12. VENEZUELAN AND PERUVIAN FOREIGN MINISTERS MAY RESIGN AS RESULT OF OAS MEET

Created: 9/1/1960

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aod Peruvian Foreign Ministers Hay Resign as It of OAS Meeting in San Jose: The pro-Cubap and6 anti-US siateccDti and actions of Venezuelan Foreign Minister Arcaya and Peruvian Foreign Minister Porras at tho San Jose meeting appeared to be representative of political party positions and in violation of their official instructions. As aboth aay resign shortly unless some face-savingare devised to permit their continuance as cabinet minis tors.

The issue could arouse borlous political reactions in boi! countries, where pro-Castro groups are promoting unrest. In Venezuela, the resignation of Arcaya, whose leftist Democrat: Republican Union party has co-operated wltb otbor leftists and Communists ln support of Castro, could threaten Presidont Betancourt's coalition. Pro-Castro demonstrations broke out in Caracas onugust, and Betancourt, who Is known to be hostile to Castro, has been confronted by considerable pro-Castro violence recently.

Porrasriend of the leftist but non-Communist APRA party, which bas been largely sympathetic toward theof tbe Cuban revolution. issident wing of tbe party is strongly pro-Castro. His resignation could similarly touch off pro-Castro violence in Peru, which initiated the meeting

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