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Frente Obrero Revolucionario  Democratico Cubano FORDC
Labor Revolutionary Democratic Front of Cuba

[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:  F. O. R. D. C.

Title:  Frente Obrero Revolucionario  Democratico Cubano
           Labor Revolutionary Democratic Front of Cuba

Political:  Composed of anti-Communist labor leaders and workers of Cuban labor unions.  19 August 1962 the electrical workers in exile  (f. s. p. e. g. a.) joined FORDC.  Member of CRC, from which it receives financial aid for programs, its underground and admin expenses for operation of its offices.  Representatives from RESCATE, AAA-I, MDC, MRR, 20 May, 30 Nov., and Montecristi Movements were attracted by FORDC.  Organization not in agreement with CTCE.

Leading Personalities:  In U. S. Pascasie LINERAS Lopez, Sec. Gen.; Jose Antonio HERNANDEZ, Secty; Cesar LANCIS, Manuel FERNANDEZ; Raul SUAREZ; Luis PENELAS; Alberto M. GOMEZ Quesada; Angel COFINO; Mario FONTELA; Rogelio ROIG; Antonio Collada; Rafael LEAL Espinosa; and Mario MASSIP Maciques.


Date and Place of Origin:  Late 1960, U. S.

Principal Activities to Date:  Primary activity has been propaganda through delegations and representations; declarations and announcements; press publicity; radio, demonstrations and picketing in support of political issues and labor developments which appear to involve communism.  Two leaders infiltrated to Cuba March 1961; forced to seek asylum and returned to U. S. in relatively short period. 


Attempting:  To get out of exile politics; and regularizing its reporting on concerted propaganda and harassment programs against the Cuban Government.  Plan to initiate mailing lists to Cuban workers in form of keeping hopes alive and channeling them advice for use of propaganda.  Step up radio time.  Two goals for future: 1) stiffen resistance of Cuban laborers to Communist takeover and 2) pre-condition Latin American laborers to respond favorably to measures taken to effect freedom of Cuba. Correspondence with underground through diplomatic pouch and regular post.   Underground considered to be very weak.

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