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April 23, 1953
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Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA000900550001-1 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT SECRET SECURITY INFORMATION SUBJECT Salvadoran Communist Activities DATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRED 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. 25X1A DATE DISTR. 23 April 1953 NO. OF PAGES 2 . REQUIREMENT NO. REFERENCES RD THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 10 The following Communists are among those employed by the Salvadoran Government: ae Cesar A. ZAMORA, director of the weekly newspaperp T ', published by the Ministry of Tabor, brd~ther of Oscar dim Jesus ZAMORA Ricardo M,ZO, a judge in San Vicente City c. Mario LOBES a secretary in Criminal Court No. 3, in San Salvador d Oscar de Jesus ZANORA, employed in a Court of Justice in San Salvador e. Rodolfo JIMENEZ Barrios, a judge in the city of Chinameca. 2a, Rodolfo JIMENEZ Barrios and Rafael CISNEROS, the latter having been a member of ctive in the Communist its in a a legislative reform commissionAn 1932, were qu Party until the return of Julio ?aueto FERNANDEZ'from Chile, when they resumed participating in Communist Party activities. 25X1X A new. and important Communist, hitherto unknown, may be-emer in in San Salvador. Raul VIDES, according to information supplied by has been a Communist since 1932. Just prior"to the anti-Communist upris ng o 1932-339 he was a Communist Party candidate for the National Assembly. VIDES is described as deeply versed in Marxist theory9 and as having acted as a deep- cover agent for the Communists. SECRET STATE ARMY NAVY X AIR 7C FBI AEC 0 (Notai Washington Distribution Indicated By "X"i Field Distribution By Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA000900550001-1 Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA000900550001-1 4. During the latter part of January 1953 Raul VIDES was in touch with Communist Party leaders in Guatemala and received the following instructions: a. The recommendation that the Communist Party of El Salvador should change its tactics, its strategy, and its outward appearance is to be given diligent study by the proper Guatemalan Communist authorities, and their conclusions will be communicated personally by an emissary who will'visit El Salvador. b. The Com=ist Party of El Salvador should not, for the present, organize a new "popular" political party. c. The practical work of the Party should be the penetration of all groups in opposition to the incumbent government. Once these groups are infiltrated, a persistent opposition to the foreign policies of Foreign Minister Roberto CANESSA, especially in regard to the Organizaeion de los Estados Centro Americanos (ODECA), should be maintained. d. All unions should be penetrated, but Party members should not get elected to official positions. Party work should be strictly clandestine in the unions, and Party workers should maintain a conciliatory attitude. e. The Party should attempt the establishment of a weekly newspaper, with a "democratic popular" slant. This weekly should concentrate on defending the Guatemalan Revolution. It should also appeal to all independent liberals. Material for the weekly would be furnished by the Guatemalan Embassy in San Salvador. Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA000900550001-1