CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY REVIEW: CUBA

Created: 6/2/1960

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CUBA

tradetechnicians have begunId Cuba la sizable Ooo have joined tbeestablish during Soviet Premier Klkoyan'sFebruary. Venecuelanhave reported thatand Czechs recentlythrough tbat countryto Cuba aremechanics, technicians,on airports,and other

'the Cubanis granting visas freely to bloc nationals.

The DS service attache's In Havanaeliabletbat only four Soviet technicians no* are advising the Cuban Air Force, and that air force personnel 'hate been

told that WIG aircraft are due to arrive in Cuba la late June or July accompanied by Soviet pilots and technicians. rior move to purge the air force of personnel ehose loyalty to Che Castro regime Is In doubt, Raul Castro la reported to have arrestedilots andnlisted sen cn trurped-up charges la the past fe* days.

Tbe expected establishment of relations between Cube and Comunlst China say cose la June. The Pelplng Operawillt of tbe sooth in Cuba as tbs highlightong-planned campaigncultural ties between the two countries. The newly formed Cuban-ChineseAssociation, headed by pro-Coneualet Cubans who havevisited Pelplng, vlll probablyrominent role

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tbe campaign. re reliably reported to beix-monthcourse in China, and at least three other student, labor, and official Cuban delegations havs visitsd there in recent weoks,

Pelplng has shown special sympathy for Castro'sand Cuba seems toey target lo plans for stepped-up Chinese propaganda activity in Latin America.

During an official visit to attend Argentine independence celebrations In Buenos Aires fromoay, the Cuban delegation headed by President Dortlcos concentrated onto attract popularfor the Castro regime and showed little respect for the Frocdizl government. Dortlcos flouted protocol, made vicious attacks on the United States

ro-Coamwnlstgroup, and went out of bis way to meet with leaders of aa actively antIgovernment.abor group.

The suspicion that Dortlcos pleas similar tacticsbis currant Latin African trip baa led Uruguay and 3razil to treat bis properly butand has elicited pressin Peru and Hexico. Strong differences over Castroto causa politicalin Venezuela, andBetaacourt has been trying to put off Dortlcos' visit to Caracas. Meddling by Cuban officials In tbe domesticaffairs of other countries has already irritated several Latin American governments, but they hesitate to criticize the Castro roglme because of Its popularity among someimportant (roups la their countries.

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