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March 30, 1953
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Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000800160006-0 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT CONFIDENTIAL SECURITY INFORMATION COUNTRY Chile Communist Correspondence Between Argentina and Chile 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.S. 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 is prohibited. REPORT NO. DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAGES REQUIREMENT NO. RD REFERENCES THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 25X1A SOURCE: 1. Pablo NERUDA, well-known Chilean Communist poet, and Alfredo VARELA, Argentine Communist, reportedly handle the bulk of official Communist correspondence between Buenos Aires and Santiago. Correspondence from VARELA in Buenos Aires is directed to Margarita AGUIRRE$ Chilean Communist, in care of one Pablo LLONA, at the Santiago offices of the Sociedad C'anadera Gente Grande. Upon receipt of the correspondence, AGUIRRE passes it on to NERUDA, who is responsible for its delivery to the officials of the Communist Party of Chile (PCCh) for whom it is intended. 2. AGUIRRE is one of the leaders in Communist women's groups in Chile and has assumed increasing importance inrecent months. LLONA is a young leftist intellectual who is eager to serve the leftist intellectuals of Chile, who he believes are being persecuted. He is a close friend of AGUIRRE. It is not believed that he has any idea of the content of the correspondence addressed to AGUIRRE in his care. He turns all corres- pondence over to AGUIRRE immediately upon receipt. 25X1 A CONFIDENTIAL 25X1A 30 March 1953