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Approved For Release 2001/03/17 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000200140009-5 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE. AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT CONFIDENTIAL SECURITY INFORMATION COUNTRY Chile/Argentina SUBJECT Organization of Peronista..Controlled Partido Laborista in Chile 25X1A PLACE ACQUIRED 25X1X 25X1 C This Document contains Information affecting the Na tionsl Defense of the United States, within the mean- Ing of Title 18 Sections 793 and 794, of the U.S. Code, as amended. Its trAnssnisslon or revelation of Its contents to or receipt by an unauthorised person is prohibited by law. The reproduction of this form is prohibited. .REPORT NO. - 25X1 A DATE DISTR. 13 February 1953 NO. OF PAGES 1 REQUIREMENT NO. RD REFERENCES THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE; THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 1. A group representing Peronista interests has purchased the right to use the name Partido Laborista in Chile and is contributing large sums to its organi- zation, as part of a well-planned political penetration project, Mario SPECTOR, newly-arrived Argentine manager of Radio Prat in Santiago, heads the Peronista organizational group, while Luis BERGER, a Chilean, is the.titular head of the new Party. 2. The Partido Laborista has already been accepted into the ranks of Maria de la CRUZ' newly-formed Federacion de Fue'rzas Ibanistas (FFI), a combination of the major independent Ibanista forces, and has been allotted the number-five spot on that organization's list of candidates for deputy from Santiago's first district. The SPECTOR BERGER forces, meanwhile, have initiated a concentrated membership drive calculated to increase the ranks of the new Partido Laborista and are reportedly subsidizing attendance at organizational meetings. 3.. The new Party reportedly has unlimited financial resources and plans a gradual propaganda intensification through the Chilean press and radio. The Partido Laborista may assume a relatively important role on the Chilean political scene... 4. SPECTOR is a close confidant and collaborator of Maria de la CRUZ, and his primary mission in Chile is to take charge of the formation of the Peronista- controlled Partido Laborista. No further information is available on BERGER. CONFIDENTIAL X I JSTATE ARMY NAVY AIR FB1 AEC 3 Approved For Release 2001/03/17 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000200140009-5 (Notes Washington Distribution Indicated By "X"= Field Distribution By "#".)