Chile: Crucial Decision

Newspaper ads in Santiago show a Soviet tank squatting threateningly in the courtyard of Chile's Government House. "They didn't think it could happen in Czechoslovakia, either," the ads warn. A billboard, which depicts a street clogged with barbed wire, carries the message: "Here children used to play." Says another: "If Allende wins, this will be the last election."

Dr. Salvador Allende is the Communist-supported candidate for the presidency of Chile. The ads are part of what he derides as the campaign of terror against him by Chilean rightists. Yet Allende, a Chilean...

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