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Legacy of Chilean president grows 40 years after military coup that toppled him

Chile is marking the 40th anniversary of the Sept. 11 coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet, the legacy of ousted socialist President Salvador Allende.

A socialist is poised to reclaim the presidency and a new generation, born after the return to democracy in 1990 has taken to the streets in vast numbers to demand the sort of social goals Allende promoted.

Chileans have focused their anger on the costly university system installed under Pinochet, and on the vast gap between rich and poor that resulted from his free-market economic policies.