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November 9, 2016
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December 21, 1998
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November 22, 1948
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CLASSIFICATION Approved For RelefMq `Q@L:LWI P R 7R00220 A> -W0. I FOR iCU _;LRT CD NO. COUNTRY Chile/Spain SUBJECT Basilio Gonzalez Santolays, Spanish Co in Chile 25X1A6a PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF INF CIA LJB . SOURCE Comment. Fifteen hundred copies of a Spanish pro-Communist pamphlet entitled terror Franquista on Espana dated September 19148 and published by the Agrupacion chilena de you Democracia Espanola, were dis- tributed in Santiago recently. This pamphlet listed the names of persons Imprisoned and assassinated by the Franco Police from 1 January 1947 to 5 August 19148 and described the reign of terror maintained by the Franco regime. The pamphlet was printed in the printing plant, bprenta Condor, undo Cubillos, located at Calls San Diego 173, Santiago.) 25X1A6a Comment. This pamphlet appears to incorporate the information su in a letter of 16 August 19148 from Antonio DLL je, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Spain, to Dionisio Encina, Secretary General of the Communist Party of Mexico. A list of the victims for the 1 January 1947 to 5 August 19118 period was also contained in a sup- plement to El Mundo Obrero, Spanish Communist newspaper printed in Paris on 28 August 90.3 MO 1. According to source, the order for the printing was given by Basilio Gonzalez Santolaya (or Basilio Santolalla Gonzalez), Spanish Communist refugee., on 7 October 19148. Three agents from the Investigaciones section visited. the printing plant in E,n attempt to learn the name and address of the person who had ordered the pamphlets. They obtained no information be- cause Gonzalez Santolaya had not left his address. 2. The following background infontation has been obtained on su1:ject, In 1931, he was a student in Logrono, Spain, where he was active in organizing left- ist groups. He reportedly stuc..ied radio--telegraphy, although he has not been active in this field. In 1938, he joined the Communist Party in Barcelona, where he first worked for the Juventud Socialista Unificada. Because of his political background, he was imprisoned by the France police. In order to obtain his release from jail, he joined the Franco army, and subsequently fled to France, crossing the frontier at Irun3 He arrived in Chile on the SS Winnipeg in September 1939. DISTRIBUTION - Approved For Release 1999/09/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R00212001 25X1A2g 25XIA2g DATE DISTR. 3 Jan 1949 Approved For Release 1999/09/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002200100010-9 25X1A2g Gonzalez Santolaya is highly regarded for his technical and administrative abilities at the shoe factory, Edwards y Cia, where he is employed. He has taken several trips to Argentina, reputedly for business reasons-, al- though the possibility exists, that these were Communist Party missions. Since the detention and relegation of Ricardo Darin Gonzalez, former Director of La Verdad do Espana, subject has been acting Director of this Spanish Est publication, but he has not been active in the Party,, possibly because he has tuberculosis. Approved For Release 1999/09/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002200100010-9