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WARNS CUBA BUILDS RED BRIDGEHEAD Army 2d Biggest in Hemisphere BY ROBERT YOUNG Chicago Tribune Press Service Washington, Jan. 3 The state department reported to day that under the Fidel Castro dictatorship Cuba nas Become a powerful armed camp seriously seriously threatening the security of the western hemisphere with a big army and communist made weapons. "From the time the Castro regime came to power on Jan. 1, 1959, it has deliberately tried tt undermine established' governments governments in Latin America and destroy the inter-American inter-American inter-American system," system," the state department said. " Partner of Red Bloc " " In the process, it has associated associated itself with the sino-soviet sino-soviet sino-soviet bloc in an active partnership partnership and adopted totalitarian totalitarian policies and techniques to cement dictatorial control over the Cuban people. This situation situation confronts the nations of the western hemisphere with a grave and urgent challenge." The state 'department made public a special report entitled " The Castro Regime in Cuba " which details the close ties of the Cuban government with Russia, Red China and the other countries of the world communist bloc. The report was submitted in December to the inter-American inter-American inter-American peace committee committee of the Organization of American States. Plan Meeting on Threat The summary of Cuba's alliance alliance with communism covers the year from the last meeting of the western hemisphere foreign foreign ministers in August, 1960, thru last August. The state department department said the United States will submit to the O. A. S. peace committee information .on events since last August "which show even more clearly the nature and extent of the ties between Cuba and the communist bloc." The peace committee is investigating investigating violations of human Continued on page 2, col. 5

Clipped from Chicago Tribune04 Jan 1962, ThuPage 1

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois)04 Jan 1962, ThuPage 1
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