CUBAN LABOR CONGRESS

Created: 11/25/1959

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CUR REST INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY REVIE*9

CUBAN LABOR CONGRESS

results of the stornv congress of the dominant Cuban Workers' Confederation <CTC> which ended onovember may beurface setback for Fidel Castro and are, at theartial victory for the Influential Communistln the CTC. The dele-galesunity" slate for the top officials of the CTC executive coemlttee which bad been endorsed by Csstro and contained three Co&Bunlata. butroup with at leaat three laoor Leaders likely to collaborate with Corewualsts.

David Salvador, anwho has worked withln the past, remains aa Castro's hand-picked secretary general. Of the five strongly aatl-Coawunist members on the CTC directorate which has served provisionally since Batista's defeat, oaly two were re-elected. Raul Castro reportedly hadtho expulsion of all five.

CTC withdrawal froa the antl-Communlst Inter-American Organization of Workers (ORIT)an important Communistbut this action aad the stroDglyS resolutions

adopted by the congress probably wereeault of Castro'smerican canpalgo. ORIT, in which Cuban laborclose to Batista serewas attackedtool of US imperialism." Instead of affiliating with tbe Cowiunlst-froct Confederation of Latin American Workers (CTAL). the CTC voted to establish* labor

mission to spread the news of

the Cuban revolution abroad and to nano Cuban labor attaches lo

strengthen labor relations

throughout the world.

Both suggestions are re-Bioiscent of Argentine ex-dic-tator Peroa's attempts tothird-force laborovement would further the plan to dissolve the largely Ineffectual CTAL ando* Latin American laborwhich xeportedly was at the conference of Latin American delegates to the Soviet t party It is likely to support from labor groups ln other Latin tear-lean countries which dislike both CTAL and ORIT.

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