LATIN AMERICA BRIEF CHILEAN GOVERNMENT'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT WILL REVOKE THE D

Created: 8/15/1977

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CHlLEi THE CHILEAN GOVERNMENT'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT WILL REVOKE THE DECREE CREATING THE NOTORIOUS SECRET POLICE* THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE DIKFCTORATE* SHOULD HELP IMPROVE ITS HUMAN RIGHTS IMAGE- PRESIDENT PINOCHET HAD BEEN UNDER FIRE FROM CIVILIAN AND MILITARY OFFICIALS FOR MONTHS TO CURB DINA'S ABSOLUTE POWERS|

SOME OF DiNA*'S POLICE POWERS WILL BE ASSUMED BY THE CARABINEROS AND THE JUDICIAL POLICE- ATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UILL BE FORMED TO GATHER INTELLIGENCE "TO SAFEGUARD NATIONAL SECURITY." IT WILL NOT HAVE ARREST

SOME ARMED FORCES INTELLIGENCE UNITS HAVE ALSO BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ABUSES THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN CHILE* IT IS NOT

YET CLEAR WHETHER THEY ARE AFFECTED BY THE SHAKE-UP-

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