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Unidad Revolucionaria
Revolucionary Unity

[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.]

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A.    Common Title or Abbreviation:  U. R., Unidad
B.    Title:  Unidad Revolucionaria
                 Revolucionary Unity
C.    Affiliation with Other Groups:  J. N. R.; plan to join CRC; UR is composed of about 20 groups, noted by title elsewhere in Handbook.
D.    Political Alignment and Basic Principles:  No political affiliation; Catholic influence exemplified by use of early Christian fish symbol; motivation defined by words "Accion" "Anticomunista," "Liberacion" in names of member groups; Castro to be overthrown, Cuba returned to democracy in the Inter-American system based on 1940 Constitution; elections no later than 18 months after Castro out; seized property to be returned to former owners; Cuba to return to free enterprise system.
E.    Leading Personalities:  In U. S.:  Jose F. RODRIGUEZ, Espada, Sec Gen; Fernando F. CAVADA Paris; Salvdor O. GARCIA Oller; Juan F. CASTELLVI Padro; Jose E. de la TORRIENTE, dissident faction; Alberto FERNANDEZ Hechevarria; Andres J. ZAYAS Bazan; Miguel LOPEZ; Boris Miyares.  In Cuba: Jose RODRIGUEZ (PEPE), arrested Sept. 1962; Manuel VIFRA Rodriguez, (MARIO); Bernardo ALVAREZ (ROBERTO) , arrested Sept. 1962; Robert M. Geddes. UK national in prison; Rafael DIAZ HANSCOMB, FORMER Natl. Coord., executed: Maj. Humberto SORI Marin, former Mil. Coord., executed.

A.    Date and Place of Origin:  Founded in Cuba in December 1960 when some 25 CR groups signed a unification charter as the U.R.
B.    Principal Activities to Date:  Attempted to unify major CR groups; active in resistance before and after Playa Giron; internal organization alleged to include Cuban Navy/merchant marine; have worked with U. S. Navy; in June 1962 helped organize JNR; August 1962 involved in "uprising" with FAL, MRP, SFNE and MRTN, which aborted after arrests by GOC security forces prior to "uprising".

A.  Estimated Membership:  Cuba 200 U. S. 200    ELSEWHERE   Unknown
B.  Current Activities:  Continue attempts to aid resistance; assessing damage to UR by arrests (II.B) in Aug/Sept; reorganizing exile element, with plan to enter CRC; internal assets manage some low key sabotage and propaganda activity; potential of naval group undetermined.
C.  Support Facilities:  Internal/external communications by courier, diplomatic pouch, radio, open code telegram; contact with Guantanamo with limited support; said to have voice transmitter (low power, operates 1200 kcs); claim to have pre-arranged maritime reception points; naval group reported to have assets on naval/merchant ships, at bases/harbors, and to have naval vessel defection plan

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