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A'. USSR has shifted from cautious attitude to one of active support.
economic ties established with signing of tradeand Soviet extension0 economic aid credit,
governments have expressed intention ofin UN.
relations also expected to be resumed soon.
II. New trade agreement calls for USSR to buyons of Cuban sugar in next fivo years, over three tines Soviet purchases from Cuba in recent years.
or example USSR will be takingfexport.
new agreement, only one-fifth of total purchases tofor in cash and Cuba for first time will bo requiredsignificant quantities of Soviet goods.
1. Soviet-Cuba trade will be nearlyercent of Cuba's
III,0 economic aid credit Is to be supplied in form of agricultural equipment and industrial machinery during next five years.
A. Soviet technicians will also be supplied under the credit.
IV. No mention of arcs In official conuai-nlque and ttus far no evidence aras deal has been made.
at official reception Mlkoyan, in answer to question,
expressed Soviet readlnoas to provide military aircraft if requealed.
regime probably sought an offer of arms having thus
far been unsuccessful in procuring aircraft from Western source:
of our sources, who
I, reported following incident rice cooperative In Camaguey: 1. Castro addressed workers and painted optimistic picture of future Cuban-Soviet trade. He enumerated items Cuba would receive. Crowd roared "and guns and planeso which Mlkoyan replied, through interpreter, "Tes, guns and planes too."
of govt's moves toward close ties with DSSR andof controls over business, finance, labor, and freedomhave aroused some opposition among middle andand among students.
A. But the anti-Castro groups both inside and outside the country lack organization and effective leadership.
trend In Cuba appears certain to continue. '
of anti-Communists, especially in labor,on.
slant on every issue is toward alienation offrom US.
C. President of Cuban Electric Company, one of largest American investments in Cuba, informed Embassyebruary that he believes company will soon be taken over under nev law. VIII.Foreign Minister Roa is reported to have been Instructed to study Ouantanamo baso agreement with view to drafting note to US for revision and Cuba may try to compel US withdrawal from the base.