The Nation: Mission Impossible

The story sounded straight out of Mission: Impossible. The nation's largest conglomerate wanted to use some of its great financial power to prevent the freely elected but radically leftist President of a Latin American country from taking office. Moreover the company sought to merge with the Central Intelligence Agency in this endeavor.

The tale of the attempt by the International Telephone & Telegraph Co. to overthrow Chile's Marxist Salvador Allende unfurled last week before a Senate subcommittee. Armed with reams of memorandums, working papers and personal letters from ITT's files, a Senate subcommittee...

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