CHILE: Flying Start

The first Popular Front Government, organized as such, in the history of the Americas was inaugurated fortnight ago in a simple, one-minute ceremony when Chile's President-elect Pedro Aguirre Cerda put on a tricolored sash, symbol of his office. No heart-&-soul revolutionary like Mexico's President Lazaro Cardenas, President Aguirre is a top-flight lawyer, a member of the Radical Party and a millionaire landowner.

Unlike most Chilean landowners, who have controlled Chile for decades, he is bent on improving the lot of the country's underpaid, overworked rotos. To do this he lined up his...

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