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September 12, 1987 | WILLIAM R. LONG, Times Staff Writer
President Augusto Pinochet responded Friday with harsh defiance to the ransom demands of Communist guerrillas who are holding an army lieutenant colonel. Calling the guerrillas terrorists and cowards, Pinochet declared: "To stop them, one cannot act with consideration. A tough hand is needed, the toughest possible." The 71-year-old general spoke in a ceremony marking the 14th anniversary of the 1973 coup that brought him to power.
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September 12, 1987 | WILLIAM R. LONG, Times Staff Writer
President Augusto Pinochet responded Friday with harsh defiance to the ransom demands of Communist guerrillas who are holding an army lieutenant colonel. Calling the guerrillas terrorists and cowards, Pinochet declared: "To stop them, one cannot act with consideration. A tough hand is needed, the toughest possible." The 71-year-old general spoke in a ceremony marking the 14th anniversary of the 1973 coup that brought him to power.
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