CASTRO'S LATIN AMERICAN COMINTERN,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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From July 31 to August 10 Havana was the scene of the first meeting of the Latin American Solidarity Organization LASO. Like much that Castro touches it did not want for excitement and drama. Three communist parties were not invited Castro called the leadership of the Venezuelan Communist Party traitors one of the working groups of the conference, which met in private, approved a resolution for the consideration of the whole conference denouncing the policy of certain socialist countries that gave credit and loans to dictatorships and oligarchies in the hemisphere. The foreign newsmen present did not have much difficulty in getting the story, so that the resolution probably received more currency than if it had been brought into open session. During an intense phase of the Negro rioting in the United States, Stokely Carmichael was embraced by Castro and hurled imprecations at the white power structure with even less restraint than usual. And on the last day, if any lingering doubts remained that Castro could pull the Russian bears tail, he spoke for four hours, repeating the charges that the Soviet Union supported dictatorial governments and adding that the Soviet Union was trying to force him out of office, or to make him pursue a more moderate policy.
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