LATIN AMERICA BRIEF - CHILE: REGIME MOVES FIRMLY

Created: 11/10/1984

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CHILE: REGIME MOVES FIRMLY

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THE RIGHT OF ASSEMBLY JECTS ALL OTHER SECURITY

PRESIDENT PINOCHET'S OECREE SUSPENOS THE MAIN OPPOSITION NEWS MEOU '0GHT CENSORSHIP.

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TME GOVERNMENT'S FORCEFUL ACTIONS UNOER THE STATE OF SIEGE HAVE AT LEAST TEMPORARILY ABORTED THE TRANSITION TO DEMOCRATIC RULE. ANO DEMONSTRATIONS BY OPPOSITION GROUPS ANO TERRORIST ACTS ARE LIKELY IN THE COMING WEEKS, mmm

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POLITICAL PARTIES AND ARRESTED NUMEROUS ACTlvlTISTS CATHOLIC CHURCH ANOMS.SPOXESMEN SaT lHt "HEREABOUTS OF THOSE ARRESTED REMAIN UNKNOWN |

EMBER OF THE JUNTA HAS TOLD JOURNALISTS THAT THE STATE OF SIEGE IS NECESSARY TO CURB TERRORISM BUT THAT OES NOTARDER GOVERNMENT LINE ON THE TRANSITION. NEVERTHELESS.!

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iPPOSITION GROUPHE MOOERATE DEMOCRATIC ACTIONCOALIUON--IN REACTION TO HIS CRITICISM OF THE^BIAMPDOWIIHIS CALL FOR PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS

RELATIONS WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ARE POORESULT OF THE GOVERNMENT'S REFUSAL TOPANISH-BORN PRIEST TO RETURN TO CHILE EETING IN ROME MI I'M CHILEAN EXILES. THE PRIEST. WHO HEADS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH'S HUMAN RIGHTS AGENCY. HAO MADE STATEMENTS AT THE MEETING CRITICAL OF THE REGIME.

COMMENT: THE GOVERNMENT'S ACTIONS EVIDENTLY SUflPfclSED ALL POLITICAL SECTORS. INCLUOING THE NORMALLY PROSE POL.'TICAL RIGHT. MODERATE OPPOSITION LEADERS ARE LIKELY TQ REACT QUICKLY BY REFUSING FURTHER DIALOGUE ON THE TRANSITION PROCESS AMD BY PROMOTING FURTHER DEMONSTRATIONS. MM

SPORADIC OUTBURSTS ARE LIKELY. ESPECIALLY IN THE LOW-INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS. SECURITY FORCfS HOPE TO CONTAIN AN* ACTIVITIES UNTIL MID-DECEMBER. WHEN THE START OF CHILE'S THREE-*GNTH SUMMER VACATION PERIOD SLOWS POLITICAL ACTIVITY. TERRORIST ACTIVITY BY COMMUNIS! AND OTHER MILITANT GROUPS PROBABLY WILL CONTINUE UNABATED.

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