CHILE: Allende's Hundred Days

In a downtown commercial district of Santiago, a middle-class businessman shakes his head and declares sadly: "You stop trying to get ahead because you just don't know what is going to happen next." Twenty miles away in the tiny village of Las Vertientes, a local handyman has quit working and spends most days sitting idly in front of his crude shack. "El compaňero presidente," he says, "will give us everything we need."

"Comrade President" is Chile's Salvador Allende Gossens, who recently completed his first 100 days as the only Marxist chief of state...

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