World: Chile: Victory and Violence

THE scene in Santiago was distressingly similar to that in other besieged cities. In the wake of the shooting of the army commander, the Chilean capital was gripped by the tightest security ever imposed in the country's history. Streets were cordoned off and police helicopters hovered overhead. In this atmosphere of tension and anxiety, the Chilean Congress last week confirmed the victory of Dr. Salvador Allende Gossens as the world's first freely elected Marxist President.

The congressional action had seemed assured for several weeks (TIME, Oct. 19). Following Allende's slender victory in the Sept....

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