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Chile / Presidential Election #112719

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 04, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Santiago, Chile: Barrie Dunsmore) President referendum for Chilean President Augusto Pinochet reported; details given, scenes shown from huge anti-government rally. [Opposition leader Richard LAGOS - says we will win.] Options in plebiscite explained; scenes shown from 1973 coup that put Pinochet in power and resulted in Salvador Allende's death. Role of President Richard Nixon and CIA in overthrowing of Allende examined. [Opposition leader Edgardo BOENINGER - attacks Pinochet regime.] [In speech, PINOCHET - (thru translator) attacks communists] Opposition's TV ad campaign shown from TV Chile. [In ad, actor Christopher REEVES - tells audience future of your country is in your hands.] [Americas Watch spokesperson Cynthia BROWN - talks about impact of ads.] Anxiety over what Pinochet will do if he loses noted.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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