CHILE: Meet the People

Anybody could come and tell his troubles to the President. Every Wednesday morning Gabriel González Videla cleared his desk, shooed away Cabinet Ministers, and for three hours held "Audiencias Populares." The sessions became so popular with Chile's Juan Pueblo that the waiting list soon reached 5,000.

Last week Gonzá1ez received some 200 man-in-the-street callers in his huge, gilt-&-damask office. A taxi driver under 60 days' sentence for drunkenness explained that he was not driving while drunk—just sitting in his taxi on the edge of town, knowing that he had had one too many....

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