MORALE PROBLEMS IN CARABINEROS RESULTING FROM COUP

Created: 11/3/1973

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1, MORALE Qf ThE OPrjCER CORPS OP THE CARABINEROS (UNIFORMED NATIONAL POL ICE) IS DROPPING STEADILYESULT Or THE RISE IN THE COST QP LIVINGH THE LOh SALARIES OP THE CARABINEROS. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY BECAUSE OP THE STATE OP THE INSTITUTION ITSELFESULT OF THE MILITARY CONTROL OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE MAJORITY Or THE CARABINEROS CONTINUE TO OPPOSE THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE ORGANIZATION WILL BE TAKEN FROM THE JURISDICTION OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR AND PLACEO UNDER THE MINISTRY OF OEFEnSE AND GENERAL A,

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commander Or THE carabineros. has finally FELT thisesult, hendqza IS talkingOVE in order to GET THE other members of THE junta to change ThE i* minos,

2. another cause for discontent HAT ThE army is accusing THE carabinero? of being too soft and inefficient in their jobsesult of THE number OF wanted persons who have BEEN ABLE to GET into embassies to request asylum. usingTHAT THE carabineros are short of personnel. THE army is suggesting THAT it be allowed to take OvER THE job of guarding THEENQ02A is opposed to ove.

i, an additional point cp irritation is THAT military elements, at least at THE lower levels. treat THE carabineros withrefusing to show their credentials despite orders.

this has ledumber or incidents and confrontations between

THE TWO organizations.

OST CARABINERO OFFICERS BEL IE vE THATWAY THE MILITARY IS TREATING THE CIVILIAN POPULATIONISTAKE HHJCH WILL

back to haunt then in the future, ThET are especially

uNhappy about the continuation Of summary executions op suspect extremists, despite the governhent's recent publicized order porbidoing same. to back up ThEIR claim that such activity is still going on, carabinero officers citehT ofctober, hhenodies here found in the San carlos canal. all here men who had been shot and none hao identity documents. the carabineros maintain that PGR each person shot, there are

at least ib family members hho hill -old hatreo for the military

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