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Special Assignment (Chile's Political Violence) #87909

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 27, 1984
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(Studio) Chilean army's latest attack on peaceful demonstrators protesting military dictatorship described, shown; censorship of foreign media's coverage of future demonstrations noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Santiago, Chile) Dictator Augusto Pinochet Ugarte's overthrow and murder of Salvador Allende in 1973 coup, backed and supported by CIA, recalled ending Chile's history of democracy; films shown. Impact of his imposition of state of siege on Chile, include mass arrests and media censorship, described. [Christian Democrat spokesperson Gabriel VALDEZ - notes all fascists use Pinochet's rationale for dictatorship; cites Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Fulgencio Batista, Anastasio Somoza as exs.] Valdez's imprisonments recalled. Socialist Ricardo Lagos mentioned under police surveillance. [LAGOS - fears increase violence as result of military rule bringing Chile to level of Central American unrest.] Catholic Archbishop Juan Francisco Fresno's criticism of Pinochet's repression and state of siege, and Pinochet's response noted.
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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