LATIN AMERICA: 12. PERISITENCE OF GUERRILLA ACTION APPARENTLY BOTHERS CASTRO.

Created: 4/19/1960

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Persistence of OuorriUa Fidel castro is apparently worried about his inability to sup-press the guerrilla band? now operating in the Sierra Hae*tra. Castro claimed onpril that there was only one guerrilla band ofen, but he remained in Oriente Province longer that his purported "Inspection trip" warranted. The government-controlled daily Revolucion and news agoncy Prenaa Latina are both taking great pains to discount the importance of the

Rafael Rodriguez, considered the Cuban Communist party leader closest to Castro, is reportedsuallysource to be concerned over the situation. The Communists anticipate hostile intervention in Cuba and evidently fear that the insurrection, if not soon suppressed, will hasten anattack.

Guerrilla leader Manuel Beaton's continued ability to elude Castro forces would indicate support from local peasants. There is one report that they have already given him assistance and nay have led him to the cache of government arms andBeaton is reported to have filched. Beaton himselfative of the area who guided Castro's guerrilla fighters. Since the Sierra Maestra peasants were Castro's chief supportersmuch of his revolt and are supposed to be its chieftheir desertion wouldignificant indication of disillusionment.

Some of Castro's opponents In Cuba had suspected revolutionary army captain who escaped tofrom imprisonmenturder he deniesplanted by the regime to trap They considered his guerrillas chieflytraditionally hido from justice In the Sierrathey planned to sendew volunteers in order

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