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January 4, 1950
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VICJ i'! CAI'!0N r 25X1A2g Approved For RehAA~0Iffljjj?-&IPy82-0045~O~Q O COUNTRY Ecuador INFORMATION REPORT , CD NO. ~. - DATE DISTR4 T N 50 SUBJECT Roberto Lor?na's Activitios in Guayaquil NO. OF PAGES 25X1A6a PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF I NO. OF ENCLS. 25X1 X6 SUPPLEMENT REPORT NO. 1 (2 rages) 25X1A2g 1,. Roberto Morena, Brazilian Communist leader and CTAL official? was in Guaya- quil, Ecuador, from 28 to 29 November 1949 during which time he conferred with top leaders of the Partido Corsunista del Ecuador (PC ), 2? One of the principal purposes of Morenavavisit was to study the background of the apparent potential disintegration and recent loss of prestige of the PCE which resulted from ineffective Party leadership and the Saad renas sohismz following the municipal elections of 6 November. He reprimanded the Ecuadoran Communists and stated that it was absurd that the iICE should be losing ground in a country which favors the Party with constitutional recognition While the social, econo.mict, and geographical conditions lend themselves very well to the spread of Communism. 3o Morena is expected to send a complete report on his findings to Mexico where It d.ll be assessed and forwarded with recommendations to Moscow. Until. further instructions are received from international headquarters, Pedro Sand, who is actually the number two man according to Party hierarchy, will act as nominal head of the Party, according to b".orena'r orders. As a temporary measure, Morena ordered that the Alianza Popular, the Communist political machine of Guayaquil, be under the leadership of Alfredo Vera and Carlos Foraud Blum. Morena strongly condemned Manuel Arenas Coello, former Presi- dent of the Alianza, for selling out to the opposition after the ma--oralty eleotions in Guayaquil. Y 4. Among the persons with whom Morena conferred were the following; Pedro Saad Franklin Perez Castro Ana Moreno Carlos Feraud Blum Elias Munoz Dr. Alfonso Gui jano Enrique Gil Gilbert - 5- Morena informed the Ecuadorans that the Communist Parties in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile must lend its support to govermmnts, factions, or 25X1 X6 parties which are fundamentally in opposition to the United States. He stated that further and more specific orders will be forthcoxing in th~~' ar future;, 25X1 X which hat another high 1 f{r `i`Pe1 will soon make CLASSIFICATION This do ,ice to the Approv m6fw.d ,I@aqp;a0/0 "W f'om the Archsv:S` :'; '.iiitoj D r3c ..t iS hereby repmdsd to L a ccord nco with the letier c,. ; C NSRS I I ADISTRIBUTtON CGN~ t13'~-'~1.: Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R004000360003-9 CI NT&AL TITI:LL!G ICE AGE&CY Eb Pedro sad composed a series of five memoranda on the ordei?s r ceived. during the official and informal disco ssions held with Morena? Attached to this report is a direct tmislation 5f' the first memos idzza., r''a. Morena offered Ana :?oren.o a trip to Czechoslovakia, but she declined tenporarily on the roirids that it would be difficult to leave her sr . I child at thf s time. 25X1A2g k,~ zc3,t Translation of : amorgnth u by Pedro Saad,, Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R004000360003-9