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Unidad Cubana
Mar 1995 to Oct 1996
6 Reports


DATE: 03/09/95
DETECTIVE: L. Rodriguez
TELEPHONE: [deleted]

The following information has been received by this office:

Partido Pueblo Cubano Ortodoxo, a member group of the umbrella organization known as Unidad Cubana will host a rally at the Torch of Friendship (Bayfront Park, 4 Street, Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Fla.) on Saturday, March 11, 1995, at 11:00 a.m., in support of Senator Jesse Helms' recently introduced legislation which seeks to strengthen the previously established U.S. Assets Control Act.

Due to its populous membership and access to media sources, it is conceivable that a large contingency of organization members might be in attendance at this event.  City of Miami Police Department, Permits Section has been contacted and has verified the existence of a demonstration permit.

The Criminal Intelligence Section will monitor this event and consequently disseminate any additional information in an expeditious manner.

DATE: April 25, 1995
DETECTIVE: L. Rodriguez
TELEPHONE: [deleted]

The following information has been received by this office:

The Cuban exile umbrella organization known as Unidad Cubana (Cuban Unity) will be hosting a fund raiser dinner at the Radisson Hotel, located at 711 N.W. 72nd Avenue, Miami, Florida, on May 6, 1995, in honor of U.S. Representative Dan Burton.

In addition, organization leaders are presently planning a support rally near the area of the Radisson Hotel and would be held concurrently with the fund raiser.

Support for Representative Dan Burton is very strong in South Florida as a result of his effort to introduce a bill which would strengthen the economic embargo against Cuba.  Approximately 450 people have been invited to the gala event.  In addition, at least 500 supporters are expected to attend the rally.

Additional details will be obtained from Unidad Cubana and Radisson Security and will be forwarded in an expeditious manner in the near future.

DATE: May 19, 1995
DETECTIVE: L. Rodriguez
TELEPHONE: [deleted]

The following information has been received by this office:

The Cuban exile umbrella organization known as Unidad Cubana (Cuban Unity) will be hosting a rally at Tropical Park at 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, May 20, 1995.

The event is being held in response to recent changes in immigration guidelines implemented by U.S. Attorney Janet Reno.  A total of 5,000 to 10,000 Cuban exiles are expected to be attendance; however, no known acts of civil disobedience have been planned by organization members.

The below listed travel routes (from designated locations) have been provided by organization leaders.  A total of 3 vehicle caravans will form at those locations at 2:00 p.m., on the day of the vent, prior to proceeding to Tropical Park.


1.  La Carreta Restaurant, 8650 S.W. 40th Street, Miami, Fla.
(East on 40th Street, to Tropical Park)

2.  Milander Park (Hialeah)
(from East 4th Avenue & 103 Street, to Lejeune Road,
South to S.W. 8th Street, West to S.W. 67th Avenue,
South to S.W. 40th Street, West to Tropical Park.)

3.  Orange Bowl (City of Miami)
(West on N.W. 7th Street, to 67th Avenue, South on 67th
Avenue, to 40th Street, West of Tropical Park.)

DATE: June 15, 1995
DETECTIVE: L. Rodriguez
TELEPHONE:  [deleted]

The following information has been received by this office:

The Cuban exile Umbrella Organization Unidad Cubana will be hosting a rally on Saturday, June 7, 1995, between 11:30 a.m., to 2:00 p.m., at the Inter-Continental Hotel located in the City of Miami.

This protest is being held as a show of solidarity against recent changes in immigration policies between the United States and Cuba.  The protesters expect to gain support of those Mayors that are presently attending the National Mayors of America Conference at the Inter-Continental Hotel.  A group of 300 to 500 demonstrators are expected at the site.

Additionally, on Sunday, June 18, 1995, Comite Rescate (Rescue Committee), an association of independent organizations will host a rally at City of Miami, City Hall in protest of Attorney General Janet Reno's visit to South Florida.  The amount of participants at the event is still undetermined.

Security measures have been implemented by City of Miami Special Investigations Section.

DATE: October 03,1996
TELEPHONE:  [deleted]

Unidad Cubana, an active anti-Castro Cuban organization will be hosting a political and commemorative event on Sunday, October 6, 1996, at A.D. Barnes, starting at 9:00 A.M. and ending at sunset.  A.D. Barnes Park is located at 3401 S.W.  72nd Avenue, Miami, Florida.

The purpose of this event is to commemorate Cuba's Independence Day to collect funds for the organization.  Commissioner Pedro Reboredo is scheduled to assist and cook a giant paella for the congeries.

Approximately 500 members are expected to attend.

Doral District has been notified of this event.

The Criminal Intelligence Section will disseminate any additional information expeditiously.

DATE: October 22, 1996
DETECTIVE: L. Rodriguez
TELEPHONE:  [deleted]

The following information has been provided by City of Miami Special Investigations Section:

Representatives from the Cuban exile Umbrella Organization known as UNIDAD CUBANA have revealed their intention to conduct a counter-demonstration at the Biltmore Hotel on this day between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  This event has been planned to counter prior plans by members of the liberal or pro-Castro organizations known as Antonio Maceo Brigade and the Latin American youth and is not directed against President Clinton.

As possibly the largest of all hard-line exile organizations, UNIDAD CUBANA has attracted large number of demonstrators to past rallies and protest.  Furthermore, the organization's de facto leader Armando Perez-Roura (General Director at A.M. 710 Radio Mambi Station) has been rated by Arbitron as the most popular of all Spanish radio personalities and is capable of drawing a large segment of Cuban exiles to this type of event.

In addition, as a result of ongoing hostilities between Cuban exile hard-line segments (directly attributed to a controversial decision by various groups to donate humanitarian aid to Cuba's victim by Hurricane Lili), it is feasible that hard-line factions may resort to violence amongst themselves or against members of pro-Castro groups during the course of this event.

The number of counter-demonstrators attending this event will largely depend on the amount of air play dedicated to the subject by 710 A.M. Radio Mambi.

The Special Events Bureau and U.S. Secret Service have been telephonically advised of this information.

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