The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Cuba (Norweb)

No. 319

The Secretary of State refers to Despatch No. 402, dated October 30, 194543 entitled “With further reference to proposed organization of anti-Communist labor movement in Latin America.” The despatch requests the Department’s comment on certain suggestions made by Mr. Juan Arévalo, Cuban labor leader, that the U. S. Government through the Department of State and Diplomatic Missions grant assistance to his project of launching in Latin America an anti-communist labor movement that would also have the sponsorship of the American Federation of Labor.

The Department finds itself in agreement with the Embassy that such intervention in the labor affairs of other countries is both dangerous and contrary to policy.

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