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August 15, 1952
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Approved For Relbe0e 2002/05/20 : CIA-RDP79T01146A00W00060002-2 TOP SECRET SECURITY INFORMATION 15 August 1952 US OFFICIALS ONLY TOP. SECRET SUPPLEMENT CIA No, 49771 Copy No. 38 TO THE CURRENT INTELLIGENCE DIGEST (including S/S Cables) Not for dissemination outside O/CI and O/NE. Office of Current Intelligence CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY This summary of significant reports has been prepared primarily for the internal use of the Office of Current Intelligence. It does not represent a complete coverage of all current reports in CIA or in the Office of Current Intelligence. Comments represent the immediate views of the Office of Current Intelligence. TOP SECRET SECURITY INFORMATION State Dept. declassification & release instructions on file Approved For Release 2002/05/20 : CIA-RDP79T01146AO01200060002-2 Approved For Rel re 2002/05/20: CIA-RDP79T01146AO04 00060002-2 TOP SECRET THIS MATERIAL CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE, ESPIONAGE LAWS, TITLE 18, USC, SECS, 793 AND 794, THE TRANSMISSION OR REVELATION OF WHICH IN ANY MANNER TO AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PROHIBITED BY LAW, 25X1X 1. Albanian Communists reportedly dissatisfied with Hoxha 25X1X ninety percent of the population, including a majority of the Communists, will support any serious attempt to overthrow the present govern- ment. The Communists have developed this attitude because of their disappointment with the Hoxha regime and their belief that the USSR would not risk a general war to save Albania after a political coup. Probably no more than. one quarter of 25X1A the police units are loyal to the government, 25X1A 5 Aug 52. FOR CRITICAL SECURITY REASONS this report is not to be further transmitted within the United States, or beyond the. borders of the United States, without the express permission of the releasing office.) Comment: Reports over the past six months reveal that increased corruption and disaffection in the Albanian state apparatus have resulted in the arrest of many secondary Commu- nist officials, that the army is unreliable, and that resis- tance bands from Yugoslavia have stepped.up subversive activity. 2. Tripartite notes to Italy and Yugoslavia on Trieste completed: The US, British an. French Governments have agreed on tripartite representations to Premier de Gasperi and Mar- shal Tito urging settlement of the Trieste issue on the basis of a continuous ethnic line. The note to De Gasperi suggests that the Italian Government not attempt to demand guarantees from Tito concerning Yugoslav actions in Zone B of the Free Territory. The communication to Tito details the apparent TOP SECRET 1 15 Aug 52 Approved For Release 2002/05/20 : CIA-RDP79T01146AO01200060002-2 Approved For RelWe 2002/05/20 : CIA-RDP79T01146AOD 0060002-2 TOP SECRET inconsistencies of Yugoslav statements on a solution of the Trieste problem. The three governments are prepared, if necessary, to assure both sides that they will publicly guarantee not to support any additional., territorial claims following a satis- factory settlement, (TS S/S London 820, 13 Aug 52) 25X1X 3. 25X1X Spain steps up program for lower living costs: the Spans textile y will be permitted to import raw cotton with dollars made avail- able by the government at the Tangier market rate. Spanish authorities reportedly hope by this means to break the control exercised by Tangier over the peseta and gradually lower the exchange rate to where they believe it belongs, namely,. at 40 25X1A to 45 pesetas to the dollars 13 Aug 52, FOR CRITICAL SECURITY REASONS this report is not to be further transmitted within the United States, or beyond the borders of the United States, without the express permission of the releasing office) Comment: A more realistic and uniform exchange rate would undoubtedly contribute toward the expanded production of textiles at lower prices which the Spanish. Government an- nounced earlier this year as the next objective in its cam- paign to reduce living costs. It would also enhance Spain's position in current negotiations for an equitable exchange rate for US counterpart funds. 4. Chilean President alarmed at possible Communist and Argen lne intervention in elections: President onza ez c a has informed Ambassador Bowers that the democratic parties of Chile are "deeply alarmed" over the prospects of former dictator-president Ibanez in the 4 September pre- sidential elections. He attributed much of Ibanez' strength to Argentine financial support, and believes that the 13 August strikes in the copper, coal, and nitrate mines were manifestations of Communist alignment with Ibanez. The President mentioned his hope that the United States Government will "permit" American companies in Chile to give financial help to the rightist or center-left forces, (S S/S Santiago 51, 13 Aug 52) 2 15 Aug 52 Approved For Release 2002/05/20 : CIA-RDP79T01146AO01200060002-2 Approved For Rele 2002/05/20: CIA-RDP79T01146A00060002-2 TOP SECRET Comment: Although Ibanez does not have the support of large, organized parties, he does have wide popular appeal and might well command not only the Communist vote but also considerable support from parties. now aligned behind other candidates. It is likely that Ibanez has been receiving support from Argentina, but there has been little definite information to indicate its nature and extent. 3 15 Aug 52 Approved For Release 2002/05/20 : CIA-RDP79T01146A001200060002-2 UNCLASSIFIED when blank-TOP SECRET when attached to Top Secret Document-Automatically downgraded or declassi- fied when filled in form is detached from controlled document. 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