Stanley Plastrik’s generally excellent article on the Chilean tragedy, in your Winter 1974 issue, characterized Unidad Popular’s vote of 43 percent in the 1973 legislative elections as its peak. Actually, a year after the 1970 election of Allende, Unidad Popular obtained 49 percent in nationwide municipal elections. During that first year, the real wages of the majority of the population increased substantially, though partly as a re...
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