WESTERN HEMISPHERE BRIEF ALLEGED OUTBREAK OF LEFTIST VIOLENCE

Created: 6/23/1975

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1* CHILE! THE ALLEGED OUTBREAK OP LEFTIST VIOLENCE IN CHILE IS BEING USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO JUSTIFY TIGHT SECURITY MEASURES.B

THE DEATH OF AN ARMV OFFICER JN^^UTI^CEHTRAL CHILE ON JUNE SATTRIBUTED TO LEFTISTS* BUT | Jsucr.EST IT WAS A NEVERTHELESS, THE BCOVERNMENT IS IMPLYING THAT THE INCIDENT

THE REASON FOR ANTI-GUERRILLA SWEEPS BY SECURITY FORCES-fMJJJfJ

SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN ROUNDED UP IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCE OF TALCA* WHICH MAS BEEN PINPOINTED BY OFFICIALS AS THE FOCUS OF RECENTOPERATIONS. LABOR AND PEASANT LEADERS OP THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF

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IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE OF ATACAMA SOME SO LEFTISTS WERELAST WEEKADIO TRANSMITTER AND EXPLOSIVES SEIZED* AUTHORITIES SAID THE GROUP WAS PLANNING TO SABOTAGE TELEPHONE* POM ER AND TPESH UATEIT FACILITIES^!

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CLASHES WITH CARABINEROS. CHILEAN OFFICIALS HAVE REPUSED TO COMflENT ON REPORTS THAT SOME EXTREMISTS HAVE BEENRESIDENT PINOCHET HAS STATED THAT MILITARY FORCES ARE CLOSELY

GUARDING THE ANDEAN PASSES IN TALCA PROVINCE. PINOCHET* MHO RECENTLY

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NET MITH MILITARY AUTHORITIES IN CONCEPCION- SAID THE SITUATION IS

;UNDER: CONTROL AND WARNED THAT IPURTHER EXTREMIST ADVENTURES WOULD 3E

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! THOUSANDS Of CHILEANS rLED ACROSS THE ANDES AFTER THE FALL OFCO"ERNHENTSOHE ARE

'BEEN TRAINED BY ARGENTINE GUERRILLAS. IF THESE CROUPS ARE INDEED

INFILTRATXNC BACK. INTOiCHILEv THE PINOCHET GOVERNMENT CAN BETO CLAHPOPPONENTS AND ABANDONjANY THOUGHTTOWARD ^GREATER TOLERANCE OF PEACEFUL OPPOSITION ACTIVITY.NO SERIOUS THREATjNOW. ASCONDITIONS WORSEN' ENGENDERING PUBLIC DISCONTENT* THEBEGIN TO FOCUS ON RURAL LABOR TROUBLE OR

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