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Chilean President-Elect Lagos Says Private Enterprise Shouldn’t Worry

HeadlineJan 19, 2000

President-Elect Ricardo Lagos says private enterprise shouldn’t worry that a socialist has been chosen president for the first time since Salvador Allende was toppled in a bloody 1973 coup in Chile. Lagos emerged in the 1980s as a leading opponent of Pinochet, was briefly imprisoned for his activities, and repeated his promises now “to work for the unity among Chileans,” because he said the country often reflects the deep political divisions stemming from the Pinochet 1973-1990 dictatorship.

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