Document Type: 
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
Release Decision: 
Original Classification: 
Document Page Count: 
Document Creation Date: 
December 9, 2016
Document Release Date: 
November 6, 2000
Sequence Number: 
Case Number: 
Publication Date: 
April 14, 1972
Content Type: 
PDF icon CIA-RDP80-01601R000200280001-2.pdf79.33 KB
STATINTL Approved For Release 2/ N41'i ?,6 'I f$b-01601 14 APR 1972 JACK ANDERSON Kre unto The Kremlin has asked Cuban dictator Fidel ,Castro "to try to regain control over. Latin American revolutionary movements" and has promised "to pay all the costs involved." This is the secret finding of the Central In- telligence Agency (CIA), which has put together the jigsaw pieces from its agents in Europe and South America. In an earlier column, we reported that Cas- tro had moved his Latin American liberation center from his embassy in Paris to his em- bassy in Santiago, Chile. His ambition, ac- cording to the CIA, is to stir up "revolution everywhere in Latin America." . This clandestine operation, says the CIA, will be financed by the Soviets. CITING INFORMATION that came indi- rectly from Cuban intelligence officer Enrique Benavides Santos in Paris, the CIA reports: ? -"Benavides said that through Cuba, the So- viets will support armed revolution or political struggle, whichever was deemed appropriate in given countries throughout Latin America. "According to Benavides, the Soviets have told Cuba they will 'pay for everything' in helping all revolutionary groups, even Catholic radical groups. "Benavides strongly emphasized that Cuba has not changed its line but still favors armed revolution everywhere in Latin America." . THE NEW liberation center In Santiago, says the CIA, "will receive Soviet funds via Cuba and play a large role in the new Soviet- Cuban strategy for Latin America. "Representatives of Latin American revolutionary groups now. in Chile," the CIA adds, "are currently preparing a campaign of increased revolutionary activity with the sup- port of Cuba." At least one revolutionary group, according to another CIA report, is receiving funds directly from the Soviet Union. A source inside the Guatemalan Communist movement told the CIA that "the Soviets were giving $100,000 per year to the Guatemalan Communist Party (PGT)." From a member of the Cuban delegation at the United Nations, meanwhile, the CIA learn- ed that at least some Cuban leaders "are doing some rethinking on basic revolutionary tactics. "There is some theoretical opposition to the 'Che Guevara' theory, which favors supporting native insurrectionists and anarchists in poor countries," reports the CIA. "Instead i. support is growing for the Chilean formula, which maintains that traditional democratic procedures are the best means of socialist power in weak; backward countries. "It is in countries like Brazil," the CIA quoted the Cuban delegate as saying, "that stronger active measures should be taken." WHEN A self-styled consumers group in New York City tried to keep Sen. Frank Moss, D-Utah, from talking about "no-fault" insurance at their inaugural meeting, Moss angrily cancelled the speech. The "consumers group". is made up of wives of members of the American Trial Lawyers Association. The Association is busily lobbying against "no-fault" because it will reduce lawyers' fees by an estimated $1 billion (b). But the wives have agreed to back product safety bills which don't cut into their fur coats and their husbands' Cadillacs. So they wanted Moss to speak. Footnote: "No-fault" is scheduled for secret hearings in a few days before the Senate Com- merce Committee. Approved For Release 2001/03/04: CIA-RDP80-01601 R000200280001-2