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November 9, 2016
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February 18, 1999
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April 29, 1949
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FICATION 25X1 A2g j9pWor Rel0Rjg9#p&/ fA42-0045?7~6 WimuLnIME N s . !M1'RY Argentina/Chile . TI REPORT CD NO, 3JECj Discussions on Outlawing Cow.,Iunist Party of 1EOF= rN 25X1X6 25X1A6a RETURN TO CIA LIBRARY DATE d!STR.. 27 MY 1949 NO. OF PAGES 1 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) 25X1A2g SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. I ror L i Quintana, Argentine Cultural Attache in Santiago, reportedly e r;,~,ed that the Argentine goveacnt is studying the possibility of out- 1ng the Co*n iunist Party of Argentina (CPA). Since he has been making a study of the Chilean Communist Party, Lima Quintana was consulted on this matt r during his recent visit to Buenos Aires n Lis Quintana said he advised Argentine authorities that he believed such a r..I aasure would be a mistake $ because in his opinion the outlawing; of the Party would tend to give it a certain appeal which it does not possess when allowed to operate more or loss openly. Ile stated that he used Chile as an ev mple and told how under the present repressive laws, the PCCh is attract. in,- back to its ranks many of those who had previously left. These individuals, ho said>s are now returning because of the natural tendency to aid the underdog,, Despite his ar^ents against suppression, Lim Quintana believes that the 'L ?gntine government will adopt f iar^ measures tending to limit the political activities of the Corfunists1 Lina Quintana stated that the Argentine Cor. unists have boon very clever in a `Voiding government persecution, and he pointed out that lawyer Faustino Jorge, who uses the nickname Tino, has long acted as a sort of liaison between Poron and the CPA. According to Lima (ui.ntana, Jorge is a staunch Communist but ha^ been able to naintain close contact with Peron. document is hereby rear )GNFIDENTIAL in accor -alter of 16 0 ;:,L octor C 1 EU AL cQN Fl NTIAL CI ASSiRRGATfOaN ccI'Tn1mrrMI n^1W1' FBI PQ AIR il~ Approved For Release 1999/09/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002700690004-7