- Evelyn Matthei's father, Fernando Matthei, was a military man and a general in the Chilean Air Force. He supported the Pinochet coup, rose through the political ranks of the dictatorship and after important posts in the Military Junta government (including Heath Minister for two years) was made Commander in Chief of the Air Force, a post he held from 1978 to 1991 during the Pinochet years. Now aged 88, he's alive and well and living in Chile.
- Michelle Bachelet's father, Alberto Bachelet, was also a military man and a general in the Chilean Air Force. However his fate was slightly different, as he dissented against the Pinochet military coup in 1973. He was arrested, tortured and eventually "died of a heart attack" while imprisoned in 1974.
UPDATE: Lillie over at Memory in Latin America gives her take on the issue in this post here.