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April 8, 1949
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I COUNTRY Chile SUBJECT Finances of Communist Party of Chile PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF INF 25X1X6 Approved For Release 1999/09/09 REPORT NO. CD NO. 25X1A2g DATE DISTR. 26 April 1949 NO. OF PAGES . 2 25X1A2g 25X1A6a iF . ' NO. OF ENCLS. Direct Financial Aid to the PCCh from the USSR SUPPLEMENT T TO REPORT NO. 1. No financial aid has come directly to the PCCh from the USSR, although funds have been obtained indirectly from Russian sources through the sale in Chile of books and articles which were furnished free of charge by the Communist Party in Moscow. The PCCh received, for example, a shipment of books in Spanish published by the Institute of Foreign Languages of Moscow. The books were sent in great quantities for sale throughout Chile at a relatively low price which would be' within the reach of the laborer. The books which furnished the best source of revenue and had the beat circulation were: La Historia del Partido Comunista do la UA s o y a e vo uc on, y nin e coca a worse Stalin, which sold for 400 pesos The discourses of Stalin, which sold for 3.00 pesos 2. The PCCh also received free of charge a great quantity of sketches of world Communist leaders which were sold to the general public in various bookstores throughout the country. No other evidence of financial as- sistance from the Soviet Union has been uncovered. Transfer of Funds from .Forei Communist Parties to the PCCh 3. According to source, the last transfer of funds occurred in 1933 when funds zn A ti rgen ne and Uruguayan currency were sent to Chile. Since that time all Party expenses in Chile have been borne by the Chilean Party. :It is a.Lle d th t f d ge a un s sent by the Spanish Communist Party to the Chilean Communist Party in 1941 through Gabriel Gonzalez were stolen by fuel Arellano Marin. These funds amounted to more than a million and a half letter of 110 ntelligence w w.o Thi's locum _,..1amFNT1AL in accordan from the CLASSIFICATION CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY FORMATION REPORT nhere by regraded to Dlrgottar of ~s united States. Next Review Date* ARMY i X APR F9! DJSTRI on, TIAl Cie sM1,1NE r RE7"''7/1763 ?B -,MAYr:a97R Approved For Release 1999/09/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002700120002-1 CLASSIFIC M T STATE - ! x NA~+ Approved For Release 1999/09/09 : AS82-00 CENTRAL, INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 25X1A2g 4. The normal funds of the Communist Party come from the following sources: a. 3"0,000 pesos a month are received from the approximately 50,000 militants whose dues are scaled according to the salary of each. b. The entire salaried of the Communist congressmen are handed over'to the Party whichthen.pays them a monthly stipend. All public em-A ployces who have been placed in their positions by the Communist Party must also hand over their salaries to the Party in return for a monthly allowance. c. 13efore the Party was outlawed, it operated various commercial ventures such as the newspaper El Silo, the Radio Nacion, and several printing and bookstore enterprises This source of revenue has been cut off, since the Party has been declared illegal and the companies have been liquidated. The regular finances of the PCCh are under the direction of Luis Valenzuela Valenzuela, who has under him as treasurer Arnulfo Rubillar, and as assistant directors, Pedro Hidalgo and Senora Haydee Alarcon. These persons are in charge of collecting dues from the militants. The majority of Party members pay their dues by purchasing stamps which are sold in the cells, and which the cells buy from the local committees, the local committees from the regional committees, who in turn purchase them from the Central Committee. b. Special funds include collections from various money-raising campaigns. Cesar Godoy Urrutia has charge of these funds and his assistant is Carlos Hudnevic. 7. Former Deputy Andres Escobar Diaz is the treasurer of Party funds and is in charge of the liquidation of commercial enterprises in which ,the PCCh has an interest. Approved For Release 1999/09/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002700120002-1