CHILE: Thin Man

Chile's presidential campaign, made necessary by the death in June of President Rios, was under way in the sleet and snow of Andean winter. Torn by feuds and prides that cut as deep as cleavages among the leftists, conservatives could unite on no single man. Chileans had been about ready to swing to the right, but many now hoped for a middle way. With four candidates in the field, it was a wide-open race after all.

The winner would face problems that could hardly be handled from an easy chair. Chile had become the international Thin Man. The cost of...

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