An economic boycott has been proposed against the military regime of President General Augusto Pinochet in Chile.
An economic boycott has been proposed against the military regime of President General Augusto Pinochet in Chile. The proposal came on Sunday (29 January) at a meeting in Algiers of the 'International Commission of Inquiry into the Crimes of the Military Junta of Chile'. The popular commission, which had been meeting in the Algerian capital for several days, decided the boycott would be an effective way to isolate the regime at an international level. At an earlier session, the commissions's Secretary General, Mr. Hans Franck, claimed the Chilean leaders were afraid to allow impartial outsiders into the country to check conditions there at firsthand. Senora Isabel Letelier, widow of a former Chilean Defence Minister, Senor Orlando Letelier, (who died in 1976) alleged that President Pinochet had begun a campaign of repression Against Christian Democrats in the country. Mr. Franck spoke first: