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Chile / Military Coup #230315

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 12, 1973
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(Studio) Chile's military junta officially confirms former President Salvador Allende committed suicide; buried today. Govt. troops and factory workers fight in street. Casualties may reach 1000. Socialists and Communists called in by mil. rule allegedly for questioning; foreign asylum sought by many. Martial law, press censorship in effect.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Santiago, Chile) Santiago under 24 hour curfew. Sniper fire conts. Mil. insists country under control.
REPORTER: Frank Manitzas

(Studio) Reaction to military coup around world examined. Unidentified Washington, DC sources report previous knowledge of coup but stress administration uninvolved.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(State Department) American spns. insists United States government and various depts. had no knowledge of Chile's military coup. United States ambassador Nathaniel Davis flew to Washington, DC for urgent meeting, returning to Chile 1 day before coup. No formal expression of regret over Allende's death from DC.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Argentine President Juan Peron rptdly. blames Chile's military coup on United States. Gabriel Valdez, former foreign minister to former Chilean leader, denies he could be possible successor to Allende.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Manitzas, Frank

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