CHILE: Fear Along the Andes

CHILE Fear Along the Andes

Chile was in the throes of a Congressional election campaign last week. But Chileans had another worry. They had often been warned against the Argentine militarists. Congressman Manuel González Vilches had returned from a trip to Chile's Argentine frontier, where, near Lonquimay in the south, the towering wall of the Andes drops to 4,500 ft. His eyes were bugging out.

Across the border, warned Congressman Gonzalez, Argentina looked like a country already at war. The railroad to Zapala carried nothing but soldiers and supplies. A network of new military roads led threateningly toward Chile. At Las Lajas,...

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