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Marta Harnecker

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Marta Harnecker (1937 – 14 June 2019) was a Chilean journalist, author, psychologist, sociologist, and Marxist intellectual. She studied the analysis of labor movements and acted as an advisor to the government of Cuba, as well as a collaborator with left-wing political movements within Latin America. She was active in the government of Salvador Allende between 1970 and 1973, and provided counsel to Hugo Chavez between 2004 and 2011. Biography Marta Harnecker was born in Santiago de Chile in 1937. Her family had Austrian roots. She studied psychology at the Catholic University of Chile in 1962, and did postgraduate studies in Paris with Paul Ricoeur and Louis Althusser. Upon her return to Chile in 1968, she taught Historical Materialism and Political Economy in Sociology at the University of Chile and was director of the political magazine Chile Hoy. In 1968, Harnecker joined the Socialist Party of Chile. Following the 1973 Chilean coup d'etat against president Salvador Alle
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