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Chile / Military Government #244050

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 29, 1976
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(Studio) World Bank approves $60 million loans to Chile, despite some mbrs.' protests with regard to Chile's repressive government
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Santiago, Chile) Citizens of Chile wonder if recent releases of political prisoners is relaxing of General Augusto Pinochet's military government, since coup 3 years ago when Salvador Allende overthrown, or if reason is only to improve image of government before world. Details with regard to released prisoners and others still held noted; 1 Catholic group in Santiago presses for inquiry with regard to 424 persons they say are missing. Pinochet decree releasing prisoners leaves internal security intact, include the secret intelligence agency. (Translator tells what Pinochet says.) [PINOCHET - says other cntries. have gone too fast in lifting emergency measures, and terrorism flourished. Says state of siege will be in effect until peace returns.] Reporter asks with regard to timetable for lifting state of siege and going to democracy. [PINOCHET - says he can't give timetable, but sees democracy returning.] Econ. and unemployment in country noted.

Dow, David;
Mudd, Roger

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