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Union Nacional Democratica "Movimiento 20 de Mayo" UND
Democratic National Union "May 20"

[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:  U. N. D. "20 May"; 20th of May; U. N. D.

Title:  Union Nacional Democratica "Movimiento 20 de Mayo"
            Democratic National Union "May 20"

Civic organization formed by businessmen, professionals, technicians, workers, farmers and other sections of the population.  Basic objective: reestablishment in Cuba of a democratic representative form of government outlined in 1940 constitution; regulate and stabilize the political order; and rebuild the economy of the country.  Ideologically to the right of center; inclined toward paramilitary operations rather than politics.  Member of CRC, UR, ULN, and MRAC.

Leading Personalities:  In U. S.: Dr. Andres VARGAS Gomez, Sec Gen; Dr. Osvaldo M. SOTO y POLO, V. Sec Gen; Jose E. de la TORRIENTE; Rafael REYES Kiques; Benito CARBALLO; Gabriel AVAY; Luis PENELAS; Florentino BLANCO; Dr. Roberto SUERO; Enrique LINDER; Gonzalo JORRIN; Fausto SUAREZ; Dr. Eneas Antonio FREYRE; Pedro ROYG [ROIG]; Dr. Santiago CUBAS Sanchez;   In Cuba:  Enrique DIAZ, Gen Coord.; Leonel AVAY; Miguel VASQUEZ; Archibiodes RODRIGUEZ.


Date and Place of Origin:  July 1960 in Cuba by Osvaldo SOTO; Sept. 1960 in U. S. by Dr. Andres VARGAS Gomez.

Claim sabotage and other counterrevolutionary activities; in Cuba published clandestine monthly newspaper AMANECER in Cuba, last edition May 1962.  In U. S. engaged primarily in propaganda and efforts secure materials and Financial aid for the underground in Cuba.  Joined March 1962 hunger strike at Bayfront Park in Miami; speakers severely MYRO for "do nothing" policy.  SOTO, UND representative to CRC, was expelled and seventeen followers resigned, UND still in CRC but has no representative.


Claim be engaged in preparation for an uprising in Cuba, in attempted assassination and anti-Castro propaganda.  Supposedly have capability for infil/exfil operations.  Communications between Cuba and U. S. are bad to communicate by mail and use of continues. Claim shortage radio capability 300 members in U. S.

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