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October 13, 1952
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151?W .0 FEB 1952 COUNTRY SUBJECT DATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRED Approved For Release 2002/08/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R014300020006-9 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CLASSIFICATION Panama Pources of Fu del Pueblo (pDP, Communist) 25X1A SECRET SECURITY INFORMATION INFORMATION REPORT REPORT NO. for the Partido Pe.ples Party - NO. 25X1A DATE DISTR. 13 October 1952 NO. OF PAGES3 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO 25X1X REPORT NO. 1* Methods u ed by the Partido del Pueblo (PP, Peoples Party - Communist) to raise Party funds are summarized below* so idH;LAssessments* Individual quotas are levied by the cells in accordance with the economic means of each Party member, ani it i obligatory that the full assessment be paid. The cells retain 70% of collections and send the remaining 30% to the Central Committee. b. Alinaar_csatrj,== fixed sums of money are paid periodically by thoae persons classified as sympathizers, who indicate the amounts which they guarantee to pay. Collections from sympathizers are made confidentially active members. In areas where there is no Party organization, contributions are collected by mail or by a Party me ber who makes periodic trips through the region. 00 aputaLlqat?j=i2ato Contributions to cover the expenses of special campaigns may be collected from any individual, regardless of hi a political affiliation. These funds are used to cover unusual expenses, such as costs of printing or tripe of delegates to foreign countries. d. Atiga.Atlii,ezatiu. Profits from the sale of Communist literature printed in a foreign country vary. There is no regular delivery of this literature, but the main aim of the PDP is to establish a sane of introducing propaganda into Panama which can be used at any time when it is necessary to conduct an extensive propaganda campaign. CLASSIFICATION SECRET STATE # 3e NAVY # NSRB DISTRIBUTION # FBI Approved For Release 2002/08/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R014300020006-9 Approved For Release 2002/08/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R014300020006-9 IH; 25X1A e. Commeroial EntergElm. The Party has failed in several attempts to establish commercial enterprises which would develop a source of steady income. At present the PDP operates the Sastreria Popular at Number 8, 12th of October Street, Panama City. This tailor shop is registered under the name of Domingo Barris., secretary-general of the Federaolon Sindical de Trabajadores de la Republica de Panama (FSTRP, &indica' Feder tion of Panamanianljorkers), and membel of PDP Cell No. 5 in Pa f. E*145 from. InalaentalAdiAlIltit. Raffles, dances, and picnics are sometimes-held-to-finance-special projects. g. The Party plans to establish an agency in Panama for the Soviet films distributed through Argentina. This project has been delayed by a lack of initial capital and inability to locate an individual who has commercial contacts a*. is not known as a Communist. Some thought has also been given to the possibility sf sending a Party member to Europa to establish a market for Panamanian products and to secure agencies from European commercial houses. 2. The following financial report for July 1952 was submitted to the PDP Executive Committee by Luis Carlos Mendoza, Secretary of Finance1 AS-9.10.afito 80% of all contributions received by Panama Regional Committee $ 38.23 3O of all dues collected by Panama Regional Committee 7.18 Special contribution 10.00 Income from. raffles 7.60 Receipts from Executive Committee m-Ieberv Sale of literature 20.60 Dues amd contributions 72.30 Sale of furniture -JeRASZQ Total Receipts Siva $165.91 Salary of Ruben D. Souza, secretary-general Payable on June salary 000000690006000001 $50000 Part-payment on July salary ............. gag 4 76.30 Reimbursement to Juan Anino, member of the Panama Organizational Commiesion, for expenses in Nata 13.10 Reimbursement to Eliseo Vargas, secretary- general of David District Committee, for travel expenses in attending the Plenary Conference of the Central Committee Gerardo Gonzalez Trips to Polon Rent for new Party headquarters at 15th of Fe luary Street, Panama Pity Administrative Expenses I* Total Expenses Balance on Hind SECRET 22.00 1.00 7.40 25.00 $163.80 ?ell $165.91 Approved For Release 2002/08/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R014300020006-9 Approved For Release 2002/08/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R014300020006-9 SECRET - 3 - 0 ozmne to Mendoza 's financial report indicates that during months of June and July none of the interior provinces contributed its quota to the Executive Committee. This may be attributed to the fact that the PDP had dismissed the traveling salesman who had acted as courier and collection agent in the outlying areaSo The Party now plans to make these collections by mail? SECIRL7 Approved For Release 2002/08/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R014300020006-9 25X1A