CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM
RELEASE AS SANITIZED
K TOl J. J.
for Establishment of Relations hip Between
Pancho and President Peres Jimlnex
a* "if* ytrar arrlTal Tegucigalpa, at tne opportune moment you will indicate to Pancho that the group is experiencing financial difficulties in mooting his commitments to the Junta. Ton will make it perfectly clear that the group will be able to see Pancho through his operations, but nevertheless if it is possible to obtain additional financial support from other sources suoh as previously offered by the President of Venezuela, such offer should be roconsidored. In addition to the matter of possible additional financial support for this undertaking, you might indicate also the desirability of having several additional aircraft available, If only on emergency basie, to assist in tho operation,
n. 2* JJ"responds, you will then proceed to explain that inthe excellent support being rendered byis believed
that he would be willing to base any Venoauelan alrcrart tunmarked)tandby basis, Tho type of aircraft (preferably
no less than wo fighter aircraft) should bo flown from Venezuela after having boon sterilised with the crews properly oriented and briefed to use the cover story of Venezuelan mercenaries. The only understanding which* is that any Venezuelan personnel supporting the Junta should be clearly instructed to accept the direction and command of Pancho. This point ahould be greatly stressed as without such firm agreement the group envisions the possibility of very serious difficultiea ensuing from uncoordinated action.
. * ^cate to Pancho that the group Is very cognisant of hie vital role in Tegucigalpa and tho importance of hie remaining there to handle the numerous complex daily problems. Further the group having regard for hie personal safety will urge that he not unduly exposo himself by international travel. Therefore, it is the opinion of the group that although the Venezuelan aid subject is of considerable importance, nevertheless if it is at all possible, Pancho should endeavor touitable emissary to conduct these negotiations.
Ii. In conducting this discussion, endeavor to keep your decisions
w pr?Tid? omment and/or guide you further before final plans are concluded.
- Pago 2
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