CHILE: Dangers of Don Tinto

Homely, pock-marked little Pedro Aguirre Cerda won his nickname Don Tinto from the tinto (red wine) squeezed from his prosperous vineyards. Friends of the rotos (ragged ones), his Popular Front took control of Chile away from the other haciendados and big businessmen two years ago, made rich Don Tinto President. Last week Chile's rotos showed their approval, voted his man, Aurelio Cruzat, to victory in a Senatorial by-election.

So enthusiastic were they about it that the election-day toll in the provinces of Valparaíso and Aconcagua added up to one dead, 60 injured. Unfortunately for Don Tinto, this gave his Rightist...

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