Chile: A Chorus of Discontent

Six times last year and once in late March, opponents of the authoritarian regime of General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte have held demonstrations. Each time, the protests have ended in bloodshed, with a total of at least 110 dead. Last week the broad-based opposition tried another approach: as part of its effort to provoke a national strike, it called on Chileans to assemble in city and town squares to sing the national anthem and then quickly disperse. Pinochet was in no mood for music. Even before the singing had begun in Santiago's main square,...

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