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Chile Bans 2nd News Service

September 10, 1986|United Press International

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile today banned a second foreign news service from sending dispatches out of the country as part of a crackdown in the wake of the assassination attempt against President Augusto Pinochet.

The government order charged ANSA, the Italian news agency, with transmitting "false and tendentious (reports) that offended the armed forces," and halted the agency's operations until further notice. The British news agency Reuters was ordered to halt activities Monday for referring to Pinochet as an "arch villain" in a profile of him, government sources said.

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