LATIN AMERICA - 10. AGENTINA CONCERNED OVER CUBAN LINKS WITH PERONISTAS

Created: 8/15/1960

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Concerned Over Cuban Links With Peronlstas: The Argentine ambassador to Washington Is said to have stated recently that bis country is watching the Cuban situation only Inasmuch as it affects Argentina because of the presence in Cuba of certain well-known Peronlstas and also because of the prominence there of Argentine-born "Che" Guevara, Cuba'stsar- This report is attributedsually reliable Latin American with good contacts in Latin American social and diplomatic circles in Mexico. However, it underplays Argentine concern over possible international Communistin the hemisphere,demonstrated by Buenos Aires' request ofuly to Premier Castro to disavow Khrushchev's missile rattling, but it accurately reflects the concern over Cuban links with Peronista subversive activities.

The source reports that the Argentine ex-dictator was at first opposed to the support his followers gave the Cuban leader but, finding himselfinority, finally agreed to "ally himself withs recommended by two Important Peronista leaders now living ln Cuba. Links with Cuba are still opposod by some Peronlstas in Argentina, such as the Peronista Youth Group, whlcb refused to attend the recent Latin American Youth Conference in Havana. The Dominican ambassador to Belgium, Porfirio Rubirosa, recently served as an intermediary between Peron in Madrid and his supporters in Cuba, according to the report.

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