LATIN AMERICA - 15. SOVIET AND CZECH TECNICIANS REPORTEDLY SUPERVISING CONSTR

Created: 10/17/1960

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Attache reports that Soviet and Czoch personnel aroa construction project near Havana. Large caves are report edly being built on high ground where five private farms have boen confiscated for the project. Tbe attache baa absolute confirmation that Czechs, membersechnical Mission to

Cuba, are housed on small faros In the genoral area, which

is near the Bauta transmitting station. The Czechs have "full

work facilities" and may be engaged moroly In industrial plan*

ning, but are protectedtrong armed guard.

The project may involve Installation of conventional antiaircraft weapons which have recently been unloaded from Soviet ships in Cuban ports. The area mentioned is southwest of Havana about the same distance froa the capital as the site of "military construction" by Soviet technicians mentioned in two recent reports. The latter activity was thought toantiaircraft wnai

for Revolt Against Castro Regime Diminish: The

recentsummary execution of morehree Amerlcans--for counterrevolutionary activitieserious blow to the chancesenuine revolt against the Castro regime, according to qualified American observers In Santiago de Cuba,. The "neighborhood" spy system recently threatened by Castro appears to be in effect in easternwhere the people reacted to last week's executions with silence and fear. peech onctober, Castro again emphasized charges of US official complicity inaid it e into Its second and less drastic phase, and insisted tbat "loyal" private interests need not fear nationalization.

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