A NUMBER OF MILITARY PERSONNEL HAD BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A POSSIBLE

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IOR PATRICIO ND LUIS (DIRECTOR GENERAL OF INVESTIGACIOWES) HAVE KNOWNONTH THAT APLOT HAS BEEN IN THE MAKING. THEY HAVE FIRM EVIDENCE THAT

HORACIO , FORMER HEAD OFIRON, WAS HEADING THIS CONSPIRACY AND WAS IN TOUCH WITH GENERAL (R) ROBERTO VIAUX , HEAD OF THE OCTOBER TACNAZO. VIAUX WAS GIVING THE MOVEMENT MORAL SUPPORT AND VAS WAITING FOR IT TO CALL HIM TO COMMAND THE CHILEAN ARMED FORCES. COMMENT. ^HlBlllBbkMHM

MID-FEBRUARY THAT GAM BOA ANDECTOR HtRTII.CZ WERE HEADING AN ARMY COUP MOVEMENT WHICH MIGHT -ACT IN MARCH OR'aPRU. AND THAT VIAUX RIGHT BE LEADER OF THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT SET UP BY THE GROUP.) ' .

' ON 23 ORARCH THE GROUP ^PROCLAnA-TION NAMING VIAUX COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CHILEAN ARMED FORCES. iGAMBOA WAS BEHIND THE PROCLAMATION ALTHOUGH HE WAS NOT

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4.! ESXT OF THE PROCLAMATION SOMEILITARY PERSONNEL WHO HAD BEEN INVXVED IN THE GAY STREET MEET HG OF

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9 AND SOME ENLISTED MEN FROM THE "YUNGAY" IN SAN FELIPE WERE ARRESTED. "AJOR (R) ARTURO

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IS BEING SOUGHT. AMONG THE ARRESTED WERE LT. COL. ED-GARDO FUENZAL IDA , CAPT. RAUL DROGUETT T. JOAQUIN HA HREE SERGEANTS FIRST CLASS, ONE CORPORALf CAPT. fR) ENRIQUE ND LT. OR) VICTOR CATALAN.

VIAUX IS AT HOME IN BED IN TRACTION AS THE RESULTECENT AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. HIS HOME IS SURROUNDED BY FIFTY MEMBERS OF THE CARABINERO GRUPO MOVIL AND FIFTY DETECTIVES FROM INVESTIGACIONES. WLWkWBCOMMENT. THIS IS PROBABLY THE END OF VIAUX, POLITICALLY SPEAKING.)

THE CARABINEROS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY ARE CONFINED TO QUARTERSTATE OF ALERT AS ARE ALL ARMED FORCES IN SANTIAGO. fJ^^HpCOnnENT. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE CARABINEROS ARE LOYAL TO THE GOVERNMENT.) AS OFMARCH SHOWS THAT NO ONE IN THE NAVY AND AIR FORCE WAS INVOLVED IN THE PLOT.

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