CHILE: A Strange Return to Normalcy

"We are not going to stay in power indefinitely. We only want to leave the country structured so the people of Chile can have the government they deserve."

So said Air Force General Gustavo Leigh Guzmán, a member of Chile's four-man ruling junta, at a press conference last week. It was not true, Leigh insisted, that he and his fellow generals were fascists, as their enemies had charged. Instead, he claimed, the junta was merely taking temporary measures to rid the country of the Marxist disease spread by the late President Salvador Allende Gossens. The military's goal...

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