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June 1, 1961
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Approved for Release: 2020/08/12 CO2049791 I �sr r ougAmilm6 � 3.3(h)(2) vow�Now 3.5(c) 1 June 1961 Copy No.e y CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 4,sw G40 TOP SECRET 11 Approved for Release: 2020/08/12 CO2049791 pproved for Release: 2020/08/12 CO2049791. Ur- SL�KIL�I� TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/08/12 CO2049791 Approved for Release: 2020/08/12 CO2049791 Sor# rno* 1 June 1961 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN CONTENTS 1. Dominican Republic: Trujillo remnants remain in control. (Page t) 2. Laos. (Page it) 3. Congo: Spaak wants UN force capable of maintain- ing order in Katanga before he will withdraw Belgian military personnel. (Page tit) 4. Angola: Rebels now have almost complete freedom of movement in north. (Page iii) 5. Albania: USSR base at Valona. may he rerlurincr nr eliminating naval (Page iv) 6. Iceland: Only one quarter of the Communist -led Cen- tral Labor Federation's members participating in strike. (Page iv) 7. Watch Committee conclusions. (Page v) 8. Conclusions of Special USIB Subcommittee on Berlin Situation. (Page v) TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/08/12 CO2049791 Approved for Release: 2020/08/12 CO2049791 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 1 June 1961 DAILY BRIEF *Dominican Republic: The government of puppet Presid n Balaguer was apparently still in power on 1 June following the assassination late on 30 May of Rafael Trujillo, dictator of the Dominican Republic for the past 31 years. The assassination was apparently carried out by a group headed by retired army general, Juan Tomas Diaz, who has been in close contact with a pro-US, middle-of-the-road dissident civilian group. The longer the plotters delay in following up the assassination with a move to seize power, the greater the chances of a power struggle among military and civilian groups. Such an inter- nal power struggle, if protracted, would enhance the oppor- tunities of pro-Castro elements, both inside the country and in exile. During the past ten months pro-Castro groups inside the country have been strengthened by the dictator's own polit- ical machinations. Last week a high dissident source told the American Consulate that the officers involved in the plot hoped the US would have military strength available in the area in case a post-Trujillo government asks for assistance in con- trolling the internal situation. General Diaz is reported to be in hiding in the interior as the police and units of the Dominican armed forces round up individuals believed to have been associated with him. The two active duty generals reported to be involved in the plot, have evidently still made no overt move against the regime. The move to seize power that was to follow the assassination may have been frus- trated, at least for the time being. Meanwhile, the late dic- tator's two sons have arrived in the Dominican Republic after (e)_ Approved for Release: 2020/08/12 CO2049791 Approved for Release: 2020/08/12 CO2049791 a hastily arralistd c ar er ig rom uro Nithe elder son, Rafael "Ramfis" Trujillo, Jr., is a general and a minister without portfolio and is believed, with his military associates, to have a core of fanatical support in the Air Force mobile in- fantry unit stationed near Ciudad Trujillo. This military unit, roughly equivalent to a US World War II regimental combat team, is likely to play an important part in any developing strug- gle for power. Also the two army brigades stationed in the capital city are commanded by relatives of the late dictator. The clique around "Ramfis" includes the de facto head of the hated Military Intelligence Service, John Abbes, who has been in- volved since 1957 in Trujillo's subversive operations in other Latin American countries. It also includes officials of Radio Caribe, whose pro-Castro and bitterly anti-US and anti-clerical diatribes over the past ten months have probably contributed to at least some degree of anti-US feeling among the Dominican people. The NBC correspondent in Ciudad Trujillo reported late on 31 May that the capital city was quiet. (Information as of 0430 EDT) 1 June 61 DAILY BRIEF i-a TOP SECRET vv A Approved for Release: 2020/08/12 CO2049791 pproved for Release: 2020/08/12 CO204971 BURMA MPVESuCIRIBIEHMEME,Le:,,,15., , Ntuong Sol � Bon Houei .......� ,�7 aai ......, re, �,,- ./.......�.... . /,...f .......j L U AN Gi PR Ali A,N p , f A. --_;:i .-:=;,-.;;,:...-..- - - ......?".. \ / Muong HOUrr� , t awg Vrobanri ;- I r (,-) SAYABOURY NORTHERN GOVERNMENT KONG LE - PATHET LAO KONG LE - PATHET LAO Soon Neuc2:0 XIENG krt :-KHOUTANG Muonp Soul iiKhong Khoy Phona Sayan P ou Khovn . "\�Xleng Khoaang - ., Kossy ..,,