Chile Hanging Tough

Pinochet turns up the heat

Their faces daubed with menacing black paint, soldiers fanned out through the busy streets of downtown Santiago. As armored vehicles and water cannons took up positions at strategic intersections, khaki-clad recruits with automatic weapons sealed off a 2-sq.-mi. area of shops, theaters and office buildings. Puzzled laborers on their way home from work looked on as angry students and union members materialized, taunting the military with their ritual battle cry, "He is going to fall!"--a reference to Chile's authoritarian leader, General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte. But then paramilitary police lobbed tear gas into the crowd, and within two hours police had carted...

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