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December 23, 2016
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June 11, 2013
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November 10, 1964
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Declassified in Part -Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP83-005868000300030003-5 mio-iw ~_. _......._. .. ~~ ~~..u..acax.x a ursm ~~ .. ? ' UNITED STATES GOVERNIvIEN'I` 11~lemorandum To Chief, FBIS r?ROeI Chief, Panama Bureau s~JSJFCT: Monthly Progress Report - October 1964 A. Building modifications proceeded smoothly but slowly; the project is 95 percent completed, including resur- facing of the parking area. B. FBIS Ivas advised that its request for a change in the Bureau's official duty station had been disapproved. C. Efforts to remedy administrat~v~_oYPr~hts penalizing ~ two Bureau staffers proved fruitless, t D. High echelon officers in the former su e briefed on Bureau operations 50X1 E. Lt. Col. Michael Smolen, Caracas kidnap victim recupera- ting in the Canal Zone, cuss invited to the Bureau to meet local and staff employees who had made special efforts to report his plight. F. Mr. Zade Green, Air Force Intelligence representative, was invited to the Bureau for a routine rebriefing on FBIS activities. With remodling work largely completed, all major local consumers will receive refresher rebr~e@f- ings on Bureau and FBIS capabilities in the next few weeks. Attachments: Classified Personnel Report Foreign Personnel Report Operations Attachment Technical Attachment Human Interest Attachment ~~~~~~~?~~e~p~";~_ FicluEeo hom e~fomatiri ~~ Declassified in Part -Sanitized Copy_Approved for Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP83-005868000300030003-5 ' ~ ~ ~ r.r I. Following is the net publishable wordage filed to Headquarters during the month of October 1864 by country of origin: Peru 39,140 Panama 28,570 Colombia 20,320 < Argentina 15,080 Bolivia 14,950 Venezuela 14,600 Ecuador 11,080 Costa Rica 8,460 Honduras 7,800 Brazil 4,910 Chile 4,070 Uruguay 4,040 Paraguay 2,220 Nicaragua 2,140 Guatemala 500 E1 Salvador 0 Total 177,880 II. Bureau oaorking hours were extended to provide special coverage of De Gaulle's visit to Latin America, the Bolivian coup, and the Smolen Kidnapping. III. Coverage schedules were revised somewhat to accommodate the West Coast Bureau's return to Pacific Standard time. Declassified in Part -Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP83-005868000300030003-5 .. s~.A~ V I.. .Reception: Contrary to expectations, atmospherics increased considerably. II. Two doublets were repaired poles and transformers were received for the Beverage antenna.. III. Cruising: 19 cruising reports were sent to~ 22 news STAT alerts were reported to editors from sources no on the regular coverage schedules. Declassified in Part -Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP83-005868000300030003-5 Declassified in Part -Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP83-005868000300030003-5 v.~ v Declassified in Part -Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP83-005868000300030003-5 ~.~ ~I' MANAMA'S PACIFIC BEACHES BLOOMING ~ouril Ee .~inc~ ~~ea9ure, L'a~sn, Sur, anal Sun BEACHES AANK high when it comes to evaluating the tourist at- tractions of a country. For years, visi- tors have been flocking to Caribbean islands to enjoy surf and sun. Places like Nassau's Paradise Beach and Jamaica's plush north coast resorts leave built a healthy tourist industry on their sandy shores. But it took more than sand, surf, and balmy breezes to do the trick. Tour- ists love to swim and sun themselves. But they also like creature comforts- modern acrnmmodations, good food, and entertainment. Panama's privileged geographical position makes it a natural vacation- land. ]t has fine hotels, excellent res- taurants, casinos, shopping at bargain prices, and fabulous fishing. It also has beaches, fine beaches. Residents of the Isthmus have been enjoying them for years, but up until recently, no serious efforts had been made to promote diem into full- blown, international resorts. In recent years, businessmen have been investing in the future of Panama's tourist industry and the prospects of its beaches becoming a major attraction have brightened. A big stride in this direction was the opening of the Government- o~vned Hotel Taboga, which is at- tracting large numbers of visitors to 4. ~aF, ~Y,~, 6 PANAMA'S PACIFIC BEACHES BLOOMING food, good service, and many air- conditioned rooms. All along the Pacific coast of the Isthmus, there are excellent beaches and many of them now offer good accommodations at reasonable rates. Latest addition on the beachfront is at Santa Claza, where weekend visitors and vacationers now find a neat row of hvo-story, thatched-roof cottages just a stone's throw from the water. Each sleeps four persons and is equipped with complete kitchen facilities. Built on stilts, the cottages provide garage space underneath. The new facility is an addition to Phillips Cottages, purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Erasmo de la Guardia and now called Nlummu Cottages. In addition to comfortable ]house- keeping accommodations on the beach, there are other facilites, in- cluding horseback riding and boats for hire. Just a 2-hour drive from Panama, Santa Clara is an ideal honeymoon hideout or vacation spot for the family. Other Pacific coast spots en route to Santa Clara are Coronado and San Carlos Beaches, where accommoda- tions may also be arranged. For fisih- ing enthusiasts, there is the plush, well-equipped Pi~ias Bay Club, also on tlhe Pacific shore, close to the Colombian border. ~ Declassified in Part -Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP83-005868000300030003-5 Declassified in Part -Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/06/11 CIA- R D P 83-00586 R 000300030003-5 ~T'L,~~SM ITTAL 'SLI P PATE TO: ROOM NO. BUILDING M A R KS: R E ~ /I/ /I/ //// ?( ~(///(~// /~ ~ 2 ~ ~~~~~'?' Y /J .~C.i,(s Q~~ ~ ~ ~VWrI FROM: ' ROOM NO. BUI ING E%TENSION IBFEB 55 2A I REPLACES FDRM wa GPo:IfD-tr~~9~~9 (~ ~ WNICN MAY BE USED. ~ Declassified in Part -Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/06/11 CIA- R D P 83-00586 R 000300030003-5