CHILE: Communist Comeback

In the Salon de Honor of Chile's National Congress Building, a room Chileans prize as a symbol of the system of representative democracy, a fanatic crowd of card-carrying Communists last week packed every inch of floor and gallery space. Wildly they cheered a group of leaders who promised to "make pacts even with the devil" to achieve their goal: the end of Chile's democracy. Legalized since last August, the Communist Party had come up from underground to meet in the open for its Eleventh National Congress. Cried El Diario llustrado: "It is...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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