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.
Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.