CHILE: As Predicted

In police equipment, farthest south from the unarmed bobbies of London with their wooden truncheons (see p. 19) are the carabineros of Chile, who in times of emergency are encumbered with a pistol, a rifle, a sabre, a lance and a horse. Some 7,500 of them clattered into Santiago last week to keep the peace during Chile's sixth change of government but first legal election in five months. Of all the Generals, Colonels and ex-Ambassadors who have seized the presidential chair this year, only one got his name on the ballot: Spanish-Irish...

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