WEEKLY REVIEW - CHILE: VIOLENCE AS A TOOL

Created: 9/1/1972

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NTELLIGENCE

CHILE: VIOLENCEOOL

Disturbances, marry of them violent, aremore frequent as spring approaches. Some result from the usual resentments, while others are caused by the dislocations occasioned byattempts totructured society and economy. But In every case, extremis*ot the far left and far right are doing all they can to provoke the dashes and to exploit them. Neither faction hides Its conviction that violence serves Its Interests. Increasingly, they are Involving more cautious groups in both government and opposition camps. They are also better prepared to exploit the growing tension and are doubtlass aimingajor showdown that will break the political stalemate of the past year.

President Allende resents pressures that force him to take decisive action; he particularly dislikes the need to call out police or impose stronger security measures. He prefers to offer prospects of accommodation and negotiation to his opponents, convinced that this Is the most

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Sep 72

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