CUBA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Created: 9/15/1960

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CUBA AND THE CARIBBEAN

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Soviet ehlpMech-nlkov arrived at Bivuion cargoeptember, tbe firet major bloc armsto tbe Castro regime. The cargo apparently Included armored vehicles, artillery,ariety of other weapons and equipment. Jst aircraft also mar have been delivered. In July, four or fire Soviet UI-s. helicopters and at0 Czech rifles and submachine gum had been delivered to Havana.

following Caatro's 2announcement tbat Cuba will establish relations wltb Peiping, tho head of thooffice of the New China News Agency has notifieduban Foreign Ministry that he had been designated by Peiping to negotiate tbe exchange of diplomatic missions, Numerousorganizations in CoRfiualst China have seat congratulatory messages to their counterparts ln Cuba since Castro's speech.

Khrushchev will pay bis long-promised visit to Cuba after bis trip to New York for

The Cuban Government has announced that Fidel Caatro himself is to head Cuba's OH General Assembly delegation, which will also include Foreign Minister Roa and Nunez Jimenez, tbe head of Cuba's Communist-dominated Agrarian Reform Castro will use the world forum for further attacks on the United States and to bold up his revolution as anfor all underdeveloped nations and colonial areas. Tbe Cuban delegation is expected to support the Soviet position on all important issues.

Meanwhile, opento Castro inside Cubatill uncoordinated andffectlvo leadership. The Castro forces apparently have bad no success in routing the guerrilla bands tbat bavs been forming la the Escaabrayof central Cuba for some

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Booths. Castro publicly miai-mlced tbe Importance of tbe guerrilla*eptember, but the regime actually appears to bo taking the threat of abulld-up seriously. Uo-coaflrmed reports allege tbat the head of the National Bask, "Che" Guevara, whoselo guerrilla warfare the regime regards highly,aatlguerrllla operations between 9 and 12

The Cuban consul In Hong Kong broke with the Castrooneptember and wants to come to the United States.

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