Brutal dictator, supported by thugs allied to the Nixon regime, has escaped justice once more, in this lifetime that is. For those who acknowledges karma, Pinochet's next pairs of shoes will not be comfortable fits. For those who acknowledges the concept of heaven 'n' hell, Augusto had better don his asbestos suit.
However, his death meant that justice was never done. Tens of thousands of living relatives of innocent folk who were tortured, murdered or simply disappeared, have never had the chance of even that (unsatisfactory) degree of closure.
Back in the 1990s, the British Government had the chance to bring this slimebag to justice, when the Spanish government was trying to extradite him ... but in its usual form, Tony Blair's weasel administration chickened out, like the political cowards they are. They let him go back home to Chile, under the pretence (or lie) that he was "mentally incapacitated and unable to stand trial". He spent the rest of his days in comfort, instead of the jail cell he should have been in.
Then we have the disgusting spectacle of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who on one hand, blathered on about 'democracy and the rule of law"... and ridding the world of vicious dictators, (blah blah freakin' blah)... yet she was a close personal friend and supporter of this vicious scumball.
The most important question of all, of course, is how did someone like this manage to overthrow a democatically elected government, and get away with it?
Pinochet: What a sorry excuse for a human being.. a total non-starter.