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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Hernán Cubillos Sallato papers
    Dates: 1978-1992
    Collection Number: 92016
    Creator: Cubillos Sallato, Hernán, 1936-
    Collection Size: 5 manuscript boxes (2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The papers document several aspects of the Pinochet era in Chilean politics. Cubillos Sallato's tenure as Chilean foreign minister included negotiations between Argentina and Chile after a severe dispute developed between the two countries over the Beagle Channel. An end to the conflict, which verged at times on warfare, was mediated by Pope John Paul II. Cubillo Sallato's position as cabinet minister meant that he was also near the center of decision making on other matters under Pinochet, including the wholesale adoption of free market economic principles. In doing so, the Chilean government followed policies prescribed by Milton Friedman and his fellow economists on the faculty of the University of Chicago. Cubillo Sallato played an important role in fostering this process, and knew many of the key players.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: In In English and Spanish

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hernán Cubillos Sallato papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1992.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    Chicago boys and Latin American market reformers collection, Hoover Institution Archives
    William R. Ratliff papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    Chilean subject collection, Hoover Institution Archives

    Separated Materials

    Five sound recordings, including a series of interviews with Cubillos Sallato conducted by William Ratliff and a lecture by Cubillos Sallato, were transferred in 2011 to the Chicago boys and Latin American market reformers collection.

    Biographical Note

    1936 February 25 Born, Viña del Mar, Chile
    1953 Graduate, Escuela Naval "Arturo Prat," Valparaíso, Chile
    1953-1961 Officer, Chilean Navy
    1963-1974 Executive and then president of El Mercurio publishing company, Santiago, Chile
    1978-1980 Foreign minister of Chile
    1980-1991 Chairman of the board, Empresas CCT S.A., Santiago, Chile
    2001 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers document several aspects of the Pinochet era in Chilean politics. Cubillos Sallato's tenure as Chilean foreign minister included negotiations between Argentina and Chile after a severe dispute developed between the two countries over the Beagle Channel. An end to the conflict, which verged at times on warfare, was mediated by Pope John Paul II. Cubillos Sallato's position as cabinet minister meant that he was also near the center of decision making on other matters under Pinochet, including the wholesale adoption of free market economic principles. In doing so, the Chilean government followed policies largely inspired by the ideas of Milton Friedman, Arnold Harberger, and other University of Chicago economists. Cubillos Sallato played an important role in fostering this process, and knew many of the key players.
    Cubillos Sallato's time as foreign minister is amply documented in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs file, which consists of bound volumes of clippings that are arranged chronologically. These extensive volumes were produced for Cubillos Sallato by foreign ministry staff.
    The Speeches and Writings series, while small, documents Cubillos Sallato's views on foreign policy and economics, and revisits a number of episodes that defined his government career. The Correspondence includes an important letter to Cubillos Sallato from Friedman, one in which Friedman gives his full endorsement to the economic program implemented by Pinochet and his government, and highlights the contributions of the so-called "Chicago Boys" (economists trained at the University of Chicago) to that program. The Reports series also contains detailed information on Chilean politics and economic affairs during the Pinochet era and the transition to democracy undertaken in 1989-1990.
    The Subject file contains materials relating to the above subjects, but some of these paint a more nuanced picture of Cubillos Sallato's views on the Pinochet years. In particular, the materials on the case of Orlando Letelier show that Cubillos Sallato did consider this to be a case involving the assassination of an opponent to Pinochet, and as such was to be condemned. The file also contains some background materials on the Beagle Channel dispute.
    A fuller picture of the contribution of Cubillos Sallato to the economic policies of the Pinochet government can be found in The Chicago boys and Latin American market reformers collection in the Hoover Institution Archives. This collection also contains sound recordings of interviews with Cubillos Sallato that were originally part of his papers.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Chile--Foreign relations.
    Chile--Politics and government--1973-
    Chile--Economic conditions.
    Statesmen--Chile.