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'No' kidding: Silly songs made history in Chile

Gael Garcia Bernal stars as an ad man whose jingles helped bring political change to his country, Chile, in the film “No.”
Gael Garcia Bernal stars as an ad man whose jingles helped bring political change to his country, Chile, in the film “No.”
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Here’s a fascinating piece of history that escaped much of the world’s notice when it happened back in 1988. That’s the year that international pressure finally caused the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet to hold an election in Chile, the country he and his fellow generals took over in a bloody coup in 1973. They offered Chileans the chance to endorse the current regime or reject it. Vote “Si” (yes) if “stability” and “order,” at ...


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