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A diplomat is cleared under curious circumstances

For nearly seven years, Edward Korry, who was U.S. Ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende Gossens came to power in 1970, has insisted that he had nothing to do with secret CIA plans to overthrow the Marxist leader.

But few believed him. A Senate Select Committee on Intelligence reported in 1975 that Korry had played a major role in the aborted coup; the New York Times, Washington Post and other publications repeated the charge in numerous subsequent stories.* Kerry's eight-year diplomatic career was ruined, and not until 1979 did he land his present job as...

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