Frente Nacional de Escambray SFNE
Second National Front
of the Escambray
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: S. F. N. E.
Title: Segundo Frente Nacional de Escambray
Second National Front of the Escambray
Political: A guerrilla type leftist, military
supporting to be anti-Castro; operating in Cuba with
leadership in U.
S., in exile. Formerly recognized as one of the main
fighting in opposition to Batista. Leader, Commander,
GUTIERREZ Menoyo, controversial figure, accused of being
has communist background; radically left with marked
tendency to cover
this through issuance of moderate phrases. Supports
the CRC, with
lip service hot part of it. Its received financial
Leading Personalities: In U. S. Eloy GUTIERREZ Menoyo,
Dr. Luis Duany, appointed Pres. Of proposed exile "The
Washington D. D. June 1962, which included
representatives of Manolo RAY Aureliano SANCHEZ Arango, and
Armando FLEITES Diaz, Sec Gen: Emilio CABALLERO Castillo;
IZQUIERDO Marquez; Eusebio OJEDA Diaz; Mercedes GUTIERREZ
RUIZ de Zarate; Domingo ORTEGA Acosta. In Cuba:
FERNANDEZ Artiles; Oneida SANTOS; Nazario SANJEN [SARGEN];
Evarardo SALAS, one of orig. founders.
Date and Place of Origin: Present SFNE in fall 1959,
Cuba. Original SFNE, 1957, Cuba.
Principal Activities to Date: Claim to have several
guerrillas fighting in Escambray. Engaged in sabotage;
cane fields, tobacco warehouses, government buildings;
supplies and medicines to guerrillas (most of the guerrillas
been eliminated by crackdown of Castro forces). Fall
Elio GUTIERREZ Menoyo raised some $10,000 through sale of
bonds in New
York and New Jersey for purchase of equipment. SFNE
exile attacked 30 July 1962 by former S. I. M. members,
along with 30
November Movement and MRRC offices. Representative
in counterrevolutionary meetings to form a proposed "The
Washington, July 1962.
III. CURRENT STATUS
Selling bonds to purchase arms in U. S. continues.
information connects SFNE with ALPHA 66 group; Elio
generally believed to be A-66 Military Coordinator; SFNE
participated in attacks by A-66; munitions used
belonged to SFNE
leader. Also reported: SFNE and A-66 have joined
forces but this
is being kept secret and only leaders aware of same.
SFNE disorganized and can do nothing. Claim to have
going in and out of Cuba weekly; taking foodstuffs (ration
munitions; supposedly cache it and bring information out to
trying to make up 20,000 rations, contained in small plastic
5" x 8"; claim to have made 4,000; objective not to store in
send to Cuba immediately.
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