549. Notes of the Secretary of State’s Staff Meeting, Department of State, December 8, 1955, 9:15 a.m.1

[Here follow a list of those present (25), an intelligence briefing, and discussion relating to Morocco, Algeria, Communist China, and Great Britain.]

Uruguayan Visit

8. Mr. Lyon reported that conversations during the visit of Batlle Berres again indicated the increased interest of the Soviets in Latin America. The Czechs had recently made bids for Uruguayan wool, hides and grain, which together with other Soviet Bloc interest in trade with Latin American countries, indicated a decided trend.

[Here follows discussion unrelated to Uruguay.]

  1. Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Staff Meetings: Lot 63 D 75. Secret.