The Security Situation in Uruguay
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY Directorate of Intelligence7
The Security Situation in Uruguay (Situation Roport
new information has been receivedchange the basic conclusion reached inIntelligence, SECURITYIN URUGUAY,nd thosejudgments sot forth inf our
pril supplement to Situation Report
Uruguayan security officials began to put their security plans to the test yesterday as Punta del Este filled with presidential delegations. at Carrasco airport near Montevideo was good during presidential flight arrivals and departures, although it was relaxed somewhat between times. There were no incidents when President Johnsonalthough one movie camerman was seenin an area supposedly denied to the press. The Punta del Este area itself was quiet and free of security problems during tho day, although one individual who was without proper credentials was arrested at the San Rafael Hotel. He had reached the inner security zone apparently without being challenged.
Onpril an official of the Communist Party of Uruguay said that the party wouldyoung activists to stage antisummit "lightning demonstrations" in Montevideo and to break windows and throw tar bombs at US properties there. The beginning of the campaign was to coincide with President Johnson's arrival in Uruguay. Several
small demonstrations were staged In the capital late onpril and may have been part ofampaign. The same official said that theexpected thatruguayan workers would participate in the "general strike" onpril. He admitted the number would be only about one-quarter of those who were involved in the last general strike. The official's predictions seem overly optimistic in viewoticeablein apathy among the Communist rank and file about continuing participation in the antisummit campaign.
Two student demonstrations occurred in downtown Montevideo yesterday. One of these was an anti-Communist demonstration and was orderly; the otherrolonged demonstration staged by leftist students at the university which involved rock-throwing, police retaliation with tear gas,irtual siege of the university building where the students barricaded themselves.
The naval patrol around Punta del Este has demonstrated its capability to turn awayfishing boats; one boat was turned back yesterday without incident.
According to two Uruguayanmall activist group within the pro-Castro Uruguayan Revolutionary Movement (MHO) is planning toPresident Johnson during his stay in Punta del Este. The assassination plan calls for an MRO employee of the San Rafael Hotel to give hisand security pass to the would-be assassin, who would then have access to the hotel. lassmate, Ricardo Gomez Puente, in the plot. Gomez has been arrested but has denied to the Uruguayan police that he has ever been aof the MRO and claims that the story Is afabrication. He did admit, however, that he was an inactive member of an Uruguayan Communist youth organization. The investigation is
Elsewhere, Peruvian Communist students at Lima's San Marcos University reportedly are planning
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acts ol terrorism to protest the summit meeting. The plans allegedly Include demonstrating,propaganda, and throwing home-made bombs against the US Embassy and US-owned commercial The Peruvian Invest 1gat ions Police (PIP) have been placed on alert until President Belaunde returns. PIP personnel have also been posted near the US Embassy and other likely targets of the 0 PM EST,omb was thrown against the private home next door to the houseS Embassy official in Lima. Leaflets found at the scone stated that the act was dlrocted against "US aggression in Vietnam" and agftinst the summit conference.
The Security Situation in Surinam
8. Dutch troops are to be included in the guard force atirport, and will befor guarding the half of the Airfield's perl-meter which faces theby Surinamese and US officials to be the most difficult terrain to guard. Surinamese police will guard the remainder of the perimeter.