• Short Summary

    The former United States Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief for Latin America has defended the CIA against charges that it plotted anti-Government coups and assassinations.

  • Description

    The former United States Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief for Latin America has defended the CIA against charges that it plotted anti-Government coups and assassinations.

    Mr. David Phillips, 52, said in Washington on Saturday (10 May) that he resigned from his job in order to help clear the agency's name by speaking publicly.

    He denied the CIA'S involvement in the overthrow and death of Chilean President Salvadore Allende in 1973.

    Mr. Phillips, who was in charge of the Latin American branch at the time of the coup, added that he had written to Senora Allende giving her new information on the case hoping that it will modify her outlook on the question of CIA culpability.

    Speaking at a news conference, the former CIA chief said he could only speak of CIA activities in South America -- where he served, among other places, in Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Chile.

    Mr. Phillips was, however, not so emphatic and sounded ambiguous when he spoke of the agency's general activities.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAT2FZLSVLL5HHS4XHV90IDW9B
    Media URN:
    VLVAAT2FZLSVLL5HHS4XHV90IDW9B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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