GENERAL- (DELETED) (JMWATERFALL) - SPECIFIC- STRIKE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Created: 6/11/1954

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emorandum listing the -ne^hersilrst four major groups controlling the strikers in

the United trult Company area of the Worth Coast of Honduras. It was obtained from press sources.

attachedemorandum from KJiCX of 9which ho coimsntsJ Source travelled toJune and returned to San Pedroune. Prior torepeatedly stated the Govcrn-nent would take actionCommunists who are behind the strike and who hopea Communist government. Upon his return, hecoMUnlst influence in the strike had been broken.Government plans arresting some of the leaders one byvarious times and places, no concerted actionong tirade against the fruit companyCompany iso classify the strike iL-ovemeartto avoid meeting legitimate demands of theadmitted many rumors that some of the member* ofare co-nmunists but emphasized that theseunfounded. He wanted to make this veryhe had instructions to voice this opinionKNOX unable to state at this time.

opies of attachments and summary of above trade available to Embassy and Military Attache.

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I. Secretarlado Supromo de la Huelga ay)

Secde J. VALENCIA B.

Confllctos Cesar Augusto COTO Carlos GRAVINAAngel RUIZ

TAMATO

Relaciones Arturo RiveraCD CAS Gross

Signers ofoints

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Cortes

La Li Eta

El Progreso

Tela

III. COTO Committee

Sec Gen

SBc.Finanzas

Sec Org

Sec Press/Prop

Soc Actas

Adjuntos

B. CANALES C. A. COTO S. Lillo PINEDA M. Luis B. TAKES

(aboutay)

C. A. COTO Frmclscouan E. Canales Marcos SANTOS Guillerao ROSALES Mejia Uonuol SIERRA Jose VAZQUEZ Adan POSASLEHDEZ Gabriel DAVID Ernesto PEREZ Angel M. DOMINGUEZ Antonio HIVAS Gregorlo FEKRtRA Augusto CASTANEDA

VALENCIA Committee

Soc. Gen de Buelga Actas Prop

Relaciones Flnanzas Coordinaclon Organ! zacl on

(aboutay)

Manuel de J. VALENCIA Mario S. TAMATO Jose CUBAS Gross Arturo RIVERA Sant?maria Carlos GRAVINA Gureios Severino ALVAREZ Miguel Angel'RDIZ

comkusist influence in strike op united fruit company workkrs

following Central Strike Committeeorganised ln Puerto Cortes

Manuel J. Valencia, Le Lima* Humberto Dies 2elaya, La, Lima; Antonio Radlllo, Puerto Cortes; Raul Estrada, Tela; Henry Sheran, Tela; Santos Ochoa, Bataan; Benlgno Gonzalez, Progn gaarxoxtoxXas; Carlosuerto Cortes; Rafaelela; Ruflno Sosa, Bataan; Israel Orellana, Bataan; Jose Roberto Pancharce, Progreso and Jose Arnulfo Bsplnosa,Progreso. Jose Cubes Gross, La Lima; Celeo Gonzalez, Puerto Cortes.

of the members of this Central StrikeCommunists. They have agreed >ltb the authorities thatCoffifiunlsts atteapt to regain control of the Striketo wreck negotlatilons they will turn these Communists

over to the authorities for detention.

3. esult of the foregoing, ths plan of the Communists to prolong the strike for their own endsn thwarted. Some of the Communist leaders have fled to Guatemala while others are ln hiding. ew of the Corwunlst leaders remain ln Progreso, but they have no influence ln the present Central Strike Committee.

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