translated from Spanish: At the age of 99, the writer Monica Echeverría died

At the age of 99, the writer, teacher, actress and playwright, Monica Echeverría Yáñez (Santiago, 2 September 1920) died at her home, as confirmed by different personalities from the political and cultural world .
“Great sorrow for the death of Mónica Echeverría, lucid writer, member of Women for Life, bastion of anti-dictatorial female resistance, lived her time with rebellion, courage and commitment together with Fernando Castillo Velasco, both indispensable ones”, Deputy Carmen Hertz tweeted.
It should be mentioned that recently the writer of “Make me shut up!, her last book, suffered a vascular brain accident that weakened her.
“Tremendous woman, of wonderful cultural thickness. The whole country and its women, in particular, are in mourning,” said writer Jorge Baradit.
Monica Echeverría was noted, among other things, for her clandestineness against Pinochet’s dictatorship. She also performed various performances and was one of the founders of the Mapocho Station Cultural Center.
The writer was married to the architect and politician Fernando Castillo Velasco , who died in 2013.
“Antihistory of a Fighter”, biography of Clotario Blest (1993), “Chronicles Of Vedadas” (1999) and “Krassnoff, dragged by his destiny” (2008), are some of his works.
“Thanks to this extraordinary woman,” the sociologist Maria Emilia Tijoux posted on social media, “my condolences to her family because we lose a great person,” he added.

Original source in Spanish

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