Reaction to the right-wing military overthrow of Dr. Salvador Allende's government in Chile spread throughout?
Reaction to the right-wing military overthrow of Dr. Salvador Allende's government in Chile spread throughout most of Latin America as further of the coup reached the outside world.
In Argentina the former Argentina President, Juan Peron, said he believed the United States had intervened in the politics of Chile. On Thursday large crowds of young demonstrators protested outside the Congress buildings in Buenos Aires at the Chilean coup.
General Peron had told reporters "I cannot prove it, but I am certain there was North American intervention. There must have been rejoicing in the State Department yesterday". He was speaking on Wednesday, the day after the coup.
On the same day, the Columbian Senate in Bogota had stood for a minute in silence as tribute to President Allende. And, President Misael Mastrana Borrero sent a personal message of condolence to Dr. Allende's wife.
In Caracas, the democratically elected Venezuelan Government ordered three days of mourning for dr. Allende, as did Argentina, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
Demonstrations also hit Mexico City on Friday (14 September) where about ten-thousand demonstrators marched through the city centre, waving red banners and chanting "Allende, Allende". It was one of the biggest demonstrations ever seen there, for the Mexican Government rarely permits protest marches.
SYNOPSIS: The military overthrow of President Salvador Allende of Chile, sparked off protests throughout South America. In Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, young demonstrators protested outside the Government buildings on Thursday. They chanted "Chile yes! Yankees No."
Reaction was strong throughout South America. The Argentine Government promptly ordered three days of mourning throughout the country for Dr. Allende, as did the governments of Cuba, Venezuela, and the Dominican republic. The former argentine President, General Juan Peron, said he was certain there had been North American intervention in Chilean politics.
General Peron said he could not prove his allegation, but he was sure there had been "rejoicing" in the United States State Department when news of the coup reached thee outside world. In Bogota, the Colombian Senate stood for a minute in silence, and President Mastrana Borrero sent a message of condolence to President Allende's widow.