LATIN AMERICA - 17. CASTRO'S GROWING PROBLEMS IMPELLING HIM TOWARD MORE AND STR

Created: 4/26/1960

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Growing Problams Impelling Him Toward Here and Stronger Attacks on US: Cuba's Increasingly' complex domestic problems are impelling the Castro regime more and more to use the United statescapegoat. Ambassador Bonsai believos these Internal tensions and Castro's reaction to then aay mount to dangerous levels on bay Day, when the regime plans to stage mass demonstrations of loyalty highlighted by parades of workers' and studonts' militias and addresses by Castro and other top officials Workers in five of Cuba's six provinces are being offerod free transportation to Havana for the may Day events. In view of tho bitterness against the United States which Castro, other topthe progovornmcnt press are attempting to promote, the atmosphereay could produce serious incidents against the lives and property of US citizens.

Castro, elevision appearance onpril, descrlbod United States policy toward Cuba as "fascist, Goebbels-llke,etrayal of the principles for which thousands dlod In the past war against fascism." Ambassador Bonsai described this attack on the United States as Castro's strongost, most direct, and most insulting to dato.

In Orlente Province, once Castro'sompetent American observer reports that support for Castro is declining among all classes. Ho says that government Intervention in business and agriculture has cut off many sources of privateand has led to an economic recession. This observerthat all attention is focused on the economic situation and that the Communist issue is not an im disconten*

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