A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 24, 1973

For a newsman in a foreign country, the biggest problem usually is finding a way to send his story home. Thus, the first thing a correspondent learns wherever he goes is the location of the nearest cable office. But for Buenos Aires Bureau Chief Charles Eisendrath, a TIME correspondent since 1968, this classic rule was impossible to follow last week. Less than 24 hours after arriving in Santiago, Chile, for a long-awaited interview with President Salvador Allende Gossens, Eisendrath found a government collapsing and Allende dead−literally across the street from his lodgings in...

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