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June 2, 1949
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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. Approved Fo 0457CRDONOC28001 CONFIDENTIAL 25X1X M DATE DISTR. 2 ;: 49 NO. OF PAGES 2 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) 25X1A SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. On 23 April 1949a 26 leaders or the Chilean Nationalist Party met at their '"antiago headquarters to discuss further the possible merging of the party with the Agrarian Labor Party.* Jorge Gallardo Rodriguez presided ovor the meeting. ?o During this meeting, the Nationalist Party suffered another blow :hex rep- resentatives of the party from San Bernardo and Vina del Mar presented the resignation of the groups from those districts. Both of these groups de- clared that they wt ntt d to join the more powerful agrarian Labor Party, and stated that they considered the Nationalist Party of Chile to be a hopeless fail. 3. Another meeting was held on 27 April at Calde Coquimbo 1242, Santiago. Fourteen councilmen or members of the National Board of Directors were prevent. Hodilberto Bizarca Henna was also present, and contrary to his previously announced decision, presided over this meeting. Ile explained that he had voluntarily resumed his position as leader of the party because of the gravity of the situations, 4. At this time, Vicente ilermosilla, Nationalist leader from Pan Bernardo, requested that the resignation previously submitted by the Nationalists from that locality be withdraw;m a Ile accused his fellow member from ~'an Bernardo, Nationalist leader Oscar Jimenez, of being a political adve.iturer0 It was decided to accept the withdrawal of the resignation of the flan 'Bernardo group., 5 Bizama d-brina criticized harshly the activities of the man. rs from Vina del Har, and claimed that their resignation from the Ira t iontalis t Party was a result of the activities of Luis Calling Federico Mu jir a Canals,, Gaston 1le j?andr o Acuna Nci en, Enrique ?`oto Bascunan, and others, According; to Bizama '.brino, these individuals are in favor of the revolutionary and anti-Chilean plans of Argentina Nationalist leader Lrsilio Gutierrez Iiorrero n It was his opinion that they wore hot-headed revolutionists whose activities would probably seriously enbarrass the Nationalist cause both in Chile and in other countries. 6. At a meeting on 3 Hay, at which Bizsma ;amino also presided, Victor lidalgo Ylaarra and Pedro Contreras Vega reported on their trip to Valparaiso and their interview with Jose Nobledo Mendez, member of the Nationalist Council of that city. Robledo COUNTRY Chile/Argentina SUBJECT Activities of the Nationalist Party PLACE ACQUIRED 25X1A- DATE OF INFO. Prior to 9 May 1949 CONFIDENTIAL tvsrts y~-~?~ _MSTRIBUTION docurncnt Is hereby regraded to t`.; 'NFHDENTIAL in accordance with the letter of 16 October 1978 from the Director of Central Intelligence to the Archivist of the United States. LN`A d E1aPbr elease 200 CLASSIFICATION d1!!'A Document NO CHANG [rr''DECL Class. C~:A L:;;A Me Auth: Dr'A REG. 7 /05/18: CIA-RDP82=Qff467EM'0 STATE Approved For Release QfQ ~n9I LRDP82-00457R002800140008-2 25X1 A CExt'f RAL 3 TEI LIG '3CE AGENCY Tb zdez alleecU.y told therm that the Valparaiso :Nation Merino and other N e 4ior l3 sts opposed ~ed to VA s idea intain that the o r- pennns of Calli.s 9 trip will be paid by Nestor Lima ('raintana, Argentine Cultural Attache in F,!antiaf,,m.*** 25X1A 25X1 * It is regarded as s3orew t nlikely that Lira' t nt~ trould pa or Calli.s c' trip, since It is k owrn that Gutierrez Herrero is a political opponent of President Peron. It seems improbable that Lima Quintana is not aware that Federico T:ujica Cannlee and Luis Callis are closely asseacia Acid with Gutierrez Herrero. However, Tlujiea Canales has collaborated closely with Lien Quintana in gathering material for the latter$s history and activities of the Chilean Cormun fist Part-. There is also the possibility that the present Argentine rg vernnent consider,' that the Nationalist and anti-.Peron acti-Tv tiee of Guti erne . I e ro ara, In ?tchor selves of little importance, but considers any outbreak of violence in Chile as favoring Argentine policy in regard to that country. w `f CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002800140008-2