PRU-ECUADOR BOUNDARY DISPUTE

Created: 11/28/1960

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recently warned Charge'Neal that any qualification of the US endorsementuarantor declaration on tho validity of the protocol would bring him to the point of resignation. Officials In both Peru and Ecuador appear to be resorting to threats In order to fortify their respective positions.

Pro-Castro elements In Ecuador are relatively strong and include anti-US Minister of Government Araujo, theprominent mayor of Quito, possibly the leftistof education who recently returned from an official visit to Czechoslovakia to 6eek economicotentially strong pro-Communist student organization, theumber of prominent intellectuals, and probably theof tbe Socialist party. Araujo recently permitted the return to.Ecuador of the representative of Castro^ controlledpress agency who had been expelled by the former conservative regime. "

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