CHILE: Carnival Crisis

Ostensibly, Chile was in the midst of its worst political crisis since Marxist President Salvador Allende Gossens came to power two years ago. Fully 20 of Chile's 25 provinces were under a government-proclaimed "state of emergency," and Santiago's streets were patrolled by the army. No fewer than 21 associations of small businessmen, teachers and professionals were in the fourth week of a strike that already has cost Chile's shaky economy more than $100 million in lost revenue. In response to the crisis, all 15 of Allende's Cabinet ministers resigned last week, including...

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