LATIN AMERICA: 4. CUBA CONTINUES TO EXPAND TIES WITH SINO-SOVIET BLOC

Created: 3/30/1960

OCR scan of the original document, errors are possible

II

y>

Continues to Expand Ties Wltb Sioo-Soviet Bloc: The Castro government may soon exchange permanent trade missions vith East Germany, following the conclusion earlier tbis monthommercial agreement between the two countries. Accordingource frequently usodhe Communistshancel to tbe West, East Germany foels it will subsequently be able to establish an "ambassadorial office" ln Havana for Latinost similar to the East German representation in Cairo.

Cuba might welcome such an arrangement as part of its proclaimed neutralist policy, which is increasinglyto the Sluo Soviet bloc. Since the plan presumably

Mar 60

2

would not involve recognition of East Germany. Castro could continue to improve trade and other relations with "est Germacy, which he evidently considers useful.

A Polish commercial mission arrived In Havana onarch for trade discussions, and Poland recently0 tons of Cuban sugar, bringing Its purchases fro0 cropons--all at of tho world market on the d>

Mar 60

INTELLIGENCE DIGEST Supplement

3

Original document.

Comment about this article or add new information about this topic:

CAPTCHA