Series 1. Latin American correspondence, 1943-1966, bulk, 1950-1965.


Series 1. Latin American correspondence, 1943-1966, bulk, 1950-1965.

Consist chiefly of Romualdi's correspondence with organizations and individuals in Latin American and Caribbean countries, as well as clippings, reports, etc. concerning these countries. Documents on Argentina (1946-1966) include correspondence with Matthew Woll (chairman, American Federation of Labor (A.F. of L.) International Labor Relations Committee), Robert J. Alexander, William Green (president, A.F. of L.) and Raúl Migone (Argentine delegate to the U.N.) regarding Argentine politics and labor movement, Peronist control of the General Confederation of Workers (Confederación General del Trabajo de la Republica Argentina, CGT), and reorganization of the labor movement after the downfall of Perón; letters from Migone regarding his retirement and the Frondizi inauguration; and David Sternback to George Meany on the International Trade Union Mission. Also, reports, articles and speeches of Romualdi regarding the strike against LA PRENSA newspaper, the downfall of Juan Domingo Perón, the A.F. of L. trip to Argentina; and reports by Robert Alexander on the Frondizi election (1958) and the reconstruction of the Argentine labor movement (1966), as well as related newspaper clippings. Bolivian documents (1944-1965) include correspondence chiefly of Jose Figueres Ferrer and George Meany on Bolivian trade-unions and A.F. of L. support. Also, reports on the labor movement and politics in Bolivia, U.S. tungsten contracts, aid to CATAVI victims, and the Organisación Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores (ORIT) and clippings. Brazilian materials (1946-1966) are predominantly the correspondence of David Dubinsky (A.F. of L.) on the visit of João Goulart (vice-president, Brazil) to the U.S., and correspondence of George Meany on the Brazilian labor movement and Confederación Interamericana de Trabajadores (CIT/ORIT) conferences. Also a report by Robert Alexander on Brazilian economics and clippings relating to Brazil. Documents which relate to Chile (1946-1966) include correspondence of Bernardo Ibanez (International Labour Office) on Latin American tours, on his political activities, on Chilean politics, and on exiled Dominicanos. Also letters of Alexander S. Lipsett and Charles Brinkerhoff (Anaconda Copper Co.) concerning Anaconda Copper labor surveys. Also included are reports and statements on the sentence of Ibanez; a report by Alexander on Chilean economics in which he denounces communism; and clippings. Costa Rican files (1947-1959) contain the correspondence of Matthew Woll, Luis Monge, and Benjamin Núñez (Confederation of Rerum Novarum) on Costa Rican politics, communism and the free trade-union movement; of Jose Figueres Ferrer (president, Costa Rica), and of Monge regarding reports and news releases on U.S. intervention in Costa Rican politics, and on the Figueres Ferrer government; also related clippings. Files on Cuba (1946-1960) contain the correspondence of Woll, Meany and Dubinsky on communist influence on the Cuban Confederation of Labor (CTC) and of Meany, Monge, and Walter Reuther on Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar's control of the Cuban labor movement. Also letters, chiefly of Eusebio Mujal, on the general political scene and politics in the CTC after Castro's revolution and reports and statements on Cuban politics, ORIT and CTC meetings and tours, and A.F. of L. relations with CTC. The file also contains clippings and related publications. Information on Guatemala (1947-1959) is comprised of the correspondence of Ruben Villatoro on his activities and A.F. of L. support of the Guatemalan labor movement; of Andrew McLellan and Arturo Jáuregui on general politics in Guatemala and Romualdi's visit; reports by McLellan and Romualdi on the labor movement in Guatemala; and memoranda on the United Fruit Company's involvement in the Guatemalan labor movement; also includes related clippings. Correspondence regarding Peru (1946-1963) is primarily by and about Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre concerning his political activities and influence upon the Peruvian labor movement; also includes the correspondence of Nelson A. Rockefeller and José Genit on Haya de la Torre's activities, and politics in Peru; and correspondence of Woll and Meany, as well as reports and speeches on labor and politics in Peru; also clippings. Uruguay materials (1943-1960) include correspondence of Meany, Juan Acuña, Hermes Horne and Jáuregui on ORIT, on the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), and on the Uruguayan labor movement; also contains related clippings. Documents regarding Venezuela (1943-1967) include correspondence chiefly by and about Romulo Betancourt and his political career and involvement in the Venezuelan labor movement; the letters of Monge, Robert Alexander and Augusto Malve on AFL-CIO involvement in the Venezuelan labor movement and Richard M. Nixon's Venezuelan trip; reports and statements of Romualdi to Woll on his visits to Venezuela; reports of Alexander and Perez Salinas on the Venezuelan labor movement and related clippings. Additionally, correspondence, reports, statements and clippings on Romualdi's trips, on the general political scene and on the labor movement in the Latin American and Caribbean countries of: Bahamas-Trinidad (1951-1958); British Guiana (Guyana) (1963); British Honduras (Belize); Colombia (1946-1959); Dominican Republic (1950-1958); Ecuador (1947-1962); Haiti (1949-1967); Honduras (1955-1966); Jamaica (1938, 1955); Mexico (1946-1961); Nicaragua (1954-1959); Puerto Rico (1950-1951); and El Salvador (1955-1966).

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