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November 9, 2016
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January 29, 1999
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December 28, 1948
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CLASSIFICATION 25X1 A2 Approved For Re9/182-0045K&88. I Rim, INFORM . RT CD NO. COUNTRY Chile/Brazil/Argentina DATE DISTR. 26 JanuaX y 1?49 SUBJECT Foreign Policy of Chilean Government 25X1 \2g NO. OF PAQES , 2 PLACE ACQUIRED 25X1A6a DATE OF INFO. Prior to 28 December 1948 25X1 X6 Poblete Nunez was instructoi to make the overtures to the appropriate embassies, make contacts with individuals who would be friendly to the idea. proposed treaty with Argentina. In this the President received the coll- aboration of congressmen. with whom he had frankly discussed his opinions of Peron?s government. The second step, according to Poblete Nunes, was to attempt to arrange for official exchange of information concerning Communist and Argentine activities between the governments of Chile.. Brazil, and the United States, and of the Peron regime; that the proposed commercial treaty with Argentina would imperil Chilean sovereignty; that the greatest guarantee for con- tinental peace and prosperity would be found in close collaboration between Chile,'Brazil, and the United States; and that the United States has a vital interest in Chile because of its mineral, supplies. 3, The President then began to create obstacles to the ratification of the Gaspar Dutra, Oswaldo Aranha, and other Brazilian leaders with whom he had been on intimate terms while serving as Chilean Ambassador in Rio de Janeiro. According to Poblete Nunes, the 1cswilians gave Gonzales Videla evidence of the danger presented by Communist activities in South America, as well as that arising from Argentina?s imperialistic designs on her neighbors and her antipathy toward the United States. Upon his return to Chile, the President told the Secretary of Government that he felt a determined and coordinated effort should be made by all South American countries to oppose the designs of both the Comauniste During the first part of 1947, Gonzales Videla accepted an invitation to visit Brazil, where he again entered into close contact with Eurico 5. While Chile was thus engaged in attempting to foster official exchange of information between the various governments, the series of recent military coups d?etat took place, and the recent revolutionary plot in Chile was discovered. 6. In the face of this situation, Gonzales Videla delayed recognition of the CLASSIFICATION CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 1999/09/09: CIA-RDP82-0t3457.,RO 6APr7 Date i jn &/ By saw sign DDA Memo, U )JZU IED Class. CHAN, ooument No. NGE in Class. t Approved For Release 1999/09/09.: CIA-RDP82-00457R002200670008-0 QU~JJJIAL gar' ;st 25X1A2g military junta in Peru, and even offered a reception in honor of Javier Correa ..:].ins, who had resigned as Peruvian A mbaseador upon learning of the success of the (.dria coup. ' leanwhile, according to Poblete Nunez, the Chilean Foreign Office sent out instructions to all Chilean ;.mbassadors in ,,marica to report on the possibility of preventing; recognition of the L-dria regime. Gonzalez Videla received a personal letter from Uruguayan President Luis Battle Berres, awing about the Chilean views on the recognition of (dria. This letter was answered at great length by the President of Child, who warned of Argentine desires of domination in South i,merica and pointed out the auspiciously close relations between the Argentine and other Latin i.ierican military governments. The delivery of these letters was allegedly entrusted to the father of Adolfo Folle .`.'.artinez, the Secretary of the Uruguayan embassy in Chile. 7. .hen the government of Venezuelan President Gallegos was overthrown,, Gonzalez Videla continued his policy of confidentially advising friendly governments about the dangers inherent in facile recognition of revol- utionary regimes. He allegedly entrusted ::.ario Rodriguez Altamirano, the Counselor of the Chilean :?mbassy in cashing ton, with the task of present- ing the views of the Chilean government to the governments of Brazil and of the United States. :iodriguez Altamirano reportedly was also entrusted with documents, notes, and other evidence tending to substantiate the Chilean allegations concerning the subversive activities of the Argentine government in other Latin-American countries.'At the same time, similar warnings allegedly were sent to the governments of 'cuador and Colombia in an attempt to prevent these countries from recognizing the new Venezuelan government. The Chilean Ambassador to -~euador is Jorge Rosellot, a former consul-general in Yokohama and an intimate friend of Gonzalez Videla. The Chilean Ambassador to Colombia is Julio }3arrenechea Pino, a'poet and former socialist Party congressman. Since both of these ambassadors lack experience in diplomatic affairs, President Gonzalez Videla is said to have transmitted his warnings to the JCusdoran and Colombian governments through other still unknown channels, CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 1999/09/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002200670008-0