CHILE: Apfel, Pedro and Bach

When U.S. Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles caused an international incident by accusing Chile of harboring Axis agents (TIME, Oct. 19), he did so with full documentary evidence. That evidence was made public last week by the Montevideo Inter-American Emergency Committee for Political Defense of the Hemisphere. The story:

Plot. Long before Pearl Harbor a secret radio station was installed under the direction of German Shipping Representative Frederick von Schultz Hausmann in Valparaiso, Chile. Communications were established between Nazi spy headquarters in Hamburg and a far-flung and intricate network of German spies and saboteurs in the Western Hemisphere.

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