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January 6, 1954
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Approved For Release 2003/12/01 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA003200130010-1 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION 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. :,C f -M5MMIAL . COUNTRY Bolivia REPORT NO. 25X1 SUBJECT Yugoslav Immigrants in Bolivia DATE DISTR. 6 , January 1954 OF PAGES NO 25X1 . REQUIREMENT NO. REFERENCES THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 25X1 1. There are approximately 1350 Yugoslavs at present residing in Bolivia. Of these, approximately 925 arrived in Bolivia prior to the outbreak of World War II, and 400 following the war. About twenty of the pre-war arrivals have since left Bolivia; most of these have gone to Chile and maintain business interests in Bolivia. Ten of the post-war immigrants have also since left Bolivia. 2. There are active Yugoslav clubs in La Paz, Cochabamba, and Oruro, composed of Titoists, who comprise the greater part of the.Yugoslav colony in Bolivia. While there is a small number of fervent Ccxnmunists sympathetic toward the USSR and international Communism, the.'' majority are waists only in the sense of being ardent Yugoslav patriots, who support tYie Tito regime as the best thing for Yugoslavia. The Club Yugoslav in La Paz, is headed by~'Srecko ':Saeiatilt ~ a leading La Paz businessman, and is composed for the mostpp.rt of well-to-do ~slidi~dr,, merchants and industrialists. That in Cochabamba is headed by an M. and is also composed primarily of merchants and industrialists.., " U7ilikd `the',' ' group in La Paz, most of the Yugoslavs in Cochabamba are pre-World War II immigrants. In Oruro, where the Club Yugoslav owns its own building and is extremely active, the majority of the members are connected with the mines.. One J. I?Cy lh is president of the Oruro Club. 3. There are only a few, if any, anti-Tito Yugoslavs in Oruro, and very few of them in La Paz and Cochabamba. Even these are not organized into groups, and there are no recognized leaders. Na open din C~habambasis composed primarily s and anti-Tito farces. The anti-Tito group of Yugoslav Catholic missionaries in that area. 4. There are no locally-inspired news or propaganda publications in Serbo-Croat. Considerable quantities of such material are received through the clubs from the Yugoslav Embassy and other Yugoslav organizations in Buenos Aires. Also received are newspapers pr.nted in.'.Serbo-Croat from the United States. C OPIDENTIAL STATEEv tFBI 25X1 (Note, Washington Distribution Approved Distribution By , CIA-RDP80-0081 OA003200130010-1 Approved For Release 2003/12/01 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA003200130010-1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/12/01 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA003200130010-1