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Approved For Release 19T9JDWTL : TIw Washington Merry-Ga?Roand CIA Data Cited AgaiAst. Castro PYRGHT By Drew Pearson W i t h the Pan American foreign ministers meeting in Chile to pacify the turbulent Caribbean, thisolumn has ob- v1, of a Central Y Intelligence Agency report showing Fidel Castro's links with contmu- { nism.. The docu- ment IIats sonic of Cas- tro's top ad- visers as Com- munists and cites nine trips by these advisers to Moscow since the revolution on Jan. 1. Their aim, according to the CIA report, is to make the sit- uation In Cuba so chaotic that the United States will be forced to intervene. Then the United States would be charged with an "American Hungary." It is such intervention that the United States is trying to avoid by getting the advice and support of other Pan American governments at the Foreign Ministers Conference. Salient portions. -of The, re;, vealing CIA report follow: CPYRGHT "It has become increasingly were happy, that Castro ad' "Once on top of the moon- oaths that Fidel Castro, if now tie would shun the Com monists and listen to them, agrarian reform bill, one '.'Instead Castro proved con- certainly dominated by them. ielusively that he is operating inet had seen before then, and For a few weeks, during and according to a well conceived, required them all to sign it. immediately after his trip to!well directed plan of opera- This is the agrarian reform tion. On return to Cuba, he the United States, there was'innored the men who coachedibill which has now gone into hope that at last he would him through his visit to theI force. It was writtenprimadly, settle down, pay more atten-United States, From the time by Ernesto 'Chc' Guevara, tion to his more conservative of his return to date, he has Vilma Espin, wife of Paul advisers and stop flirting with refused repeatedly and even Castro, Raul Castro, Antonio after written demands he hasINunez Jimenez, and Pinu the left wing. - denied an audience to Felipe - a "This hope was expressed by 1 I'azos. the president of The Felipe Pazos, president of the \ational Banks. He had simply National Bank of Cuba. by'used these men as fronts Regino Botl, Minister of Eco-,wiuic in the United States. nomics, by several of the min-i isters and people of impor?, Who Wrote Bill? tance who accompanied Fidel! 1t the same time, lie had Castro to the United States. They felt this mainly becausesome of his more conservative they had been chosen to make ministers drawing up'a bill for the trip, rather than the other people. Before the trip, these people although they occupy, agrarian reform. Particularly devoted to this was Sort Mario, high positions in the govern- Minister of Agriculture. Sort meet, had barely even spoken M a r I n completed his bill, with Castro. showed it to all the members "Then, with this trip, he suddenly became attentive to them and with their help was coached through his visit to the United States.: - "On -arrival, back in Cuba, Ibill; which tit thought would these men gave out that they be his, the one he wrote. of the cabinet and went to the Sierra Maestra with Castro and all the other members to Santos. "Of Ernesto Guevara, a U: S intelligence agency states, ' I f he is not a Communist, he will do for one until another comes along.' Viima Espin is 'the sister of a noted French Communist and apparently a Communist herself; Antonio Nunez Jimenez, who has been named to head the Agrarian Reform Institute, has had his way paid by the Communist Party of Cuba to a youth fes- tival in Prague In 1954. Pinos Santos; the financial reporter for 'Revolution,' the 26 de Julio newspaper, is really Carlos Santo Vega, a regular member of the Communist Party. (Copyright. IM, "I 8yndkAte. fool Approved For Release 1999/09/17 : CIA-RDP75-00149R000200580013-6