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July 20, 1973
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I Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/02/22 : CIA-RDP90-01208R000100250094-3 2 0 JUL 1973 STAT C Watergates,Watergats Everywhere . go t e not too good. so that I cannot tell the third degree. While he sweated it out, day exactly, nor month, nor year-but various inquisitors; taking turns, asked I believe that, no more than five years such questions as these: ago, something strange happened in What were you up to at the railway Montevideo, capital of Uruguay. Op- station on April 23, at 11 A.M.? posite the Soviet Embassy, there was A--. I -But 'very few* residents. In t' fact, it Inquisitor: Name? About. She didn't know they spoke - to be vacant. I don't know just Answer:. Pablo Neruda. what incident led to the opening up of .ln e Where was he goingo. that rather somber building. What was Answer: r: I think it wag Acapulco: found t(iere, however, created 'some- Inquisitor! What was the meaning thing .of a sensation. The whole place of those hand gestures you made when was a vast telephone exchange, op- the train was.leaving? . ? ? crated by a handful of people, quite Answer: Its -the Spanish way of invisible, who got lost there and saying good-by., haven't been found to this day. Every Naturally, -he didn't get the visa-in phone call, private conversation, burst spite of the kind efforts of the Librar- of laughter and even snore of the Rus- ian of Congress. The C.I.A. said no and sians was monitored, taped, indexed no it was. and sent Off from that building to the So in this way it was known that C.I.A. in the United States. I'd made a trip to Acapulco. They had The truth is that the famous Water. magnetic tapes or video tapes, and gate revelations might well astound kilometric tapes t hat spied on us from Americans, but are scarcely going to all sides, from the railway station right surprise us Latin Americans. We have into our underwear. been used for some years now to find- And all this happened while' the ing Intelligence services and their Battle of Stalingrad was grinding Ger- agents provocateurs, visible and in- man pride down for all time. Quite a visible, even in the very soup on our' story! ? _ . dinner tables. From then on, we here h Latin During World War 11, when I was America have been intercepted, in Consul General for my country in Mex- Chile,. during the time of President .ico, and while British, Russian and Gonzalez Videia, favorite C.I.A. friend. American i arrm es were finishing off th I Cbe enua, at th Bay of Pigs (with un- Hitleiite forces, I asked your great poet fortunate consequences for the C.I.A.). Archihakl M t-T bier, ,.. a...r Americans, rather like certain hus- bands, are the last to know. Very sad. but even more ridiculous than sad. How do they manage to know every- thing that goes on in the world minus what goes on in the White House? I happened once to be sitting next ? to a leading socialite at a New York dinner table. Picking a topic that might interest us both. I got onto Puerto - Spanish. She didn't know that Puerto. Rico was an American colony. And still less, of course, did she know that the Puerto Ricans want to be, and could be, an independent republic like the other nations of Latin America. This lady of good faith cried out aloud and declared then and there to all the other guests that she had just dis- covered an embarrassing fact. "We should liberate that country immedi- ately." she said, "it's unthinkable that the United States should have colo- nies!" What a very nice lady! And now the Watergate' scandal!-. How many novelties for the ever fresh eyes and ears of the Americans! How artless can you get? Are you going to need a scandal per; day to know the truth about what you are and what you should be? It's not that I wish you 365 Water- gates a year. But if yon' persist in all this, you'll be bound to have them. Which would be very useful for our mutual understanding. Useful to you, Americans, and to us, Latin Ameri cans. Cleanliness is useft