CHILE: Army v. Navy

Soldiers & sailors take an oath to defend the best interests of their country, come what may, but Chilean sailors, members of the second greatest fleet in South America, do not care. Early last week rumor ran through the battle fleet at Coquimbo that the Provisional Government of President Manuel Trucco (third since the flight of Dictator Ibanez), was preparing to cut the pay of all noncommissioned ratings as an economy move. Overnight mutiny flared.

One Rogelio Reyes, an electrician on the flagship Almirante, was the leader....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!