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Junta Revolucionaria Cubana JURE
Cuban Revolutionary 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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Common Title:  JURE or JRC

Title:  Junta Revolucionaria Cubana
           Cuban Revolutionary Unity

Political:  Created in Puerto Rico by Manolo RAY Rivero around nucleus of former 26 July Movement leaders.  Leftists group.  Advocate socialist government.  RAY calls it "democratic left."  Maintain Cuba be liberated by Cubans.  Oppose U. S. intervention but want U. S. material and monetary support.  Propose equal opportunity for education, work, housing, social welfare, and avoidance of concentration of national wealth in hands of few.  Support agrarian reform.

Leading Personalities:  In Exile:  Manolo RAY, Rogelio CISNEROS, Felipe Pazos, Raul CHIBAS, Ramon BARQUIN, Justo CARRILLO, Ernesto BETANCOURT, Eleno MEDEROS, Agustin CASTELLANOS, Carlos HEVIA de los Reyes Gavilan, Osorio DAVILA Santana and Raul MARTINEZ Arara.


RAY  has been working on unity since pulled faction out MRP in mid 1961.  Held interviews with refugee leaders Miami in effort have them dissolve their respective movements and integrate into JURE.  Concentrated on groups that splintered from 26 July Movement such as MRP, UR, MRRC, MRTN, MAPA, and SFNE.  Relatively unsuccessful.  Majority nor mentioned groups denounced RAY's activities.  16 Sept. meeting in Puerto Rico officially creating JURE attended by over 100 exiles, but mostly relatively unknowns.  Members of some larger anti-CASTRO groups participated as individuals.


Ray's failure get desired support of Cuban exile community set back his plan to represent himself as Cuban exile leader.  Failure due in part to fact he and his associates considered by many to still represent "fidelismo sin Fidel" and also due to opposition to his non U. S. intervention policy RAY continuing to work for larger representation.  Currently negotiating with former Rebel Army military group and labor union factions.  Some JURE leaders feel they should conduct an ALPHA-66 raid in near future in order to boost.  JURE prestige.  Only apparent achievement so far is creation of further confusion and disunity within Cuban exile community. 

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