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Approved For Release 2005 /jjT,,( ; 8 '88-0131 DAILY. NEWS JUN 2.4 1964 000400130091-7- By VIRGINIA PREWF.TT Moxico is staging a last-ditch fight to prevent Organization of American States action pun- ishing Communist-Cuba for sub- version in Venezuela. Mexico's OAS Ambassador Viconto Sanchez Gavito startled the New World diplomatic corps in caucus recently by affirming that "the Mexican government may fall" if Mexico abandons its pro-Cuba policy. flu had previously raised dip- lomatic eyebrows by insisting the OAS meeting on Cuba could not be held before Mexico's presidential elections on July 5. Nothing in hemisphere politics is so cut-and-dried as a illexi- can election, in which the candi- date named by the ruling Party of the Institutionalized Revolu- tion is elected with machine- like regularity. The Ambassador's excuse was i recognized as an undisguised delaying tactic. STABILITY TEST "Noveclades," one of Mexico's leading newspapers, reports he "spoke disdainfully" of the OAS. The forthcoming meeting on Cuba will test the stability of the inter-American system, said the paper. Chile and Brazil are the only countries backing Mexico. Bra- zil may change at any minute, since its pro-Cuba attitude is considered a carry-over from the Goulart regime. Both the Mexican and Brazil- ian opposition is credited in part to the per= al slant of the re- spective countries OAS repre- sentatives. Dr. Sanchez Gavito, has been an untiring personal friend of the Communist Cuban cause. And tho Brazilian, Ambas- sador Ilmar Pennamarinho, is a career diplomat whose loyalty is more likely to follow already laid-down Brazilian Foreign ' Of- fice policies than those of the new revolutionary governrmnt. Brazil's Foreign Office quite often follows a policy that varies from that of the Brazil- ian presidency. CANDIDATE?.. Dr. Juracy Magalhaes, the newly arrived Brazilian ambas- sador to Washington, in con- trast is closely related to the new Brazilian president. Politi- cal gossip already mentions him as a possible candidate for vice president, or even president, in the next elections. Chile's case is simpler. The Alesssandri government is not unwilling to go along with sanc- tions against Communist Cuba- to break all diplomatic and economic relations and cut com- munications, as Venezuela de- sires, but Chile is in the midst of a hot-fought presidential election. Neither the communist-Marx- ist candidate, Sr. Salvador Allende, nor the Christian Democrats' c a n d i d a t e, Sr. Eduardo Frei, wart to break relations with Cuba. The Ales-. sandri government feels that if it severs relations now and Sen. Allende, for instance, re news them after he is elected,, it will be "much worse" for. I \'\A4 tCC Approved For Release 2005/01/12 : CIA-RDP88-01315R000400130091-7