ALLENDE DISSATISFACTION W/POOR PERFORMANCE OF CARABINEROS AND THEIR RESPONSE

Created: 6/4/1973

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THIS IS AN INfOBMAnONNOT flKAUY tVAlUAIED INTtlUCENCI

I DENT SALVADOR ALLENDE HAD NET HITH THE COUNCIL Of GENERALS Of TNE CARABINEROS (NATIONAL UNirORKED POLICE) DURING THE AFTERNOON OFAY. THE HEETINQ HAS DESCRIBEDORMAL SEMI-ANNUAL OCCURRENCE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND THE. PRESIDENT ALLENDE CALLED THE CARABINERQ GENERALS TO

A MEETING IN THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE ONAY IN ORDER TO INFORM

SECRET

"wwo for jaust

theh of mis dissatisfaction mith the poor performance ofin maintain! hq public order. allende claimedcarabineros here acting passively and wot helpingto control or discourage demonstrations. adds0 that public order must be maintained andhas personally ordering the police to take effectivedemonstrators. whether tnfyovernment or|

he generals present pointed out to allende that low morale within the carabinero ranks stehminq from inadequate salaries and'food shortages was affecting the work of the

bVbVHbVbVbV reposed unrest within the carabinero corpsesult of low salaries

and' pood j

4,' the generals also pointed; out to allenoe that the carabineros have been restricted^ from fulfilling their normal roles for almost-'threehey have been ordered not to interfere with illegal takeovers of properties. the generals advised the presioekt that if orders were now give to act

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MARSGAINST ANY VIOLATIONS OP PUlL IC ORDER-. THE CARABINEROS ON THE STREETS WOULD TEND TO ACT AGAINST GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS RATHER THAN OPPOSITION SUPPORTERS. ALLENDE RESPONDED THAT OISCIPL1NE MUST IE INSTILLED IN THE RANKS AND THAT HIS ORDERS

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TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC ORDER MUSTTHE

CONSEQUENCES,

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