REPORT THAT ALLENDE GOV IS PROVIDING ARMS TO POLITICALLY SYMPATHETIC CIVILIAN C

Created: 5/26/1972

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the city by Chilean police for security reasons In preparetlonfor the vlalt In Punta Arenas by ridel Cestro In "Jovenber lvTl.JJBJBBB took leave In Buenos Aires, Argentina, until Castro retomod to Santiago.

Tho Allende Government le providing anas to politically sympathetic

civilian core group* throughout the country. These ansa are originating fro- depot* of the Chilean Amy. In addition, contingent* of Chilean military forcea havu been transferred during the paet few nontha to the Tlcm del fucgo arc*. In Horchfor cxnepla, two field equipped units ofroops each stoved Into tho aroa. tnch unit carried Kith lt five artillery pieces with six Inch dlasater siuiilee. The Punta Arenas eras currently has sere stllltnry personnel In evidence than at any tlan during the past year.

9. lbs black -artsl In currency for the peat fourIn Punta Arenas has been running from BOscudoe to the dollar. However, the owners of foreign ehlpe putting In at Punta Arena* for provlalone and Maintenance are paying exorbitant prlcea for goods and services due to the official rare of exchange which currently la peggedt *acudos to tho dollar.

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