CHILE: I Am with the West

Communists mortally hate and fear Chile's Law for the Defense of Democracy and its military pact with the U.S. The law-bars Communists from registering to vote; the pact deters exporting Chilean copper to the U.S.S.R. and its military satellites. Left-wingers have urged President Carlos Ibáñez to oppose the law and pact, but he has refused. Last week, in a blunt speech, he told why.

"I fought against the military pact with the U.S. when I was a Senator; I did not agree with its wording," he said. But now "the pact is a pledge which binds us to the U.S....

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