Julio E. Muñoz

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Julio E. Muñoz (14 December 1947, Coelemu, Chile[1] - ) is (since 1994) the Executive Director of the Inter American Press Association. He is a journalism graduate of the University of Concepcion (1972), and has a phd in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota (1983).

Munoz was a correspondent for the Chilean El Mercurio[1] from 1972 to 1975;[1] During this period El Mercurio is said to have received funds from the CIA to undermine the Socialist government of Salvador Allende through continuous anti-Allende propaganda and for "setting the stage for the military coup of 11 September 1973"[2], a fact the newspaper has always denied in spite of declassified documents which detail US interventions.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 IAPA Board of Directors 2009/10 http://virtual2.stivesonline.com/publication/index.php?i=24043&m=&l=&p=163
  2. Peter Kornbluh (Sep/Oct 2003). The El Mercurio file. Columbia Journalism Review.
  3. Covert Action in Chile 1963-1973., released by the U.S. Department of State; printed version: United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, Staff Report, Covert Action in Chile (1963-1973) (Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1975).

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