Communism in Latin America

Archive Report

Communist Issue at Inter-American Conference

The threat of Communist penetration in the Western Hemisphere has become a matter of serious concern to the United States and many of its sister republics in Latin America. The nature of the threat—and of effective measures to combat it—is posing major problems for the Tenth Inter-American Conference now getting under way at Caracas in Venezuela.1

Serious charges have been leveled against one American state—Guatemala—whose government is accused of harboring a Communist conspiracy and permitting use of its territory as a base for Soviet operations. Official denials by the Guatemalan government have included counter charges of “intervention” by the United States and European powers with possessions in the hemisphere.

United States Concern Over Red Penetration

In the United States, sharp warnings have come ...

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