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Directorio Magisterial Revolucionario DMR
Revolutionary Teachers Directorate

[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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Common Title:  DMR

Title:   Directorio Magisterial Revolucionario
            Revolutionary Teachers Directorate

Exile anti-Castro/Communist professional teachers organization engaged primarily in production and distribution of propaganda.  Works closely with CRC as an advisory group but is not a full member of CRC.

Leading Personalities:  Dr. Oscar de la VEGA Torres; Dr. Francisco MARTINEZ Aguilera; Dr. Helio PORTES Portuondo; Prof. Walterio Tomas KOTWICK; Dr. Eugenio EGANA Fernandez; Prof. Delsy HERNANDEZ Batista; Dr. Gerardo RODRIGUEZ Miranda; Prof. Marta GAVITO Cata; Dr. Pedro PENARANDA Diaz; Dr. Isabel BEQUER; Prof. Manuel DIAZ Bejerano; Dr. Inez SEGURA Bustamante; Prof. Victoria TESTAR Valdes; Prof. Anna L. PUPO Urgeles; Dr. Andres BLANCO Ferreiro; Dr. Mercedes CAMEJO Sanchez; Dr. Arturo ZALDIVAR Ricardo; Dr. Rolando ALUM Garcia; Dr. Ada BARRERA Diaz; Dr. Elena BENITEZ Suarez; Francisco ENRIQUE; Prof. Jose PARAPAR Bello; Dr. Julia MARTIN de Maiz; Dr. Maria H. Quian; Prof. Yamile QUINTANA; Prof. Gisela de la TORRE  Gonzalez.


Date and Place of Origin:  In Cuba shortly after Castro's accession to power.  Exile group established in Miami in November 1960 as a member of the FRD.  Later became independent organization.

Activities:  Primarily preparation and distribution of anti-Castro/Communist propaganda aimed at Latin America and Cuba.  Has developed a well organized and effective distribution mechanism, whose printed prop material is circulating in quantity throughout Latin America.  Concerned primarily with problems in the educational field; warns Latin American countries of the communist threat; attempts to develop resistance inside Cuba to Communist indoctrination and propaganda; and seeks solutions to the problems which will arise in a free Cuba.  Buys radio time; sponsors tours of selected members to Latin American countries; corresponds with teachers and special interest groups throughout Latin America; participates in international teachers' conferences; prepares taped radio prop programs beamed at Cuba.


Governed by an Executive Committee of 26 persons, 20 of whom are salaried.  Claims membership of over 2000, with some 1650 in the Miami area; 160 in other parts of the U. S.; and approximately 480 members or associates in Latin American countries.  DMR is a U. S. sponsored and financed organization.  No capacity for nor any connection with any military plan for action against Cuba.

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