Mystery over Chile ex-president's death solved
30 December 2011 Last updated at 03:17 GMT
One of the great mysteries of modern day politics in Latin America has come to an end.
A judge in Chile has ruled out the possibility that the country's former president, Salvador Allende, was murdered.
Mr Allende died when his government was overthrown in a coup in 1973.
While some have always believed he took his own life, many others suspected he was assassinated by the military.
Tom Esslemont reports.