CASTRO EXCESSES ALIENATING OTHER LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES

Created: 11/19/1959

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CASTRO EXCESSES ALIENATING OTHER LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES

Ambassador Cunha In Havana Soars -proposedefforts to discuss with Fideluban-US rap-prochesent would be inopportune and ho thinks it Is thopolicy of tho Cubanto maintain relatione with the United Statestate of agitation. Cunhaadvised Foreign Minister Lafer to refuse Cuban Foreign Minister Boa's* invitation to cone to Havana unless tho visit would cloarly be useful. The anbassador felt it would be used Instead to indicatesynpathy and to giveto the Cuban Government's "irresponsible anti-US tendoncy."

Later's apparent decision not to go to Cuba at this time seems Indicativerowing disapproval of Castro'smethodsi an attitude which la becoming apparent in other Latin American countries.

In early November,Betancourt of Venezuela, one of Latin America's mostdemocratic leaders, criticized signs of Castro's "authoritarian rule." Be told the Cuban Governmentroposed visit to Venezuela of

Raul Castro aod "Che" Guevara would bend personally denanded the recall of the Cuban anbassador in Caracas for indiscreet nndbehavior. The Colombian ambassador recently advised tho Cuban Foreignthat Castro's tolerance of the activities of Colombianexiles could disturb good relations between the two countries. To hie governaent, he characterized.Castro'sagainst tho United Statesdvieed And false.

Chile's Irritation over the unexpected arrival of armed Cubans with no docunentatlon during the August meeting of the American foreign ministers in Santiago was heightened by the extradiplomatlc propaganda activities of the Cuban. -

Guatemalan Prosidentis disturbed by the visit to Cuba ofArevalo at Raul Castro's invitation and by the financial and otherhe believes the Castro regine haa glVenTdij political opponents.

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