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November 9, 2016
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March 29, 1949
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Approved For Release 1999/09/09: CIA-RDP82-'@A CLASSIFICATION r? , CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. INFORMATION REPORT CD NO. COUNTRY Chile DATE DISTR. - 9 May 1949 SUBJECT Executive Meeting of Provincial Leadgrs of the Nationalist Party of Chile 25X1A PLACE t. "1 Ut Y DATE-OP I NO. OF PAGES NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO SO- 23394 25X1X REPORT NO. 1. An executive meeting of Nationalist Party leaders of the Province of Santiago, Chile, was held on 29 March at party offices at Cafe Huerfanos 11 64. Orlando Espinoza presided over the meeting, and 24 sector leaders were present. The meeting was called to discuss recent political activities and to prepare suggestions for presentation to the Party's National Executive Council. 2. One of the principal points brought out was the growing Nationalist Party distrust of the Agrarian Labor Party. Several of those present at the gathering complained that the Agrarian Labor Party leaders have lost their sense of proportion since their surprising electoral gains in the 6 March elections. It was agreed that exceedingly leftist elements, including Communists, have joined that Party, It was felt that the Communist influence was responsible for the Agrarian Labor policy of blind opposition to the government. Even the more fanatic Nationalists condemned the open invitation to revolution contained in recent public. declarations made by such outstanding agrarian Labor Party leaders as General Carlos Ibanez del Campo and Jaime-Larrain Garcia Moreno 25X1A Comment, The views of these lower ranking provincial leaders of' the Nationalist Party are at variance with that of the members of the National Executive Council of the party. While the lesser leaders are condemning the Agrarian Labor Party for its present stand, Hedilberto Biama Merino and other important national leaders are in favor of close col].a',oration with the Agrarian Laborites. Bizama Merino and his group believe that. the presence of many Nationalists within the Agrarian Labor Party offers an excellent chance to influence and eventually to dominate this party, However, the decided opposition on the part of the lower ranking Nationalist leaders may tend to change the opinion of the members of the party National Executive Council. This document is hereby regraded to CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with the letter of 16 October 1978 from the Director of Central Intelligence to the Archivist of the United States. Next Review Date: 2008 STAIq(', # NAVY X NSRB DISTRIBUTION ARMY X I AIR X Fs! CONFIDENTIA1 Approved For Release 1999/09/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002700340010-8