Marc Cooper

Marc Cooper

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Marc Cooper is an award-winning journalist and the author of several non-fiction books. A retired Professor of Journalism at the USC Annenberg School, he served as translator to Chilean President Salvador Allende.


Chile’s Utopia Has Been Postponed

Mar 8, 2023
Journalist Marc Cooper was serving as personal translator to Chilean president Salvador Allende when the 1973 U.S.-backed coup led by Augusto Pinochet forced him to flee the country. In January, Cooper returned to Santiago to observe the country’s political situation 50 years later. He found a Chile transformed but uncertain, struggling to chart a course forward one year after the election of its first leftist government since Allende.