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May 6, 1953
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Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-00810A001100520007-5 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT CONFT -L CcKna Y Col,othia/ bile SUBE(.T Colombian Delegates to the Santiago Cultural Conference 25X1 C TMs temtnsc b.t u=arecthig t. t tion.l Dd aan at the United sham nitLln tme me.n- tos of Title 7i. 'sA3end7KefU*UJLC'bdtes m. . Us tommusla*n CW ae.elaon01Hseant=ft to oetpk by on u uftodwd Pe- is paot~tted by lv_ The aenowacibm at this rN m is paohT(te~L FIPM Na DATE DISIR NO OF PAGES RESIAREMBIT NO. RD 6 Nay 1953 25X1A 25X1X 1. Carlos CASTiiO Saavedra, Alin poet, is scheduled to attend the Cultural Congress in Santa ago, Chile, during ipr it 1953. CAST O is now director of the cultural extension department of the Universidad Libre in Bogota, and has organized a series of lectures there by professors of_ distinct. political ten- dencies. The first meeting was conducted by Luis IAP1 de Mesa, Liberal medical doctor, and other speakers have included Father Rudesindo LOPM L7 eras and Diego I IITARL Cuellar. In this CAST1) has been able to give the lectures the arance of being designed solely for cultural ends, but the real purpose is to give persons like NCB an opportunity to spread Co'mmist prapagan& publicly without the danger of encourrt~ering official interference. CASTW attended the Democratic 'Youth festival in astern G in 1950 and has been active -in the support of Com .st-front groups in Colotebia. 2. Luis V.IDALES will also represent Colombia at the Santiago conference. V1WM departed for Bwitnos Aires during the last meek of February 3,953, and he intends to reside there under the protection of Juan Pi )N. V n&= was at one tie a member of the Colombian Co mist Parma, but later his r mm was droned from official Party lists. He still is active in Conugmt affairs and enjoys the confidence of Party leaders. 3. Other Col tan delegates will be Gulley CORDOBA t aro, Andres =V0 Awn, and Carlos SAM . Yermuu. These three writers are not active party members but belong to those ' st grows which are regarded favorably by inter- national Comanist o tions. Julio C. PO af1i[I, explained that all import- an nilitant members of the Party are known to the authorities and are watched. On the other hand, those Intellectuals who are not active], identified with the Party are free to carry on Co st activities without interference. 25X1A Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-00810A001100520007-5 Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA=RDP80-00810A001100520007-5 25X1A 1 . +Om of the matters ch wi l be considered at tie S a o conference win be the best methods for s enjug the anti-yam pro of PMON in Patin American cae s. The t appropriate nett of obtaining umv from ArVntiuavithout arousine the sosp1ci ons of the United States will alao be studied. Approved For Release 2001/11/21: CIA-RDP80-00810A001100520007-5