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South Vietnam: Situation report. (Page 1|

- East Gecnany: Moscow has reaffirmed strong support for East Germany. (Page 4)

Elonduras: Fighting continues despite OAS peace efforts. (Page 5)

Bolivia: Political tension (Page 6)


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L South Vietnam: Vice President Xy has again crit-icized allied military and negotiating strategy in Vietnam.

peech designed to re-establish hisas South Vietnam's leading hawk and his image of independence of the US, Ky yesterday renewed his public criticism of American conduct of the war,that Saigon withdraw from the Paris talks, and declared that the only solution for his fellowis to continue to fight.

Ky probably chose this opportunity to playVietnamese xenophobia in order to contrast his

stand with that of President Thieu, whose peace plan is being interpreted by many Vietnameseesponse to American pressure.

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North Vietnamese forceseries of light rocket and mortar attacks against)iSi'tions below the eastern portion of the Demilitar-

Zoneuly, but enemy activity else-

where in South Vietnam remainedow ebb. I

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ast Gerxany: Moscow has proclaimed strong support for East Germanyisit by an East German party-government delegation.

The statement issued at the end of the latest talks is probably intended in part to assuage fears which Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko's recentmoderate speech is likely to have aroused in Pankow over the course of Soviet foreign policy. The Soviets, however, are unlikely to be seriously swayed by objections from the East Germans against making overtures of detente to the West.

In contrast to language used in Gromyko'spolicy address, the statement seems at pains to use the East Germans' pet phrases for describing the European situation. It does voice supportelations with Westbut repeats the usual set of conditions,recognition of East Germany, which are known to be unacceptable to Bonn. It scores the Bonn"militarist-revanchist" and "imperialist-expansionist" policy as one of the basic sources of tension in Europe. It makes no reference to Gromyko's cautious offer of bilateral talks with Bonn and four-power talks on Berlin.

In additionemonstration of socialist solidarity, the visit4 July producedto strengthen economic and cultural ties. the economic agreements were not described in any detail, they appear to involve an even tighter tmeshing of the two national economies and willincrease East German dependence on the USSR.

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c Boliviat Tensions between General OvandoSiles may be strained to thetoday. Public expressions of support forcandidacy of Ovando's rival, themayor of La Paz, retired General)Ibe made in the capital.

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