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November 9, 2016
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December 24, 1998
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November 26, 1948
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CLASSIFICATION CJ*!_... :. Approved For Relea (Q9(f4EEC[1ft@ff02A ~r3P,0021001 Q' NO. FOR COUNTRY Brazil DATE DISTR. 26 :Niovemb?:r 1948 SUBJECT Relation betneer. PTS and PCB NO. OF PAGES 1 PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF I: NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) 25X1A2g SUPPLEMENT 5X1A2g 25X1A6a REPORT NO. 1. Since the Communist Party of Brazil (PCB) no longer has legal status in Brazil, its rambers have been instructed to infiltrate other political entities. The purpose of this instruction is twofold: (a' to obtain .information on the rarti5es, and (b) to be in a position to bargain with then and gain political advantage when given parties are successful at the polls. Emphasis is being placed at present on the infiltration of the Partido Trabalhistn Drasileira (PTD), wrdch at least partially satisfies the 25X1X6 Communists by claiming to be a party of the working class. 25X1X6 the PTB has a good chance to win the forthcoming presidential election, here is some type of secret agreement between Getulio Vargas, leader of the PTB, and Luiz Carlos Prestes, ecretary 25X1X6 General of the PCB. 3. In the State of Sao Paulo, State Deputy Porfirio da Paz, P Tri leader, has openly courted the Communists. Ile has supported the cause of workers on strike, even though the strikes had been initiated by the Communists,. For example, during the recent strike of employees of the Companhia de Gaz (Gas Company), the Deputy was the mouthpiece for the workers and was partially successful in obtaining certain rights demanded by the latter. T W wed the t~erebY 22.1. %,A so,Ot1gls e -'to,tn tVAe r-Qt tom 6 once to jolts( OR 1 o6ntral VA 7,4 'a` S' ity Q Direeoto( a, the Vn Nroollst 8 ?a~~ 2~ 1 craxt AQVtew NAVY AIR CLASSIFICATION EXCISED EEFORE pu ILIc tlI Cn-~rlnl'-1~"1 A 1 I# 1W Approved For Release 1999/09/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002100180005-8 /~P