Like great-grandpa, like great-grandson

Nice to know that in Chile, some things just never change.

A great-grandson of the late dictator Augusto Pinochet was detained along with two other youths as they fled following a robbery at a store in Santiago.

The events occurred during the early morning hours last Sunday when Pinochet’s grandson, a minor, and his companions threatened an employee at a store next to a gas station in the Santiago suburb of Huechraba. They escaped with a small haul of beers, soft drinks and candies.

The youngsters were detained by carabineros, who recovered the loot. Its contents are valued at 60,000 pesos (78 euros).

According to the daily La Tercera, the youth, who appeared to be under the influence of drugs, is the grandson of Augusto Pinochet Hiriart, one of the sons of the late dictator, who died last December. His name is not being released by authorities due to his being a minor.

Translation mine.

There is so much on the ill-gotten gains of Dictator Pinochet, it’s hard to say where to start. He’s received dirty money from England and the US. He got incredibly stinking rich. And he did it all by overthrowing a democratically elected government.

His great-grandson is nowhere near his grandpa’s stature yet, but give him time. He’s already off to a roaring start, as we can see.

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