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Defending the dictator

History gets a rewrite at the Pinochet Museum

A bust of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet at the museum dedicated to him in Santiago, Chile. (Mark Scheffler/GlobalPost)

SANTIAGO, Chile — Brutal dictator or misunderstood hero?  A case study in the banality of evil, or a modest showcase for a complicated man?

That's the debate now taking place in a quaint house, on a quiet street, in upscale Santiago.