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Presumption Against Extraterritoriality Applied to Alien Tort Statute in Jurisdictional Dispute over Folk Singer’s Death

A popular Chilean folk singer named Víctor Jara was tortured and killed in the wake of the 1973 military coup that toppled Salvador Allende’s government and brought Augusto Pinochet to power. Nearly 40 years later, Jara’s family discovered that his suspected killer, a former Chilean military officer named Pedro Pablo Barrientos Núñez, had moved to Florida and become a U.S. citizen....