• Short Summary

    Mexican President Luis Echeverria, addressing the opening session of the International Commission of Enquiry into the Crimes of the Military Junta in Chile on Tuesday (February 18), accused the United States of "Intolerable" meddling in Chilean affairs.

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    Mexican President Luis Echeverria, addressing the opening session of the International Commission of Enquiry into the Crimes of the Military Junta in Chile on Tuesday (February 18), accused the United States of "Intolerable" meddling in Chilean affairs.

    He didn't directly name the United States. But he left the delegates from 35 countries in little doubt of his meaning when he declared: "The intervention (in Chile) has been proved, recognised and even harshly criticized by outstanding personalities and institutions in the very country that practised intolerable forms of interference in Chilean affairs."
    What made the situation even more intolerable, added the Mexican head of state, was that this intervention had been aimed at protecting private multi-national interests, operating like "a state within a state."
    There were published reports last autumn that the Central Intelligence Agency spent up to eight million dollars in Chile to disrupt the government of Marxist President Salvador Allende, who was overthrown and killed in the military coup of September, 1973.

    President Allende's widow is among the 3,000 sympathisers at the unofficial commission in Mexico City. So are several former members of the Allende government, who are due to give testimony during the hearings.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE0VCYB757YD97210OEBTB2M94
    Media URN:
    VLVAE0VCYB757YD97210OEBTB2M94
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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