LATIN AMERICA: 5. PERUVIAN RELATIONS WITH CUBA

Created: 5/27/1960

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Peruviao Relations with Cuba: Peruvian VlcoV* 3Ctlng Chlef "ecutlve while

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of tho Cuban Embassy's interference in student and labor probloms. Guatemala broke rolations with Cuba on similar grounds onpril, but there has been little pressure In Peru for like action, and tho government is planning toCuban President Dortlcos on an official visit lo June.

Pro-Castro sympathy in Peru is largely restricted to dissident leftist and Communist elements which are at temptin to undermine tbe traditional Influence of the leftist but non-Communist APRA party within student groups and orgaolzod labor. APRA leadors, whose support of the Prado governmoot has weakened the party's "revolutionary appeal" to youoger leftists, have frequently expressed diseocbantment with the Castro regime but hositate to denounce Castro or Cubanopenly for fear of losing membors to the Communists orecently formed "rebel APRA" group. H

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