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Special Segment: South America (Chile: The Old Way)(Part V) #548363

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 14, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Santiago, Chile: Garrick Utley) United States-backed dictatorship here of General Augusto Pinochet examined; play featuring music by Gustav Mahler and actor Roberto Parada noted illustrating regime's use of kidnapping and murder to oppress population. [PARADA - describes son Jose's abduction and murder along with teacher.] Jose Parada said human rights activist and communist Photos shown. Pinochet's mandatory restrictions of elecs. scheduled in 1989 described. Econ. conditions breeding communism noted. [Communist activist Adolfo LATARRO - (thru translator) notes government instills fear rather than hope; anticipates civil war if Pinochet doesn't step down.] Middle class' call for similar change noted. Anticipated polarization of power discussed, explained. [Interior minister Ricardo GARCIA - (thru translator) denies government's documented history of human rights abuses.] [PARADA - cites need not to forget victims.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Utley, Garrick

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