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nsc rccordo, the director briefedfollows:
I, Communist Bloc approaches to Cuba continue.
Trade pact concluded with Communist China on 23
July represents strong Chinese offort
lomatic recognition from Cuba and demonstrates Peiping's willingness to backoyeaents
with considerable material suppor
Recognition appearsa^ beonuly anniversary of Cuban revolution.
Raul Castro visit to Moscow resulted last week li
communique which promised continuing Soviet
However, communique fell short of confirming Khrushchev's earlier reforonco'-to'-'POSSlbilitv of Soviet rocket retaliation agl
Raul's visit may have been for purposi&^of putting final touches on arms agreement
may have concluded in Prague.
Delegations are arriving in Havana for 26 July oponing of Communist-dominated Latin American Youth Congress. A. Pro-Castro groups in other Latin Americanpreparing demonstrations of support for Cuba.
Chamber of Deputiesresolution of support forCuban people for their national This may strengthen band of Venezuela's
pro-Castro Foreign Minister Arcaya in his dispute with President Betancourt over treatment of the Castro regime.
groups in Venezuela, Uruguay,and possibly other countries arepro-Cuban demonstrations foruly.
Increasing security measures reveal Cuban government'sover internal opposition.
however, not yet organized.
Castro reportedly being given more securityto prevent any possible attempts on his life.
units under army supervision reportedbeach areas of Havana province to prevententry.
arrests of "counterrevolutionaries"
of prominent Cubans continue-
]. Poroor President On*los Prlo Socarras Is
reported ready to seek asylum in a foreign embassy in Havana if not permitted to leave Cuba.
2. Dr. Perez Clsneros, alternateo the OAS Council has resigned. Re had been reported at odds with pro-Sovlot trend of Cuban Government. IT. Italian oil magnate Enrico Mattel Is considering supplying refinery equipment and technical assistance to Cuban industry.
originally asked by Cuba to run itsrefused.
of seized refineries in Cuba say accossparts likely to be biggest problem.Original document.