Democratica Liberacion MDL
Movement for Liberation
Cuban Counter Revolutionary Handbook 10 October 1962 by
FBI HQ file
number 109-584-3387; NARA RIF Number
[NOTE: The copies were very hard to transcribe
poor photo reproduction. At points where the words were
(...) were inserted to indicate a missing word or words.
brackets are not contained in the original. FURTHER
consider the date,
10 Oct. 1962, when evaluating the organizations.]
PART II: SECONDARY
Common Title: MDL
Title: Movimiento Democratica Liberacion
Democratic Movement for Liberation
Probably controlled behind the scenes by Aureliano SANCHEZ
founder of AAA and FNDTA (q.v.). Subscribes to
principles of FUR
(one of the organizations controlled overtly by SANCHEZ
MDL Director (Raul MARTINEZ Araras) is member of FUR
Committee. Other leaders: Carlos BUSTILLO
(Washington, D. C.), Mario FERNANDEZ Lopez (Boston).
One of few
exile organizations proud of association with Castro's 26
Movement. Joined MRAC.
In a "Declaration of Florida" dated 11 August 1960, MDL
claims to have
been "born" on 26 July 1953 with Castro's attacks upon
Bayamo Barracks, and to have split with Fidel Castro in
never demonstrated any strength within Cuba. No real
III. CURRENT STATUS
Probably no more than a dozen members, but these scattered
Washington, D. C. Miami, New York, Boston, Puerto
Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Peru. MARTINEZ and BUSTILLO
Manolo RAY's September meeting in Puerto Rico, and a "unity"
Washington a few months earlier.
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