PINOCHET ANNOUNCED THE ABOLITION OF THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE (DINA

Created: 8/18/1977

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created National information Center. The Center, however. It supposed to be strictly an intelligence organliation, and It will have no authority to engage in police activities. DINA's arrest and detention functions are to devolve upon the Cernblneros and Investigaclones- -highly regarded professional law enforce-ment units, fxtraZlcgal activities Jill, oftill be pcilibit under the new arrangement, but the security service reorganisation doe* seen toenuine attempt to curtail human rights abuse*. Announcement of DMA 'e demise during the visit of Assistant Secretary of State Todman was obviously designed to maximise the move'e expeoted impact on relatione between Chile and the US. The Chilean regime has heretofore tried to avoid the ixpreeeion that ite domestic policiee are being affected by the US etand on human right*.

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