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Selected documents on the CIA in Ecuador in the 1950s from the CIA's Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room. More documents are also available in the e-archivo ecuatoriano.
The second report the Central Intelligence Group (CIG, immediate forerunner of the CIA) published on Ecuador that includes a report on an Indigenous conference and communist efforts to organize an agricultural cooperative.
Source: Central Intelligence Group (CIG), "Communist Party Activities," May 21, 1947, CIA Electronic Reading Room, https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/cia-rdp82-00457r000600140010-3.
A CIA information report on PCE finances with the name of the treasurer of the central committee of the province of Pichincha redacted.
Source: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), "PCE Finances," May 16, 1949, CIA Electronic Reading Room, https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/cia-rdp82-00457r002700520008-1.
A manifesto from the central committee of the Communist Party of Ecuador that defends the lives of the Ecuadorian people in the face of an economic crisis.
Source: PCE, “Por la defensa de la vida del pueblo: Manifiesto del Comité Central del Partido Comunista,” March 1, 1949, included in CIA, "Handbill of Partido Comunista del Ecuador," April 8, 1949, https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/cia-rdp83-00415r002600040002-6.
Report on the Fifth Congress of the Communist Party of Ecuador.
Source: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), "Fifth Congress of the Communist Party of Ecuador (PCE) Held at Ambato," October 7, 1952, CIA Electronic Reading Room, https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/cia-rdp82-00457r014100290007-1.
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