CHILE: Allende's Troubles

"To those who say the days of Chile's popular government are numbered, I say that they can swallow their tongues." So recently declared Chilean President Salvador Allende Gossens, the first Marxist head of state to win office through a free election. Nonetheless, wagging tongues inside and out of Chile continue to predict doom for Allende's 14-month-old Popular Unity coalition. Their predictions may be premature, but Chile's economic problems are steadily worsening, and the opposition forces of the Christian Democrats and the rightist National Party are increasing their attacks on Allende, whose...

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