Chile: One Carrot, Many Sticks

Pinochet brings out his troops to grapple with rising dissent

It was the fourth, and bloodiest by far, in a series of monthly protests that had already led to nine deaths. Attempting to enforce a dusk-to-dawn curfew last Thursday, 18,000 troops and police battled hundreds of angry Chilean youths in the streets, while thousands of householders leaned from their windows banging pots and pans in a now familiar ritual of protest against the military regime of General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte. When the fighting ceased, 26 civilians, including three children, were dead, more...

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