CHILE: Rios Retires

Chile's ailing President Juan Antonio Rios had stepped down. Though he had asked for a sick leave of "not less than six months," Chileans felt sure last week that their President would never take office again. Already—in a tense atmosphere of inflation-fed unrest—there was jockeying for position in the elections that must follow should the President die or resign.

On the right was the Army, sensitive to events in neighboring Argentina, well aware of a conservative trend against the crumbling Popular Front.

On the left was the seasoned Chilean Federation of Labor, 300,000...

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