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Transmittal of
Cuban Counter-Revolutionary Handbook
to FBI from CIA

[REF: Cuban Counter Revolutionary Handbook 10 October 1962 by the CIA.
FBI HQ  file number  109-584-3387; NARA RIF Number  124-10279-10032]

[NOTE: The copies  were very hard to transcribe because of  poor photo reproduction. At points where the words were unreadable, three dots (...) were inserted to indicate a missing word or words. Words in brackets are not contained in the original.  FURTHER NOTE: Please consider the date, 10 Oct. 1962, when evaluating the organizations.]

Supplemental papers for Group Handbook..


RECORD NUMBER:  124-10279-10032


SAC, Miami

Director, FBI  109-534
Anti-Fidel Castro Activities

Attached for each recipient is a copy of CIA letter dated 11/20/63 captioned Transmittal of Cuban Counter-Revolutionary handbook with enclosure.  This publication is…for your guidance and assistance in your investigation and identification of the numerous anti-Castro organizations.

Enclosures – 2
1-    New York (Enclosures – 2)
1 -… (Enclosures -3)
1 – San Juan (Enclosures – 3)
1 - …(Enclosures -2)
1 -…(Cuban Rebel Activities in Cuba)

Page 1

Mr. J. Walter Yeagley
Assistant Attorney General


Relet was intended as confirmation of  earlier conversation between AAG Yeagley and Mr. Sizoo, in which it was indicated that our policy of handling investigations of anti-Castro groups involved in raids against  Cuba, as stated above, was to be continued and not modified as result of Departmental decision in Alpha  66 case.  In this case Department advises as to conduct no investigation.  Relet, however, while specifically confirming conversation requests we investigate in all cases where possible violation of neutrality laws exists after it has been determined Government has no interest.  In order that there be no misunderstanding, and that the record be clear, matter was rechecked by Mr. Sizoo on 12/1/63. Yeagley advised at that time that policy originally outlined was one intended and he agreed that this letter would serve to clarify the record.  It is desirable for bureau to be in position of having …determination as to which anti-Castro group involved in conducting raids against Cuba should be investigated.

Classified "Secret"since unauthorized disclosure could result in serious damage to national defense interests.
[Possibly an Army Intelligence report]
Country: Cuba
Report No. [excised]
Subject: Interview with POW (former Bay of Pigs Prisoner)
Date of Info. 23-24 Dec. 62
Place & Date Acq. Havana/ 23-24- Dec. 62
No. Pages 3
[Handwritten name: Julio Canizares]

Source:  Former Bay of Pigs prisoner [excised], age 27

Source belongs to Brigade 2506, Bay of Pigs invasion prisoner liberated14 April 1962.  He was wounded during the invasion.  His brother was killed in action during the invasion.  Inquiring about  source from…of the Brigade, c/s learned that source joined Fidel Castro six months after Castro arrived in the mountains, that he fought with the Castro group and was promised rank and position, which he refused after he…the regime was Communistic. Source signed his statement…repeat his statements, or testify if necessary in…accused.  He is cooperative and intelligent.

(This report was developed by an Army representative assigned… of preparation.)

I.    General
a.    Brigade 2506 was originally organized by members of different groups of Cubans in exile, who joined under the initial control of the Consejo Revolucionario Democratico (FRD) Democratic Revolutionary Council, whose coordinator was Antonio de Varona.  Among the approximately 1500 men who composed the brigade when it was being organized were…presented all the different Cuban social categories, which has joined with the purpose and necessary determination to overthrow the Communist  regime established in Cuba by Fidel Castro. I have never had…for political position, and I can say that the majority of the brigade members who had joined under the banner of Brigade 2506 felt… While we were together, preparing ourselves militarily, differences of opinion started to arise among some of our superiors who started to show that they had aspirations toward positions of political … in the future government of Cuba when the regime was over…

MEMORANDUM FOR:  The Honorable J. Edgar Hoover
                                          Director, Federal Bureau of Investigations

SUBJECT:  Transmittal of Cuban Counter-Revolutionary Handbook

The attached survey of anti-Castro organizations, which were compiled by the CIA field station engaged in Cuban operations is forwarded for your information.  The contents of the handbook reflect information available prior to 10 October 1962.  It should be understood that this effort is subject to the mercurial character of the Cuban exile community and should not be regarded as a definitive encyclopedia.

Richard Helms
Deputy Director (Plans)

Attachment:  As stated h/w

[Reviewed by HSCA at FBIHQ 12/16/77 & 3/14/78]

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