Salt Pan in Northern Chile Is Cleared of Anti-Personnel Mines

By Geraldine Cook
May 07, 2012

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Chilean Defense Minister Andrés Allamand declared the terrain of the Acotán salt pan, in northern Chile, free of anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, in another step toward eliminating the 180,000 mines planted in the country during Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship (1973-1990).