Two years ago the Grand Lodge of Chile awarded Alberto Bachelet, posthumously, with the title of Honorary Member of the Craft. The General was arrested for opposing the dictatorial regime of Pinochet. He died due to the torture he was subjected to in prison.