CHILE: Scenario for Chaos

For the 22nd time in only three years, Chile's Marxist President Salvador Allende Gossens formed a new Cabinet last week. Allende euphemistically described the latest reshuffle as a "readjustment" in his government. By any name, it was unlikely to have much impact on a long-running crisis that has pushed Chile into political chaos and to the verge of economic bankruptcy.

Within the past two weeks, three high-ranking military officers have resigned from the Cabinet. To prove to his countrymen—and perhaps to himself—that he still enjoys the confidence of the military, Allende included...

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!