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November 22, 1949
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;; rp juLaOfA`Irove0 LAS I F1 CAI I N- d ForAgl ell, X P82-0 ZP Nur I FORMATION REPORT CD NO. /90 COUNTRY Latin AmerIpA DATE DISTR. 22 1410V :9 SUBJECT Latin American Communist Congress Reportedly NO. OF PAGES 2 25X1 A Hsld in Wexico City PLACE ACQI,HIRED DATE OF I Possible confirmation of the report that a. secret Communist Congress was held in !exico City carne from Gilberto Vieira White, who represented the Partido Comunista de Colombia (PC) at the ` City Peace Congress. He returned to Bogota on 27 September and on 30 September grade a report to Party militants on the work of the Congress. At that time, Vieira 14bite.stated that the Commu- nist delegates held secret meetings during the sessions without the knowledge of the other delegates, many of whom he clairred were imperialist agents. Ostensibly the sole object of the Congress was the promotion of peace, but, e Communist delegates took advantage of the meeting to discuss strictly Communist and ; arxist problen s, according to Vieira '4hite. He said he would explain these remarks at a later timed 25X1A Comment: Source originally reported that the new Secretary General is the brother of Gilberto Amado Torres, a former P:'exican Ambassador to Chile. This information was subsequently amended iy source who said that the Secretary General is a prov inent Brazilian Conat_uni st, Jorge Arrado Torres. Some confusion still exists about the identity of this individual, since the Brazilian does not use the maternal last name, and is known simply as Jorge An.-a$do. He has been frequently confused with Jorge Arrado Torres, a Mexican national who was reported to be in Chile in July 1949, and whose name appeared on the list of special correspondents of the new monthly newspaper Nuestra America. NAVY NSR STATE lZA I pa AIR FBI This document is hereby regraded to CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with the letter of 16 October 1978 from the Director of Central Intelligence to the :'.r^'Vv=st of the United States. Appr ved or,Releasei 999/09/24 : NO. OF ENCM. (USTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 1. It has been reported by a Communist contact of a Chilean source that a Latin American Communist Congress was recently held in ?!exico and that during this Congress Jorge Arrado Torres* was elected Secretary General for Latin .America. Others reportedly considered for this position were Liberio Justo, they son of former Argentine President Augustin Justo, ynd Juan `arinello, the President of the Executive Committee of the Partido Socialista Popular do Cuba. 26 It was further stated that Jorge Arrado Torres, the new Secretary General, will soon make a trip throughout Latin America. The Brazilian, Jorge Arrado, has been traveling extensively-in Europe and reportedly visiting, among other cities, "oacow in June 1949 here he partici- pated in the celebration of the 150th birthday of Pushkin, and Sofia in CLASS!RCA 11111 N. ~liill f Da e P ziGC s guts CIA-RDP82-00457800 25X1X Approved For Release 1999/09/24: CIA-RDP82-00457R003600190005-1 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 25X1A July 1949 -,here he made an address to a workers' meeting. He was listed as being a member of the Brazilian. delegation to the Mexico City Peace Congress, 25X1A but his presence there has not been confirmedo Comrent: Although there has been no definite confirmation of such a meeting, it is considered plausible that one might have been held in Rexico City under cover of the recent peace congress, which began on 5 September, J TIAI Approved For Release 1999/09/24: CIA-RDP82-00457R003600190005-1