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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 7, August 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date August 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript I !'■''■'' means for spreading llie parly line and lln- resl e.f it. During the thirties Latin America became a very important instrument of lhe popular front, as everybody knows. and now inileiv again this ferment is poing nn. 1 believe thai it's unquestionably true that Latin America continues lo he a choice target of the So\ iel Union. 1 saw some' statistics recently that indicate lhal lhe Soviet Union actually spends more money in its Latin \merica propaganda effort them il does in any country in lhe world. This would indicate lhe extent In which they believe il s em importanl territory lo he- covered. Combs: I'm always enthralled hy this exhuming of lhe past, li is pertinenl only for me- lo point mil al ihis lime thai ;n ihe lime ihe late Presidenl Roosevell granted recognition lo Soviel Russia, he did so al the insistence of the °nlire financial community of mosl of die statesmen in our country, nf all nf 'he responsible business leaders ,"'■ lei us seiv. ei preponderant majority of them. This was ;i move so universally applauded anil so bilaterally accepted I'v his Republican opponents ilieil the question of the wisdom of it weis never seriously questioned al thai moment. BUCKLEY: It was very seriously ipics- linnial. Combs: Well, it may have lain by ei 'ew, hui may I say thai lhe problem of recognition is. eis you know, ei diplomatic device ami that if he made a mistake by extending ne (ignition then the presenl Republican administration nf ''nr country is making ;t mistake in tnaintaining lhal recognition when il "mid hv ei stroke nf the' pen withdraw "• So this is mil entirely ei sin lo be 'aid only al lhe door of the tomb of llie 'ate Franklin I). Roosevell. I'l CKLEY: I would like' lo eonllllcnl [nal when Mr. Combs talks about ex- '"lining lhe past he ought lo recognize -hat, ee- Santayana put it. those who ''"ii l read history an' condemned I" ''I'M- ii. Ami certainly he doesn't gel "nywhere hy simply pointing mil lhal *e continue to recognize the existence ''/ the Seix iel I nil.n. ergo it relieves ''fiiiiklin Roosevell of ihis particular f^ponsibility. We musl remember tbat !' there heul been ;i universal clamor tor recognition, Hoover would have •seeded to it. BURT: Professor Hodges, in your opinion, 0 what extent have the Communists been .Uccessful in South America? In particular, s there a possibility that recent uprisings in ar|n America were Communist-inspired? HoDCES: In the firsl place, I think "'■'i we should note the fact that the f,';d Communist cardholders were "sliiiial,al eit 300,000 a year ago. The Membership has dropped to 200,000. °w. thai i- deceptive because ii means 0,1 re shaking oul the fellow travelers Facts FORUM NEWS, August, 1955 —Wide World Photo Guatemalan President Carlos Castillo Armas shown as chief of rebel forces during the rebellion against the Latin American country's Communist government. on ;t one-to-ten ratio. You get rid of only the we-eek people. BURT: Mr. Bishop, to what extent are the Communists successful in their drive for ultimate conquest of South America or Latin America? Bishop: I don't think they are very successful at all al the moment, but I think I agree with Presidenl Castillo .Armeis who inlel me thai ii is ei perpetual danger, ll is not a thing to be judged b) linw high the thermometer is today. Presidenl Annas pointed oul theit communism look over Guatemala with a total membership of 2.500 out nf 3.000.000 people-. BURT: In other words, it doesn't fake many of them to inflict a lot of damage? BlSHOP: All you need are men in lhe key posts and Arbcnz, the former Communist president, had men in key posts. lb- had the chief of police, the chief of secret police, the minister of propaganda, the minister of the interior, the minister of war, and the presidency. You don't need much more than that. They took over the ministry of educa- liein and found that they could convert teachers to communism without making ihem parly members at all—merely lev sending down directives saying that from now on you will teach this brand of hislorv. and you cither leach that brand of history or you're out of a job. BtJCKLEY: President Armas takes the position that any Latin American country that is face to face wilh a Communisl uprising ought to do several things. One. of course, it ought to pay particular attention to needs of the population in that particular country. And also it ought to be ready tactically lo come hack at the Communists and employ tactics that arc particularly suitable lo whatever the nature of this uprising is. It's a matter of history that in Latin America lhe confusion tbat has existed as to lhe meaning of Communist con- spiracy has hindered tremendously the anti-Communist effort. Hodces: I have been shocked by the material which has been coming to me from Guatemala, including grim pictorial material of atrocities. 1 Ihink that we now must make ibis clear to the American people that these regimes are murderous frnm top to bottom. Is that correct? BlSHOP: It's correct. I saw all of —Wide World Pholo Communist deputies wave their hands in defiance of a measure removing all Communists from elective posts in the Brazilian government. The measure, adopted in early if48, came during one of the most turbulent legislative sessions ever held in the South American country. Paffe 13
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