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Report Faivovich Given Asylum in Mexican Embassy in Santiago

Jaime Faivovich, the former Mayor of Santiago and Transport Ministry Under-Secretary during the administration of Dr. Salvador Allende Gossens, is reported to have been granted asylum in the Mexican Embassy in Santiago. Faivovich was one of the most outspoken and energetic proponents of Allende’s program and was, according to a news report from Chile, one of the men most wanted by the new military regime. As Transport Under-Secretary he spearheaded the efforts to break the 47-day truckers’ strike which preceded the overthrow of Dr. Allende’s government. It was reported last week that Volodia Toitlebaum, the Communist Party Senator, was in Italy.