WESTERN HEMISPHERE BRIEF - CHILE: THE PINOCHET GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO STEP U

Created: 1/23/1976

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HILE: THE! PINOCHET COVtKNnLNT HAi Ptllfftl ITS CAflPAIGN AGAINST THE FREQUENTLY CRITICAL CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

//ON ADVISERS TO PRESIDENT AUGUSTO PINOCHET

ACCUSED THE CHRISTIAN DEHOCRATS AND THEIR INFLUENTIAL

SPOKESMAN* EX-PRESIDENT EDUARDO FREIi OFONCERTED EFFORT

TO DISCREDIT THESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. THE

PARTY'S RADIO STATION* PRESIDENTS 8ALHACEDA* WHICH CONTINUALLY

FAULTED GOVERNMENT POLICY AND READ LISTS OF HISSING LEFTISTS OVER

THE AIR- UAS CLOSED THIS WEEK FOR THE SECOND TIflE I', a YEAR./fl

//THE STATION'S CENSORSHIP COHESIflE WHEN THE PARTY HAS

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PARTY POLICIES AND EASE THE STRIDENT TONE Of ITS BROADCASTS. ARTY MAGAZINE MAS ALSO FORCED TO STOP PUBLICATION LATE LAST YEAR.,

//ANOTHER HOVE SUGGESTED TO IMPUGN THE PARTY IS THEAND VIDE DISSEMINATION OF THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT ON US CLANDESTINE ACTIVITIES ALLEGEDLY INVOLVING THE ACQUIESCENCE Of THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT PARTY. If CARRIED OUT. IT MIGHT BE EQUALLY DAMAGING TO THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT.

//PINOCHET HAS ALREADYTERN MARNINC TO POLITICIANS AND "KERENSKYS" WHO SEEK "TO DIVIDE THE ARMED FORCES AND DESTROY THE GOVERNMENT." HE MAS APPARENTLY REFERRINGOOKLET AUTHORED BY FREI* ATTACKING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PINOCHET REGIME- COPIES ARE CIRCULATING PRIVATELY IN CHILE AND HAVE BEEN PUBLICIZED ABROAD-,

//THE EFFECTAMPAIGN AGAINST THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS MILL ALMOST CERTAINLY BE TO INCREASE INTERNATIONAL CRITICISM OF THE PINOCHET GOVERNMENT.

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