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May 11, 1954
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Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA004100670009-4 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT SECRET COUNTRY Chile Communist-Sponsored South American Youth Festival 25X1 C 25X1X ]l May 1954 25X1A 1, The Falange Youth Movement of Chile has voted against participating in the Communist- -sponsored Festival of Students and Youth for Peace and Friendships, to be held in Santiago in January 1955; but Julio SILVA, Communist-influenced president of the youth movement, has not yet announced this to the press,1 2a The Federation of Students of the University of Chile(FECh) was to have voted on 3 May 1954 on whether or not to attend the festivals, but at the, last minute the invitation was withdrawn by Mario BAEZA, president of the Chilean organizing committee of the festival, BAEZA apparently feared a negative result and thus avoided, at least temporarily, an FECh vote on the Communist meeting, 25X1A L,Comment, The Santiago press has recently published a declaration issued by a na ional Catholic Students' Association, condemning the youth festival as a Communist meeting. The declaration included a statement that the Chilean episcopate prohibited participation in the festival by Catholic institutions. SECRET This Document contains information affecting the Na 25X1A - 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. 25X1A REPORT NO. DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAGES REQUIREMENT NO. RD REFERENCES U Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA004100670009-4 Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA004100670009-4