Superman in Chile : Radio Ambulante : NPR

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Cristina Estanislao / Radio Ambulante


Radio Ambulante is a podcast that tells the stories of Latin America.

Cristina Estanislao / Radio Ambulante

To face real terror, they needed a fictional hero.

On November 3, 1987, in the midst of the dictatorship, a group of 78 Chilean actors and playwrights received a letter with an ultimatum that gave them one month to leave the country. But they decided to resist and for that they created a bold and dangerous plan: to bring the most famous superhero in the world to Chile.

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To confront real terror, they needed a fictional hero.

On November 3, 1987, in the midst of the dictatorship, a group of 78 Chilean actors and playwrights received a letter with an ultimatum giving them one month to leave the country. But they decided to resist and created a daring and dangerous plan: to bring the world’s most famous superhero to Chile.

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