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NEW YORK HERALD TRI MUNS cco(N ` O R. t~-~Y14Jt~ Approved For Release 20 0I/. j2tW-RDP>3>. 15R00046Q,1t3~090-8 L .~~or (Y12ca~.~~`J%jtr'~~! cr.... Noose for By Barnard L. Collier Of The Herald Tribune Stall WASHINGTON. Collective sanctions pun- ishing Cuba for her "sub- versive aggression" against Venezuela are virtually cer- tain to be adopted by an American foreign ministers' conference next month, in- formed sources here said yes- terday. ' The only mandatory sanc- tion, however, will be a total embargo on trade with ~'remier Castro's Communist regime. But the hemispheric conference will "recommend" that all Latin American na- tions break relations with Cuba and that all air travel between Cuba and the rest of Latin America 'stop. ? Only Mexico and Chile now are steadlfastly opposed to any obligatory sanctions 1L '' eu uC/;..'ii. ~iJui,~lJ1tJ r.ome Latin nations wished, but added that the decision to take action on the Vene- zuelan charge marks a prece- dent-setting definition for the term "aggression" under the Rio pact. One U. S. diplomat said: "Now aggression is no longer lust the crossing of borders with armed troops. Subver- sion also is recognized under the definition and that is what Fidel Castro does best." A date for the foreign min- isters' meeting was to be de- cided at a session of the OAS today. However, diplomatic sources predicted the session anight be postponed "several days" for further consulta- tion on the proposals. A tentative July 8 date is con- sidered likely. Latin American diplomats y c a oose to ignore them" against Cuba, but under the resolution will be a difficult U. S. sources admitted that compromise for Venezuela Rio treaty for inter-American - The resolution will not pro- and other Caribbean nations defense a two-thirds vote by vide the tiff retaliatory blow , close to Cuba which are the main targets for Cuban sub- version. But after nearly four months of tedious consulta- tion it appears to be the toughest action that can be wrung out of Latin nations which traditionally adhere to the principle 'of non-inter- vention. Mexico will be hardest put UQZD VD members of the Organization of American States is enough to impose a collective decision in issues of aggression. Sources here expect Mexico and Chile will go along.with a resolution to embargo Cuba-bound goods, if the other points in the resolution are recommended and not mandatory. Cuban trade with Latin America has dwindled in the last three years. Estimates of last year's total trade are below $4.9 million as com- pared to the 1961 total of $19.4 million. "That makes it very easy o get a trade embargo," said one Latin American diplomat. "The other recom- mendations can be decided upon country by country and Chile and, Mexico will prob- bl h to accept the resolution since it maintains diplomatic re- lations with Cuba and has regular air service to the is- land. Chile's government, in the midst of a bitter national election campaign, is hold- ing to a moderate position so as not to provide Leftist poli- ticians with ant.-government ammunition. U. S. diplomatic officials said yesterday that every other OAS is expected to abide by the foreign mini- sters' decisions. This includes Bolivia, which is not a mem- ber of the OAS Council. While Bolivia can not vote in reg- ular OAS Council sessions it is expected to be represented at the foreign ministers' con- ference where it can cast a vote. Venezuela's charges of cu- ban aggression are based mainly on the discovery last November of a Cuban cache of arms on P. northern Ven- ezuelan beach. A committee of the OAS verified that the arms -came from Cuba and were meant for anti-r overn- mment terrorists and guerrillas. Approved For Release 2005/01/12 : CIA-RDP88-01315R000400130090-8