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Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000900130004-4 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY f F RMATION REPORT 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. SECRET SECURITY INFORMATION COUNTRY El Salvador REPORT NO. - SUBJECT Political Activities at the National University DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAGES 17 April 1953 25X1 C DATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRED REQUIREMENT NO. REFERENCES RD 25X1X 1. During the last days of February acid the early days of March 1953, several important political changes were made at"'the National University in San Salvador. Dr. Francisco Roberto LIMA was appointed Dean of the School of Economics, to succeed'Dr. Rudolfo JIDWZ Barrios, long-time Salvadoran Communist; and Dr. Jose Maria"Is N'DEZ, was appointed Business Manager. Dr. Julio Fausto FERNANDEZ, recentlj--disc-ziarged Counselor at the Salvadoran Embassy in Chile$l was named Vice Dean of the Humanities Faculty.2 2. The appointments of LIMA and MSNDEZ'were'backed by the Vaca Llerenista,3 composed predominantly of Salvadoran'laiiyers, loosely Joined together for political unity and power; the clergy;"and the Partido Democrats (PD), a new and unknown political group which appears to have the backing of the Vaca Llerenistas. 3. Dr. LIMA, who has been a member of the Vaca Llerenista group for many years, stated that his appointment-was the first step in removing Communists from the Department.of Economics, where there are still many pro-Communists and sympathizers. 25X1A 25X1 A 25X1, Comments. the appointment of FERNANDEZ was secured through the assistance o Reinaldo GALINDO Pohl, Minister of Culture. 3. It is believed that the Vaca Llerenista, the Partido Democrata, and the representatives of the coffee wealth of El Salvador have been brought together by GALINDO Pohl in' an effort to gain political strength.for his presidential campaign in 1956.