ALLENDE CONCERN ABOUT REPETITION OF OCT 72 GENERAL STRIKE AND DISCUSSIONS WITH

Created: 4/11/1973

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1. IN EARLYPRESIDENT SALVADOR ALLENDE UMBER Of LEADERS Of THE POPULAR UNITY <uP> GOVERNMENT THAT ME IS WORRIED ABOUT THE CLIMATE OP TENSIONHE CLAIMS IS BUILDING IN THE COUNTRY. Hg SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS GATHERING

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DAT* INTO DETERMINE WHETHER THE GROUP NHICH PLANNED THE

2 GENERAL STRIKE IS INVOLVED IN PREPARATIONS AT THE PRESENT TINE FOR SIMILAR ACTIOP ALONG THESE LINES, COMMENT! ALLENDE HAS PREVIOUSLT MADE REFERENC5 TO WHAT HEBRA IN TRUST" WMICH IS PLOTTING MOVES AGAINST HIS GOVERNMENT, THE PRESIDENT BELIEVES IT MAS THIS "BRAtN TRUST" WHICH PLANNED

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INDEPENDENT DAILY NEWSPAPER,TATEMENT BYi SECRETARY GENERAL OF GOVERNMENT. RELATING TO AN ALLEGED VAST PLAN BY RIGHTIST EXTREMISTS TO CREATE am ATMOSPHERE OF TENSION AND UNREST IN CHILE. PALHA, UNO SAID HE HAS SPEAKING ON THE EXPRESS ORDERS OF PRESIDENT ALLENOE. AOOED THAT THE RIGHTISTS INTEND TO SEUE INDUSTRIES AND BLOCK HIGHWAY* TO ACCOMPLISH ThEJR OBJECTIVES. HE ALSO STATED TmaT EFFORTS ARE BfcINQ MADE TO MANIPULATE CERTAIN SECTORS OF SLUM OMELIERS Tfl SUPPORT THESE PLANS,)

2, ACCORDING TO ALLENDE, THE GROUP WHICH PLANNED THE OCTOBEF STRIKE IS NOW TRYING TO CREATE TENSION IN THE COUNTRY AND TO PROMOTE FRICTION BETWEEN, AND THE CHURCH, . AND

CHILEAN EDUCATORS, ADD, AND THE ARMED FORCES. ALLENDE ADDED THAT THE CROUP IS CURRENTLY USING THE UNIFIED EDUCATION

SYSTEM (ENU)I NHICH HAS 8EEN PROPOSEDHE GOVERNMENT AND MHJCH IS 8EING OPPOSED BY THE FOREGOING THREE SECTORS. TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR OBJECTIVES.

3. TO COUNTERACT POSSIBLE FRICTION BETWEEN, ANDAND ARMED FORCES OVER THE ENU ISSUE, THE PRESIDENTHAD TALKED WITH RAUL CARDINAL S AND THETHE ARMED FORCES TO EXPLAIN THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULO NOTPROPOSED SYSTEM UNTIL BOTH SECTORS HAO ANSTUDY THE PROPOSAL CLOSELY AND EITHER APPROVED THE PLANSOR OFFERED SUGGESTIONS FOR MODIFICATION, ALLENDE PRIL MEETING WITH THE SERVICE CHIEFS. THEREQUESTED THAT ENU NOTUT INTO EFFECT WITHOUTAPPROVAL. THE HILI VARY CHIEFS ALSO TOLD THE

THAT THE SERVICE SCHOOLS MERE OPPOSED TO THE ENU CONCEPT.

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TlON MINISTER JORGE A UAS TO MEET DURINO THE MORNINGPRIL HITH THE HIGH COMMANDHE AND THE DIRECTORS

4, the president also indicated that he is concerned about government relations with the judiciary. as an example. ms said that he thinks the government hill lose its case in concepcion in relation to the problem, channel five, and that the supreme court could very hell uphold the military court decision to reduce the sentence op former general* which would signify that vlaux wouldeleased from prison.comment! the channel five controversy involves the attempt by catholic university to extend its programing to the concepcionove which has been strongly opposed by the government. -elfficial newspaper of the communist party or chilepril reported that the supreme court would initiate deliberations to review the military court rulino inux case onpril. vuux was arresteo for involvement in the assassination qf general rene schneider. army commander in chiefctober

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