COMMUNIST ACTIVITIES IN THE QUEPOS BANANA ZONE (W/ATTACHMENT)

Created: 6/9/1954

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Communist Activities In tbe Quepos Banana Zone

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1* Communist leader Victor MORA Caldor*Snooting of tho Van guar die popular membership In Quepoo at hia home onay. id he had some things of Importance to talk about which wouldot for the democratic cause in America.

lie said he hadisitpeolal emissary who had told him that the current strikes In Honduras and Qua tonal wero being dlreoted for tho present, from Mexico, but that soon Guatemala would be sufficiently proparod to take charge of the whole movement. He also brought them up to data on the strike situation.

MORA said tho Honduras strike was being ably directed by trained elementa. This strike will bo followed by one In another country and possibly they will go out on the biggest strike ever seen in Costa Rica, However, he cautioned the members that the Quopos workers will do nothing until events dovolop In the southern banana zone and spread to the Atlantic side.

k* Ho said that one reason for their meeting was to let thorn know that of tho possibilityomplete ohonge in plana so they can be ready when the opportunity comee. He Indloatod he expected visits from othor comrades. MORA spoke only in vague terms and at no tlmo did he give complete details on any of the above Items.

5* MORA said the PETRABA directors do not realise the Communists have changed their tactics and that instead of dealing with them, they are now contacting the PETRABA workers in the banana fields and othor parts directly helping them-to form opinions and making them see that they can cooperateiven moment without loavlng their own syndicates and thus obliging their leadors to submit to the groat movement that will bo prepared.

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