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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/22 : CIA-RDP90-00552R000403680044-4 A : WASHINGTON STAi-i `' 21 October 1980 Oki Pinochet is questioned. It is a fact- known widely throughout the_ nomic recovery of Chile under'' Robert Borosage and the other by John Dinges, were in your Oct. 12 edition. In the. first letter, the eco- -View of Letelier A Less Flattering remarkable - economic recovery. money channeled to him by'Bea trice Allende, daughter of the for- mer Marxist president of Chile. Bea- I trice is married to a high-ranking Cuban intelligence official would like to be onfriendly,"terms_-__. However, both American and international banks are sufficiently impressed by Chile's recovery to have no hesitation in lending Chile money; something none of them would have dreamt of doing when Allende was pulling the country down around his ears. The socalled'"libel" charged to William Buckley's column directed at the late Orlando Letelier is noth-r ing of the kind. Let it be stated clearly, once and for all. that Le. telier was a Marxist Cuban spy working against the interests of the United States. He was paid for, b} the countries behind the Iron Cur- tian since she cannot trade with the Western nations with whom she Chile enjoys a, thriving trade with ` FBI files reveal numerous con-~ tacts between; Letelier and Cuban intelligence officers in New York and a close working relationship with a variety of people in., the' United States sympathetic to vari- "ous left-wing organizations and a ORLANDO LETELIER A Marxist Cuban spy? variety of Kremlin front organiza,~ tions. Orlando Letelier did not deserve to be assassinated, but anyone who thinks that he deserves a memorial{ plaque at the site of.his. assassina- tion here should havehis heady examined. Nicholas Smyth Bethesda. Md. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/22 : CIA-RDP90-00552R000403680044-4