Salvador Allende

Salvador Allende is a enduring figure, ingrained in the social and political history of the Chilean people.

Salvador Allende’s lifelong commitment to politics ultimately created Chile’s path to socialism, based in pluralism and liberty. Allende spent 24 years in parliament, was minister of the leftest Chilean Popular Front party, four times a presidential candidate and finally President of Chile in 1970.

His thoughts, life and actions contributed to the public reflection of the important values of solidarity, liberty and consequence.

The death of President Allende made him into a symbol of democracy and loyalty, a rallying symbol for the activists of human rights and a model for the  belief in human progress.


Cruz-Coke, Ricardo. “Síntesis biográfica del doctor Salvador Allende Gossens”. Revista Médica de Chile, 131 (7) Julio, 2003

Amar, Mauricio. “Salvador Allende: Vida política y parlamentaria 1908 – 1973”. Santiago, Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile, 2008. 293 p.

Rojas, Alejandra. “Salvador Allende: Una época en blanco y negro”. Buenos Aires, Argentina, El País-Aguilar, 1998. 43 p.

Debray, Regis. “Conversaciones con Allende”. México, Siglo 21, 1976. 150 p.

Arrate, Jorge. “Sueño o Proyecto”. Santiago, Chile, LOM, 2008. 116 p.

Martínez, Jesús Manuel. “Salvador Allende”. Oviedo, Novel, 2009. 402 p.

*All these works are available for public use in the Documentation Center at the Salvador Allende Foundation.