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February 3, 1954
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Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA003500280006-7 Ju 3352 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY Bolivia CONFIDENTIAL National Youth Festival To Be Held in August 1954 25X1 C THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 1. A national youth festival will be held in La Paz in August 1954 as a forerunner to the Spring, Festival of South American Youth, to be held in Santiago, Chile, in October. Both meetings are to be patterned after the Third World Youth Festival held recently in Bucharest and are being guided by the Communist International Students' Union (UIE). 2. While the Bolivian youth festival is being publicized as a unification of Bolivian youth through sports and culture., it is generally recognized that the festival's true purpose is political. During the week-long gathering in La Paz the Communists will advocate affiliation with the UIE and the similarly Communist World Federation of Youth (FJM). Portions of the official program will propagandize both the UIE and FJM, as well as support the pro-peace movement. 3. Bolivian'Communists are currently attempting to enlist the support of in- fluential leaders in Bolivian political, educational, cultural, and sports circles. Juan ALBARRACIN, leader of university students and secretary-general of the Federation Universitaria Local (FUL), is in charge of preparations for the La Paz festival. It is expected that approximately 600 Bolivians will participate in the local festival and that 54 of these will be selected as delegates to the Santiago meeting. The Bolivian delegation to Santiago will be led by a queen designate and will include ten basketball players, twenty musicians, ten dancers, five labor ?delegates,, five student delegates, and three delegates-at-large. CONFIDENTIAL STATE Ev ARMY X NAVY g AIR 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 unauthorised person is prohibited by law. The reproduction of this form is prohibited. REPORT NO. DATE DISTR. 3 February 1954 NO. OF PAGES REQUIREMENT NO. RD REFERENCES (Notes Washington Distribution Indicated by "X'; Field I)lsti4hutien By " dk" Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA003500280006-7