WHB: MEXICO-CHILE

Created: 9/1/1973

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3. BETWEEN MEXICO ANB THE MILITARY

JUNTA IN CHILE AREBE COOL 'OR SOME TIME i MEXICAN

PRESIDENT ECHEVERRIA HAS PERHAPS ALLENDE'S MOST VALUABLE FRIEND

IN THE HEMISPHERE. DESPITE THE LONG DISTANCE SEPARATING THEM* MEXICO AND CHILE DREbt CLOSE UNDER THEIR FRIENDSHIP. THE THO PRESIDENTS EXCHANGED OFFICIAL VISITS2 AND THIS YEAR MEXICO SOLD CHILE PETROLEUM AND GRAIN ON CREDIT TO HELP BOLSTER CHILE'S

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FAILING ECONOMY.

AFTER THE COUP AND ALLENDE'S DEATH* ECHEVERRIA flUICKLY SHOHED

! SYMPATHY. HE GRANTED ASYLUM ZN MEXICO TO ALLENDE'S HIFE AND FAMILY

| ANDTHER CHILEANS* DECLARED THREE DAYS OF OFFICIAL MOURNING *

AND HAS ON HAND AT MCXICO CITY'S AIRPORT TO MEET MRS. ALLENDE AND

HER PARTY. PRESS REPORTS IKDICATE THAT OVER ?QO MORE ASYLEES IN

THE MEXICAN EMBASSY IN SANTIAGO AHAIT SAFE-CONDUCT TO MEXICO.

LEFTISTS IN MEXICO HAVE BEEN URGING THE GOVERNMENT NOT TO

RECOGNIZE THE JUNTA. THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT ECHEVERRIA HILL

CO THIS FAR* BUT OFFICIAL CONTACT HITH CHILE'S NEH LEADERS HILL

FOR NOH BE AVOIDED AND* ZN THE FUTURE* BE SUPERFICIAL AT BEST.

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