DEVELOPMENTS RELATIVE TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S TRIP TO MEXICO

Created: 6/26/1962

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY OFFICE OF CURRENT INTELLIGENCE C$ y'

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CURRENT INTELLIGENCE MEMORANDUM

SUBJECT: Developments Helativo to President Kennedy's Trip to Mexico

I, Nothing has occurred in the past few days to change the conclusions of, SECURITYIN MEXICO, datedune.

2. Communist student agitators at the National University attracted to an anti-Kennedy demonstration onunef the student bodyne of the demonstrators remarked that the same groupstook part ln student disturbances. Exaggeration of the attendance figures by reporters of Castro's Prensa Latins indicates disappointment over the turnout. Another protest meeting is scheduled forune, when student groups reportedly will be assigned posts for agitation efforts during the visit.

3. The Mexican Communist party (PCM) is distributing anti-Kennedy handbills to workers in unions which areCommunist-influenced. Among them are the telephone workers, who Mexican security officials have heard may go on strike during tbe visit. Tbe handbills attack tbe Lopez Mateos administration as completely subject to the US and charge that concessions damaging to Mexicans will result from the visit.

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4. Several PCM leaders have been arrested and heldfor painting wall signs protesting tbe visit

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arouse public resentment. Mexican security forces are aware of this and are strengthening their countermeasures.

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5. Tbe refusal of Vicente Loabardo Toledano's Popular Socialist party (PPS) to cooperate with PCM agitation plans will suit tbe overall Communist tactic of not arousing government opposition. Loabardo has long protected bis own position as a privileged Soviet agent by supporting Mexican governments. In late May he reportedly discussed tbe visit with President Lopez Mateos, who told him that no secret matters would be discussed and no Information withheld from the Mexican public; that tbe visit would not alter any Mexican government policies including that toward Cubs; and that any discussion between the two presidents would be on an entirely equal basis with no concessions by the Mexican government. Tbe PPS planned to disseminate this information and issue directives that partywere not to give any Importance to the visit and not to demonstrate for or against It.

6 Protocol Chief Marlscal said onune that pro-Communist interpreter Rosenzweig Diaz did not need to be present in the private discussions between the two presidents, since Foreign Minister Tello and US Ambassador Hann are both capable of serving that function.

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