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Approved For Release 2002/01/03 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA001800120005-4 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT SF+~C RET SECURITY INFORMATION This Document contains informwoi ;_ r 7ec.ting the Na- tional Defense of the United States, v' thin the mean- ing of Title It, Sections 793 and 794, of the U.S. Code, as amended. Its t;t,r, ntsrtion or rsveiB:.ton of its contents to or receipt by an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. ,"he reproduction of this form is prohibited. COUNTRY Uruguay SUBJECT PCU Propaganda Activities REPORT NO. DATE DISTR. 20 July 1953 NO. OF PAGES 2 25X1HQUIREMENT NO. RD REFERENCES Jesualdo S03A, the well-known Communist intellectual, began about 1 May 1953 the publication of a semimonthly intellectual and cultural newspaper entitled La Gaceta Ursa. a a, Among other intellectuals who contribute to this ubli- p > ca on are the f allowing s. Enrique AMc IN, well-known member of the Uruguayan Communist Party (Pcu) A Anhelo HERNANDEZ, PCU member; and Julio E. SUAREZ., aka IIJ-031i, prominent Uruguayan cartoonist with pro-Communist views, The adminis- trator of List Gaceta uaya is one Carlos MORADOR, and the editorial offices are located at the residence of SOSA, Calle Juan Benito Blanco 1207.9 Montevideo. 2. La Gaceta Lsema_ shows considerable technical and writing skill and quite apparenti 1..s an important step taken by the PCU to gain or regain the support of Uruguayan intellectuals. The subject matter consists of a wide variety of cultural material, such as theatre and book reviews, and discussions of both Uruguayan and foreign art and sculpture. On an overt level., the Communist character of this periodical is not revealed, and in a false atmosphere of objectivity the artistic work of such dependable PCU members as Carmen GARAYAIDE de MABSERA and Amalia POLLERI de VIANA has been adversely criticized. To the discerning reader, however, the Communist character of the publication is evi- dent from the handling given such matters as the Communist Continental Cultural Congress held recently in Chile, notices of activities of other PCU fronts, and attitudes and omissions. in the articles themselves. Considered in the Marxian and strongly liberal intellectual atmosphere prevalent in Montevideo, La Gaceta Uruguaya appears at this time to be a shrewd PCU propaganda effort. 3. It should be noted that the appearance of La Gaceta Urluguaya forms part of a major Communist effort to increase the number of readers of its press. This general attempt at improvement commenced with the move of Justicia, the former Vey, and Nosotras, publication of the Union Femenina del guay., into joint and more expensive offices roughly a year ago, and the ensuing substitution of Justicia for the inferior Verdad.l Subsequent to these two events there has been a strong campaign, to attain a wider group of readers,, particularly for Justicia,2 (Note: Washington Distribution Indicated B "X Fi.Id D i s t } Approved ~or F lease ?6I'1/8Y1/ 3 '~ CIA-RDP80-0081 OA001800120005-4 Approved For Release 2002/01/03 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA001800120005-4 Another recent PCU press event was the publication of a book by Eugenio QCMEZ Carreno, secretary-general of the PCU, bearing the title "The Communists Fight for Peace, Democracy, and National Independence." This volume, which is largely a reiteration of PCU slogans uttered and reported elsewhere, has had a limited distribution, principally in PCU circles. Approved For Release 2002/01/03 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA001800120005-4