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January 18, 1975
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Approved for Release: 2018/09/20 C06627764 UNITEQ STATES INTELLIGENCE bOARCI National Intelligence Bulletin 7E 0 I-113526 13.5(c) iNR 44- - 3.5(c) January 18, 1975 Approved for Release: 2018/09/20 C06627764 Approved for Release: 2018/09/20 C06627764 National Intelligence Bulletin January 18J975 CONTENTS ARGENTINA: President terminates special session of Congress to stifle criticism. (Page 13) T SECRET Approved for Release: 2018/09/20 C06627764 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2018/09/20 C06627764 TO CRET .10f� 3.5(c) National Intelligence Bulletin January 18, 1975 ARGENTINA President Maria Ebtela Peron has stifled legislative criticism of her administration by abruptly terminating a special session of congress. This will seriously damage the chances of continued cooperation between the government and-major opposition parties. Mrs. Peron attemPtedajustir her action by claiming that the most important ciork on the budget and related fiscal matters has already been completed. This explanation failed to satisfy her critics, espe- cially opposition Radicals,-who had intended to debate controversial executive actions such as the imposition of the state of siege and recent federal take-overs of state provincial governments. Since the death of he; husband, President Peron has met only twice with opposition leaders in carefully arranged sessions that did not allow for discussion. In addition, the government recently demonstrated its hostility to freedom of expression by shutting down several newspapers. When the next session of congress convenes on May 1, opposition leaders may abandon theconciliatory posture they have maintained thus ,far. Although leading Radical Spokesman.Ridatdo Balbin has soughs to.65h4nue_the , "political dialogue".beguhIby Juah eron, he will be :- -under pressure from the lgit wing.4,2his patty to take.- a harder line toward Mrs. Peron, particularly if ter- rorism--on which the entire party supports her--ceases to be the major focus of attention. 3.5(c) 3.5(c) TO CRiT Approved for Release: 2018/09/20 C06627764