On September 21, 1976, on Sheridan Circle, a car driven by Orlando Letelier, an outspoken opponent of Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, exploded The explosion killed Letelier and his passenger and colleague, Ronni Karpen Moffitt. It was caused by a remote control bomb planted by Chile’s secret police. The small memorial honoring both Letelier and Moffitt was unveiled in 1981 near the spot where the bomb detonated. It was erected in connection with the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, which is conferred annually by the Institute of Policy Studies.

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