A new edition of Luz Arce’s memoir, “The Inferno: A Story of Terror and Survival in Chile” has been published by Tajamar Ediciones.
Arce formed part of Salvador Allende’s security known as the Grupo de Amigos Personales (GAP). Kidnapped and tortured by the dictatorship at Londres 38, Villa Grimaldi, and Tres y Cuatro Alamos, Arce later turned informer and collaborator with DINA. Upon the dissolution of DINA, she formed part of the CNI which was tasked with the surveillance and annihilation of leftist dictatorship opponents. Arce’s collaboration with DINA involved revealing the identities and hiding places of her comrades.