LATIN AMERICA - CUBAN-INSPIRED ANTI-US DEMONSTRATIONS POSSIBLE IN PANAMA

Created: 6/9/1960

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Anti-US Demonstrations Possible inpokesman tor president-elect Roberto F. Chlarl told the US" ambassador in Panamaune that incumbent President de la Guardia had expressed to Chiari concern over increasing Cuban influence in Panama. Da la Guardia allegedly mentioned reports that Panamanian students, in an anti-US protest, may refuse this year to observeulyin view of Panama's close tios with the US. According to Chiari, the students' plan to attend classes that day Is Cuban inspired.

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The Chiari emissary also said that De Ia Guardiahe was under heavy Cuban pressure to invite Presidentcurrentlyur of six Latin American countriesvisit Panama. De la Guardia allegedly added that, while he did not wish to extedd the invitation, he was hard excuse for refusing.

spokesman indicated Chlarl's concern over reports that students from neighboring countries may Join Panamanian studentsovereignty demonstration scheduled to take placeovember, anniversary of last year's serious anti-US manifestations. esult of the efforts of Panamanianesolution to this effect was approved atay Central American University Students Congress in Tegucigalpa. Chiari, who assumes the presidencyctober, is said to have suggested the displayanamanian flag In the Canal Zoneulyeans of discouraging any demonstrations then or later, but affirmed that he wouldon maintaining law and order in any anti-US outburstafter his inauguration. Both Chiari and US officials in Panama are convinced, however, that violence is possibleemonstration material!:

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