The widow of the Chilean president, Senora Hortensia Bussi de Allende, is now looking for a new home in Mexico, after fleeing from Chile with help of the Mexican President Luis Echeverria.
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Background: The widow of the Chilean president, Senora Hortensia Bussi de Allende, is now looking for a new home in Mexico, after fleeing from Chile with help of the Mexican President Luis Echeverria.
Senora Allende arrived in Mexico City on Sunday (September 16), flown from Santiago, Chile's capital, in a special aircraft organised by the Mexican Ambassador to Chile, Senor Gonzalo Martinez. The aircraft brought Senora Allende, two of her daughters and four of her grandchildren to Mexico, with other Chilean refugees and a number of Mexicans stranded in Chile after last week's military coup.
President Allende's widow was greeted by crowds of Allende-supporters and President Ecyeverria. She told a press conference at the airport that she hoped the Chilean coup would be debated by the United Nations General Assembly.
Senora Allende went to rest at the home of the former Chilean ambassador in Mexico, Hugo Vigorena, who is now looking for a home for the President's widow and her family.
SYNOPSIS: The warmth felt by Mexicans for the former Chilean president Salvador Allende -- killed during last week's coup -- was evident when they welcomed his widow at Mexico City airport on Sunday.
Senora Hortensia Buesi de Allende, with two daughters and four grandchildren, had been flown from Chile's capital, Santiago, to Mexico City, in an aircraft specially organised by the Mexican ambassador, Senor Gonzalo Martinez, as a gesture of friendship from Mexico's President Luis Echeverria, an admirer of President Allenda. The Mexican President led the airport welcome.
Senora Allende agreed to a press conference -- but then broke down and cried. "I thought I had no tears left", she told reporters. She called on the world to condemn the military coup which led to the death of her husband, and said she hoped the Chilean question would be taken up by the United Nations General Assembly. senor Allende claimed that the pro-Allende forces in Chile had gone into hiding, and would continue their struggle.