CHILE: Death of a Dissident

Driving slowly through the drizzle on Washington's Sheridan Circle one morning last week, former Chilean Ambassador to Washington Orlando Letelier, 44, passed by the stately stone mansion that had been his official residence for nearly two years. A few hundred yards farther along his route, a blast of orange flame engulfed Letelier's light blue Chevelle, blowing away the sheet-metal on the door on the driver's side, smashing the windows and floor and jamming the roof up as if a tent pole had been rammed into it. Parts of the shattered car rained...

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