CHILE: Asking for Calm

Disaster would not leave Chile alone. Attempting to placate the gods they held responsible for the continuing quakes in southern Chile, Mapuche Indians last week beat a six-year-old boy to death with sticks, tore out his heart and offered it to the sea. When police arrested two of the Indians, they explained: "We were asking for calm in the sea and on the earth."

The calm did not come. One day a landslide caused by heavy rains killed 18 people near the city of Valdivia, hard hit by last month's earthquakes. That night a jolt measuring 7.25 on the Richter...

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