GENERAL - YUGOSLAVIA FAILS TO WIN CUBAN FRIENDSHIP

Created: 10/31/1960

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Fails to Win Cuban Friendship

Cuba has becomeunreceptive to Yugoslavfor closor relations,Castro's return from the recent UN General Assemblyhe ordered Cuban papers not to publish material received from the Yugoslav Embassy,fjic-cordingsually rollahle^ source

The Cuban Coramualnt daily, Boy^has openly attackedfor its membership in the defunct Balkan Pact, acceptance of US aid, and disruption of "international socialist

Belgrade, nevertheless, continues to court Castro and has offered to build patrol boats and Industrial installations. In addition Yugoslavia isits public support of Cuba, most recently inwith the UN's decision to debate Cuban charges against tbe United States. Onctober, the Yugoslavs claimed that the US was attempting to subvert Cuba's "Justified striving for liberation from the domination of foreign private capital" by picturing the Cuban situation as bloc infiltration in Latin America. Belgrade sharplythe US embargo on to Cuba, and predictod that the political and economic

isolation of Cuba will have serious consoquonces for tho OS position in Latin America.

Cuban intransigence rosults in part from the dissatisfaction of Cuban diplomats in Belgrade over the physical facilities placod at their disposal and Belgrade's apparentto buy Cuban products. Havana may also wish to avoid worsening its rotations with the bloc by cooperating with Yugoslavia. Despite itsin increasing ties with Cuba, Yugoslavia's statement on Cuba onctober suggests that Belgrade intonds to pross its efforts to Improve rotations with Havana, perhaps including purchase of Cuban commodities it cannot use.

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