CHILE: The Plot That Failed

The woman at the door would not take no for an answer. She must see Rosita González de Claro, younger daughter of Chile's President Gabriel González Videla. Finally, the servants let her in. "Señora Rosita," gasped Carmen Rosa Soto de Varas, wife of an Infantry School noncom, "I couldn't get an interview with your father ... Go right away and tell him the military want to overthrow him. I know it because my husband is one of them. He told me the whole thing!"

Two Big Fish. Rosita raced to La Moneda, Chile's White...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!