CHILE: Bienvenida

Bright-painted vivas flecked the white walls of Santiago. Banners shouted bienvenida (welcome). From Santiago's Los Cerrillos airport to the Plaza Constitution, palm fronds and the hammer-&-sickle festooned the streets. All day and far into the torchlit night, 8,000 cheering Chilean Communists gave the first Soviet diplomat in Chilean history a pointedly ideological welcome.

Blond, 200-lb. Russian Ambassador Dmitri Alexandrovich Zhukov, who had chartered a DC-4 in Newark last week and had flown down with his wife and two children, seemed more embarrassed than pleased by the flamboyant reception. He hastily denied a local Communist boast that...

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