The CIA's role in Chile

The article "Latin American Leftists Rethink Their Role," March 6, is enlightening. But the reference to Chile's 1973 military coup, which overthrew President Salvador Allende, gave me a jolt. The author omits the fact that, although two Chilean generals carried it out, it was the US that suggested, planned, and paid for the removal of a democratically elected leader.

This has been general knowledge since 1975 when the Senate Intelligence Committee investigated Central Intelligence Agency covert activities. Joan Sanders, Flossmoor, Ill.

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