CHILE: More Civil Than War?

Chile was in ferment last week throughout its 2,800-mile length. Violence flared in many places, and a massive truckers' strike had brought the economy practically to a standstill. Santiago seethed with riots and demonstrations as extremist factions of both the right and left sought to impose their will upon President Salvador Allende Gossens' Marxist government. In an effort to stabilize his regime, Allende shuffled ministries like a deck of cards.

Talk of civil war was in the air and Allende continued to trade on it with his slogan "Allende or civil war." TIME Correspondent Rudolph Rauch cabled from Santiago: "A...

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