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November 4, 1953
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Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA002700860001-7 /i/7 866 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT CONFIDENTIAL SECURITY INFORMATION Communist Activities on Atlantic Coast ' 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. DATE DISTR. 4 November 1953 NO. OF PAGES 2 REQUIREMENT NO. RD 25X1A REFERENCES 1. Communist organizations in the Atlantic Coast area are concentrating upon a study of the political line of the Party, as contained in the pamphlet issued followin ; the Central Committee meeting in August :i.953.1 CeTla of the Communist Party of Colombia (POO), no well. as youth and ~romens ! groups, have been meeting meekly to discusr this document. 2. On the le.bor front a campaign has boon started to popularize the agreements cached at the oonp ree~i hold under the auopioes of the OTAL in Santiago, Chile, during, March 1953. The objsot veo and grogram of the OTAL are being studied, and it 'ana planned to m&,ko use or this material in briefing the Oolornbian ldolo teo to the 1lcrld Federation of Trade Unions I Congress soiedulsd for Vienna in October 1953. 3. It in understood in Barranquilla that Bogota woman, not connected wl th t1ie FCC, are collaborating in tliu field oi` feminino s otivitias. Inetructionn have been aasoeivod from tba capital concerning the organic ?tion of the Democratic Federation of Vlcrnon, rind tli re t its of oonforencee hold in Bogota havo been published on the coast. 4. Taking advantage of the collaboration of etudonts of other parties, the Union of Communist Ycutli of Colombia (UJ'CC) is onL;igod in Poor extensive 1 ropaC,anda campaign in the Atlantic ar=ea. A youth club Lis been organised in 3arrancuillai, and its Yioekly meetings have been receiving ample coverage in the local press. As a result of this publicity, requests have boon obtained from other coac,tal towns for information concerninr4 stops which should be taken in the organization of similar campaigns. 5. Barranquilla Communists have received instructions from the PCC Organization Secretary to the effect that local groups must provide themselves with the means of expanding propaganda and agitation activities, The clandestine character of the Party's position must be kept in mind, and it is essential that the present government's threats against the PCC be remembered at all times. CONFIDENTIAL 17C ARMY NAVY jlx v.... ?.v?nnyron vurnovnon inri Tea by '' FUI D.IributIO ~A rove For a ease "1~i51 1/21 :CIA-RDP80-00810A002700860001-7 Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA002700860001-7 The Atlantico Departmental Committee is studying the problem of changes in the Party's directors, now that the period of "blood and firer' has ended, and will submit its ideas on this matter to the national Executive Committee. Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA002700860001-7