Terror and Greed in Argentina  

Press censorship, the persecution of intellectuals, the search of my home, the assassination of my dearest friends, and the loss of a daughter who died fighting you—these are a few of the facts that oblige me to resort to this …



Chile: Why Allende Fell  

The death of Salvador Allende, either by suicide or assassination, and the pitiless repression that followed the liquidation of his regime, have complicated the observer’s task. Everyone is outraged, and rightfully so, at the violence done to Chilean constitutionality and …



A First Word on the Chilean Tragedy  

The worst intoxication is ideology. We must approach reality humbly. —Octavio Paz The brutal destruction of the Allende government by the military junta is a heavy blow to democrats and socialists everywhere who hope for peaceful change in their societies. …



Chile: The Struggle in the Copper Mines  

Chile is now the owner of its mines, and the workers must know that copper is the wage of Chile, its principal wealth. Copper earns 83 percent of Chile’s foreign exchange income. Of Chile’s total exports of $1.15 billion, copper …



Chile: A Way to Socialism?  

Santiago, Chile, July 1971 The Chilean Revolution is irreversible and irrepressible. Whatever happens now the “two Chiles” of the past (the Chile of the rich, and that of the poor) are gone forever. Will the experience through which the country is …



Chile: An Ambiguous Left Takes Office  

IN THE OCTOBER 1970 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, there were some 3,540,000 registered voters. About 600,000 abstained. The candidates of the left-wing Popular Union coalition won 1,075,616 votes (36.3 percent); The “national” (rightist) candidate, Jorge Alessandri, 1,036,278 (34.98 percent); and 824,849 voted …




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