MEETING AT NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO IN PROTEST AGAINST VISIT OF PRESIDENT

Created: 6/24/1962

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A MEETING IN PROTEST AGAINST THE APPROACH ING VISIT TO MEXICO Of JOHN F. KENNEDY, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITEO STATES, WAS HELD ON THE NIGHT OFUNE ON THE GROUNDS OF THE NATIONAL AUTCNOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO (UNAM) SCHOOL OF economy . TUOENTSIN THE DEMONSTRATION WHICH WAS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF JOSE EOUARDO PASCUAL, PRESIDENT OF THE ECONOMY SCHOOL STUDENT ASSOCIATION. THE MEETING WAS SLOW IN GETTING ORGANIZED BECAUSE OFEMPORARY CUT-OFF OF ELECTRICITY, AND LACKICROPHONE.

MEM3ERS OF THE JUVENTUD COMUNISTA MEXICANA (JCM-MEXICAN COMMUNIST PARTY)AJOR ROLE IN THE MEETING. THE THREE PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS WERE JCM MEMBERS. ONEAW SCHOOL

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EMPEROR" ON THE GROUNDS THAT IT WOULDETRIMENTAL TO MEXICO, AND ALSO BECAUSE. DIRECT INTERVENTION IN THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF LATIN AMERICA, CHIEFLY, THE; INVASION OF CUBA. AN ECONOMY STUDENT CHARGED THAT THE TWO CHIEF OBJECTIVES OF THE VISIT WERE TO EXTEND THE TENTACLES. IMPERIALISM, AND TO CONFIRM AGREEMENTS REACHED AT THE CONFERENCE OF FOREIGN MINISTERS IN PUNTA DEL ESTE, HE CRITICIZED THE GOVERNMENT OF ADOLFO LO-EZ MATEOS, PRESIDENT OF MEXICO, FOR CALLING ITSELF DEMOCRATIC WHEN IT EMPLOYS POLICE REPRESSION TO PREVENT DEMONSTRATIONSEVOLUTIONARY STUDENTS.

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3, THE STUDENTS DISCUSSED FLANS TOARGE POTEST MEETING AT THE UNAM ONUNE, THE DAY OF PRESIDENTRRIVAL, AND ALSO TO ASSIGN STUDENT GROUPS ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE TO AGITATE ANO PROTEST. AFTER THE SPEECHES WERE OVER, THE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED TO THE ESPLANADE "Ji'ilOr fl-iEND PROCEEDED TO 3URN AN EFFIGY OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY GARBED AS UNCLE SAM IN THE COLORS OF. FLAG, IN FRONT OF THE STATUE OF MIGUEL ALEMAN, A3 THE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED TOWARD THE FECTOSY T'iCf 3HOJTEO" INSULTS AGAINST PRLSI DENT KENNEDY, LOPEZ MATEGS, 1GNACIO CHAVEZ, UNAM RECTOR, AND IN FAVOR OF CUBA AND FIDEL CASTRO. THE BURNING OF THE EFFIGY WASOMPLETE SUCCESS BECAUSE OF THE RAIN. HOTOGRAPHER,TUDENT DESCRIBEDEMBER OF PRENSA LATINA, TOOK A

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OF THE ATTEMPTED BURNING. NUMEROUS COMMUNIST. MANIFESTOS AND LEAFLETS WHICH ATTACKED. AND THE VISIT OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY WERE DISTRIBUTED. ALSO DISTRIBUTED WERE COPIESOOKLET PROTESTING THE RECENT MURDER OF RUBEN JARAMILLO. COMMUNIST AGRARIAN LEADER.

1*. STUDENTS BEGAN TO GATHER OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL. AMONG THE STUDENTS PRESENT WERE

FRANCISCA (PAQUITA) CALVO, ELSA MARQUEZ, AND MALLENA (ALSO RCVD-MALIENA)ALE STUDENT. THE DEMONSTRATION WAS VERY POORLY DONE, ON THE WAY HOME, MARQUEZ TOLD FELLOW STUDENTS THAT RECTOR CHAVEZ WAS RIGHT WHEN HE SAID THAT IT WAS ALWAYS THE SAME kOO STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN DEMONSTRATIONS AND, IN GENERAL, CAUSED DISTURBANCES AT THE UNAM,

5, HECTOR TAMAYO, SON OF JORGE L. TAMAYO CASTILLEJOS AND MARTA LOPEZ PORTILLO DE TAMAYO, PROMINENT MEXICAN MARXIST INTELLECTUALS, ATTENDED THE DEMONSTRATION. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY RAULRIEND. AFTER THE DEMONSTRATIONDES AND CARLOS ARIEL, MEMBERS OF THE PRENSA LATINA STAFF, SAID THAT0 STUOENTS HAD PARTICIPATED IN THE PROTEST MEETING, THEY SAID THERE HAD BEEN EIGHT SPEAKERS, ONE OF WHOM HAD ATTACKED THE ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESSEANS OF SUBORDINATING LATIN AMERICA FURTHER, AND THAT THEY HADINUTE'S SILENCE IN MEMORY

OF JARAMILLO. THEY SAIO THE DEMONSTRATORS HAD CARRIED PLACARDS

WITH THE FOLLOWING SLOGANS:

THE CORPSE OF THE UNITED STATES IMPERIALISM ALREADY STINKS.

WE REPUDIATE THE ARMAMENT RACE WHICH IS PUSHING US INTO ANOTHER

WORLD WAR.

LET US REMEMBERu, GUATEMALA 1ANDHE INTRODUCTION TO THE KENNEDY-LOPEZ MATEOS INTERVIEW WAS THE MURDER OF RUBEN JARAMILLO.

COMMENT: FORDES AND ARIEL

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