US seeks to try Pinochet

General Pinochet is now under investigation by the American Justice Department, which is considering whether he can be tried in the US.

Attorney-General Janet Reno said her department was reviewing a car bombing in Washington in 1976 which killed former Chilean Ambassador and prominent Pinochet critic Orlando Letelier and his colleague, Ronni Moffitt, a US citizen.

Meanwhile, Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon whose warrant led to Pinochet's arrest, has been voted Spain's man of the year in a poll for El Mundo.

The Times