LOCAL PRESS IDENTIFIED RONALD RIVERA CALDERON AS THE PERSON WHO KILLED EDMUNDO

Created: 6/9/1971

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THS IS AH INFORMATION BEK3BT. NOT TNAUY EVAIUATTD INTElUOCMCl

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APPROVED FOR

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'INTERIOR MINISTER JOSE GONZALEi

l.TOHAHAT ONE OF THE ASSASSINS. HAD BEEN IDENTIFIED. TOHA ADDED THAT THE ASSASSKEMBERECTION OF THE ORGANIZED VANGUARD OF THE PEOPLES*HICH IS BEING DIRECTED BY THE RIGHT IN CHILE AND BY THE NORTH AMERICAN CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.

COMMENT* LOCAL PRESS ALSO IDENTIFIED RIVERA AS BELONGING TO THE VOP.)

HE DEPARTMENT OF INVESTIGATION'^INVESTIGACIONES) HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE WEAPON USED IN THE ASSASSINATION OF PEREZ ZUJOVIC WAS PROBABLY ONE WHICH HAD BEEN STOLEN FROM THE CARABINEROS. INVESTIGA-

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CIONES ALSO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE USED IN THE ASSAULT HAD BEEN STOLEN. WNMMfe PRESS AND RADIO.)

HE REACTION OF SENIOR OFFICERS IN THE CHILEAN ARMED FORCES, ASEwasOF CALM. MOST SENIOR OFFICERS,

TENDED TO DISCOUNT ANY POSSIBILITY THAT THE ASSASSINATION HAD BEEN COMMITTED BY RIGHTIST ELEMENTS AND PLACED THE LIKELY BLAME ONIR, VOP, OR EVEN THE UNITED POPULAR ACTION MOVEMENT (MAPU) FOR THE ACT. <tiHM| COMMENTi NONE OF THE SENIOR OFFICERS

EXPRESSED ANY NOTION THAT THE MILITARY SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY TOOVE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT. GENERAL AUGUSTO PINOCHET, COMMANDER OF THE SANTIAGO MILITARY GARRISON AND THE MILITARY OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE PROVINCE OF SANTIAGO UNDER THE CURRENT STATE OF EMERGENCY,IGHLY EFFICIENT SUBORDINATE OFFICER WHO CARRIES OUT ORDERS EXPLICITLY. HE IS

TO UNDERTAKE ACTION

HIS OWN ACCORD.)

:HE COMMANDERS-IN-CHIEF, OF THE ARMED FORCES MET WITH PRESIDENT SALVADOR ALLENDE 00 HOURSUNE.

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