CHILE: Cold Wind

Free, liberal Chile last week felt a bone-chilling wind blow down from the Andes. The Government announced that it had discovered a subversive plot involving "Latin American neighbors." Not much more was told. No names. No arrests as yet. But every Chilean thought of the arrogant "Colonels Clique" of Argentina and of its suspected desire to organize similar Fascist regimes in neighboring countries. Said Arturo Espinoza, Army commander in chief: "The Army is awake with its eyes wide open and will defend the Constitutional Government."

For those who looked beneath the surface of Chilean democracy, there were disturbing signs. Ever since...

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