CHILE: The General Explains

More than five weeks have passed since the government of Marxist President Salvador Allende Gossens was overthrown by Chile's military junta. Yet the bloodletting goes on. Last week 21 more Chileans were slain, 15 by firing squads and six in a battle with soldiers.

Three jurists, members of the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, stopped in New York en route to Geneva last week with an account of widespread killings in Chile. "Every day, until the eve of the departure of the commission," said a group statement, "corpses were pulled out of the Mapocho River [which runs through Santiago] or brought...

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