Chile in losing its patience withn world forums to censure it for human rights violations. Chilean officials are particularly upset because, in spite of what they regard as conaiderable progreaa in human righta during the past year, alleged Chilean violatlona are the subjecteaolution aoon to be introduced in the UN General Assembly, as wellecent report issued by the UN Human Rights Commission.
Perhaps partly out of pique, Chile took two actions last week thst appear oalculated to elicit protests from human rights advocatesi
to organised labor that seveneaders would be sent Into enforced internal exile for participating inmeetings, which have been banned
deniod reentry to three
Chilean women who had just returnedrip abroad to neek assistance inmissing relatives believed to be in the hands of government security agents.
eaurgence of the siegeChilean Government5 andbecome convinced thatit rogardlaaa of thein human rights, andbe expected. One indicationcould bo tho continuation of
President I'inocnet ana otner moraDer to end the atate of siege onec
The Uruguayan Council of State hasaw effective on1 January transferring pardon authority from the judiciary to the exeoutive. He atill have no information on how the executive intends to use this power, but there are rumors in Montevideo that thvre nay aoonuaaive, well-publicized amnesty for political prisoners that would be designed toarkedIn the government's performance in human rights. There laa amsasmml that the repressive activities of the OrganizatTonror the Coordination of An'Activities (OCOA) will be severely limited by the govei-nment. Many members of acof. bbbbbjhbissb boi inve tholr organization will be
The ParaguayanMaMM has decided to put intoroposal by Interior Minister Montanaro to releaaa those political prisoners who are not being detained under judicial order before the end of the year. The releases would bo in anticipation of the vialt of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission. The first six prisoners supposedly affected by this decision were released onovember after the Bishop of COr on el Ovledo intervened on their behalfeeting with President Stroessner. The prisoners had been detained between
afafl complicating factors ara_ and the proposal may never get off the ground.
Argentine Foreign Ministry Press Secretary, Roberto Perez i'roio, onlyter the departure of Secretary
of State Vance, called BSSBSSSSSSSmlZBSSBSSSmSlBSZBSSSSml
correspondents Karen DeYoung of The Uaeningtonrdet and Juan de Onis of The Key Xork Timee of attempting toUS-Argentine relations. Perez Froio said that the military has "concrete evidence of Onis' links with
SBC correapondent were detained torovember when they were interviewing some human rights demonstrators. They were not mistreated and were released
recent remarkseniorcountry's present human righta policy is
eyes" are not accu-
both PreBident Duvalier ffHKSff5Walc--awn though limited
pull tha wool over the Americans rate.
efforts' in tne
by tha President's perception of thehi. emphasis on liberalization and modernization demonstrate
a commitment to progress that tontradlets the official'1