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February 19, 1953
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Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000300100007-0 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY Chile CONFIDENTIAL SECURITY INFORMATION SUBJECT Union Chilena de Mujeres, Chilean Communist Front Organization This Document contains Information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States, within the mean- ing of Title 18, Sections 793 and 794, of the U.B. Code, as amended. Its transmission or revelation of its contents to or receipt by an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. The reproduction of this form 1d prohibited. REPORT NO. DATE DISTR. 19 February 1953 NO. OF PAGES 1 REQUIREMENT NO. RD REFERENCES 25X1 A THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 1. The Union Chilena de Mujeres (UCM), Chilean Communist feminine movement, has been set up as one of the so-called "mass'B .. o ?ganizttions .of ,thee'.Oammuhist Party of Chile (PCCh), rather than as an organized`:controlled movement such as the PCCh itself, the Communist youth movement, or the Frente del Pueblo. 2. The UCM is comprised in reality of a small group of leading Communist activ- ists who produce Communist propaganda, including an occasional news bulletin, and arrange and direct periodic meetings of leftist women members. The current Communist line is transmitted at these meetings. The activist group includes Gloria RODRIGUEZ, Chela ALVAREZ, Berta VOLOSKY, Sara WEITZMAN, Raquel WEITZMAN, Erna CUEVAS, Julieta CAMPUSANO, Luisa VICENTTNI, and Elena CAFFARENA (de $ILES), Chilean Communist women leaders. CAMPUSANO, as a member of the PCCh Political Commission, transmits instructions from that directive body to the UCM activist group, and Gloria RODRIGUEZ, feminine correspondent of, l Sialo, directs the activities of the UCM group itself. None of these women is?a member of the nominal UCM directorate.l 3. The UCM, meanwhile, has sponsored a. number of gatherings of women at which the principal themes have been repeal of the Defense of Democracy Law and of the U.S.-Chilean Military Aid Pact, with emphasis on how both "affect the lives husbands and sons of ChileQs women." The meetings to date have been of a passive nature and have involved little organizational procedure, other than solicitation of contributions, which bring in a total of about 300 pesos per meeting. The meetings are generally confined to speeches by one or more of the activists, in which they outline PCCh policy with regard to specific matters and impart the Party line and instructions. Occasionally these meetings are on a fairly large,.scale, but they usually consist of small groups in the various villages or union headquarters, which are visited periodically by the activist group. 25X1A CONFIDENTIAL STATE #7[ ARMY I 7r NAVY X A I R J ,Y FB I AEC 1. Comment. MOM wama0roa ouIndWwadpp` eyd - jor WId1 DI seu J0I1Y/f WZII : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA000300100007-0