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Approved FVelease 2003/05/19: CIA-RDP79TOONVA00960~~'et 25X1 DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE Central Intelligence Bulletin DEPT OF STATE review(s) completed. 25X1 Top Secret c 160 24 January 1967 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600060001-9 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600060001-9 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600060001-9 Approved Fotri le I Central Intelligence Bulletin CONTENTS 25X1 25X1 25X1 Nicaragua: Opposition group ends struggle. (Page 7) 25X1 EEC: European community administrative groups may be reorganized. (Page 10) Dominican Republic: Arrests of alleged plotters sure to draw criticism. (Page 11) 25 Finland- USSR: Relations USSR-Italy: Podgorny's visit Chile: Frei visit Approved For Rele~se 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975A00960q060001-9 25X1 24 January 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600060001-9 Next 8 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600060001-9 Approved Fob *Nicaragua: Opposition leader Aguero and his followers released all of their hostages, including US citizens, and peacefully ended their struggle in Managua last night. The opposition group, after reaching an agree- ment with the government, evacuated the hotel in which they had been besieged. The government agreed to provide safe conduct for the rebels and to proceed with the elections scheduled for 5 Feb- ruary. Tension in downtown Managua relaxed consid- erably, and both government and opposition leaders appeared anxious to bring the ugly episode to an end. It is still not clear what effect the recent events will have on the elections. The government's can- didate, General Somoza, was favored to win before the outbreak and will probably insist on keeping to the election timetable, Aguero, on the other hand, may withdraw from the running, charging that the balloting would be rigged, as he has done on two pre- vious occasions. If Aguero does not run, Somoza will still have nominal opposition from Abaunza, leader of a small dissident conservative party. Abaunza's party pro- vided the government machine with its only legal o - osition in the 1963 elections. r- I 25X1 25X1 24 Jan 67 Approved Foy{ Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975A009~00060001-9 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600060001-9 Next 1 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600060001-9 Approved FoI EEC: The recent De Gaulle - Kiesinger talks in Paris may have paved the way for a long-discussed reorganization of European community executive bodies. According to German officials, agreement was reached on a way to avoid some of the difficulties that have held up the plan to unite the EEC and EURATOM commissions and the Coal- Steel High Authority into one body. One of the main difficulties hitherto has been France's opposition to appointing EEC commission president Hallstein to the new execu- tive body, because Paris has believed he is committed to an unacceptable "supranational" philosophy of Euro- pean integration. The French now are said to be willing to accept Hallstein, provided his tenure is short. France apparently also has dropped its in- sistence on automatic rotation in the presidency and vice-presidency. Bonn now will seek Hallstein's agreement to re- sign the new post at some not too distant date, and if he concurs, the agreement of the other EEC members will be sought. Last year, Italy, Belgium, and Luxem- bourg indicated that they might go along with a "resig- nation" approach. The Dutch, however, were strongly opposed, and Hallstein himself may be difficult to persuade. 24 Jan 67 10 25X1 25X1 Approved For ReI ase - 060001-9 25X1 Approved Fot elease 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600040001-9 25X1 Dominican Republic: Numerous arrests made by the Balaguer government to foil an alleged conspiracy against the regime seem sure to draw strong opposi- tion criticism. Those arrested include leaders of the left-of-cen- ter Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) as well as Communists and right-wing extremists. Those de- tained are being interrogated and apparently will be quickly released. Balaguer authorized the arrests on the basis of vague reports of joint antigovernment -plotting b left- ists and rightists I the alleged 25X1 plotting does not appear to have gone beyond the talk- ing stage. The indiscriminate nature of the arrests seems sure to provoke intensified opposition attacks on Balaguer for his arbitrary action and the adoption of "neo-Trujillo" policies. PRD leader Antonio Guzman has termed the round-up a "stupidity" and warned that a sharp response from his party could be expected. 25X1 24 Jan 67 11 25X1 Approved For R lease 2663t65t 19 . - 9600060001-9 25X1 I' I 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600060001-9 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600060001-9 Approved FRe NOTES Finland-USSR: Soviet pressures on Prime Min- ister Paasio and his governing Social Democratic Party (SDP) appear to have subsided. Some of the Soviet dissatisfaction with Paasio probably resulted from efforts by the SDP's left-wing elements to dis- credit him. The US Embassy in Helsinki notes, how- ever, that Paasio continues to enjoy the solid support of the SDP rank and file. The anticipated announce- ment of SDP support for President Kekkonen's re- election in 1968 should be helpful in reassuring Moscow that the party backs Kekkonen's policy of cooperation. USSR-Italy: President Podgorny's official trip is part of Moscow's effort to promote a "normaliza- tion" of relations with countries of Western Europe. The eight-day visit, which starts today, will under- score the continuing growth of Soviet-Italian eco- nomic exchanges and may conclude with the signing of a consular convention. No political surprises are likely to come from Podgorny's talk with Pre- mier Saragat tomorrow, or his audience with the Pope on Sunday. Chile: President Frei's visit to the US scheduled for next week has been canceled, according to the Chilean Foreign Minister. If Frei subsequently ob- tains the permission of the Chilean congress, he may possibly reschedule his visit for a later date. By not defying the senate at this time, Frei may be able to exploit the political issue, particularly in the upcom- ing municipal election. 24 Jan 67 Approved For Release 600060001-9 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 Tops wi vt For Rise 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975A@40600060001-9 Top Secret Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600060001-9