LATIN AMERICA - 12. PRO-CASTRO DEMONSTRATIONS MAY OCCUR THIS WEEK IN A NUMBER O

Created: 8/23/1960

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Demonstrations Hay Occur Tbis Seekumber

Of Latip American Countries: Communists and other pro-Castro elementsumber of Latin American countries are likely to attempt demonstrations this week designed to influence tbe OAS foreign ministers wbo reconvened in Costa Rica onugust to consider the threat to the inter-American system posed bybloc ties to the Castro regime. Such demonstrations,and probably largely financed by the Castro regime, were attempted last week in Uruguay, Venezuela, El Salvador, and Ecuador, but with limited success.

In Uruguay,ro-Castro demonstrators stoned the US Embassy in the first show of violence against thein recent years. imultaneous student demonstration in support of tho OAS aroused favorable comment among

In El Salvador, Communist-led domonstrators damaged he plantonservative newspaper onugust and would also probably have attacked the US Embassy had it not boen guarded by police. The subsequent arrest of Communistand pro-Communist students who participated inecond student demonstration on 19 Tho embassy expects further agitation and disorders andtudent strike.

Ecuador, pro-Castro demonstrations in Guayaquilwithout serious difficulty onugust, and anin Venezuela toro-Castro demonstration on 16

failed in the face of obvious government efforts to tbwar

it and the warning that militants of President Betancourt's Democratic Action party would stage counterdemonstrations.

forces have demonstratedEdurinff 'he OAS meetings

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