Month: March 2011

Weisfeiler Case Lingers In Background Of Obama’s Chile Visit

March 22, 2011The Santiago Times

Olga Weisfeiler arrived in Chile last week for the tenth time since 2000, returning again to the country where her brother Boris disappeared 26 years ago. He is the only United States citizen among the 1,100 Chileans who disappeared during Pinochet’s 17-year military regime.

Ms. Weisfeiler and her long-time congressional supporter Barney Frank wrote letters to President Obama urging him to discuss her brother’s case with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera.

“I very much expect that my brother’s case will be on Obama’s agenda with President Piñera,” Weisfeiler told The Santiago Times.