DIPLOMACY: A Harsh Warning on Human Rights

When Chile's military government asked to play host to last week's annual meeting in Santiago of the Organization of American States, the junta hoped the occasion might be a good chance to change its widespread image as the most repressive regime on the continent. No such luck.

At the opening session of the 23-nation conference,* Secretary of State Henry Kissinger walked to the podium in the steel-and-glass Diego Portales building and warned the junta that "the condition of human rights has impaired our relationship with Chile and will continue to do so. Human rights are the very essence of a meaningful...

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