Santiago, Chile (Sep. 12)
A resolution condemning the activities of both Nazis and Communists in Chile was adopted by the Chile parliament.
The resolution, which was adopted with only two of 58 votes dissenting, reads as follows:
“The Chamber of Deputies condemns the activities of the Nazis and the Communists who endeavor by revolutionary measures to change the political and social structure of the Republic and declares that legal measures to punish them severely must be taken as soon as possible.”
Before the resolution was passed the local brand of National Socialism was hotly debated, representatives of all parties taking part. When the time came for voting on the motion, 44 deputies abstained from voting.
On September 7 the Radical Socialist Party held a special meeting to consider the question of forming a united front in Chile against the National Socialists. On the following day the republican military published a statement to the effect that the military had nothing in common with the Nazis. On September 9, therefore, the Nazi leader issued an order to his followers commanding them at once to leave the republican military around which they had rallied.