INDICATIONS BY FERNANDO MELO, CUBAN EXILE IN COSTA RICA, THAT NEGOTIATIONS BETW

Created: 3/15/1968

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exile .in Costa Rica, wasn intermediary in negotiations between Ludwlg Starkeosta Rlcan right-wing extremist, andCuban exile Id the United States who was involved in plott against the government of President Francois Duvslierfte aegotiatioss dsaltlan whereby Starks would prtaging area for an invasion of Haiti by Haitian an Cuban exiles undereadership. Id returnif successful, would subsequentlytarke against the Costa Ricao Government. Helo waa repor to berip to Sew York on8ith Hasferrer and tbe letter's representative in tbe tiona, Father Diego Madrigal Alvarez.)

Vnen Melo returned to Sao Josearch after visiting New York City and Miaal, Florida, he waa detained and searched by security officials at tbe airport. Among Helo's possessions tbe security officialsetter, signed by Helo. addressed to Father Diego Madrigal, New To The letter was It was typewritten 'letterhead stationery ofPlntO Jnpresos. I

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quoted Helo aa saying that Starke had obtained

Madrigal: It toon went on to state that "Rogeliond now "the Haitian can comp .when he wishes.

aitian who would be the first of tho Masierrcr group to arrive in Helo thonthat beoauee nothing had been hearff Xros Madrigal since tbi latter's visit to Costa Rica "the friends here" had begun i

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believe that "everything hasipe dream of mine;we neither are going to do anything nor havef Complained that Madrigal's silence appeared to have 'lei

complained that Madrigal's silence appearsd

0 ADDof*ction and ot rapid resolutitcgos not like to be made to waste hiaelo wan SiTKadrigal that if the Hasferrer group had noteeJ elon to move ahead with the plan, It would be better for tl Haitian not to Oome to Costa Rica. Helo also warnedhere were no Cubans participating inroject, Helo, would not support it, mince he was Interested only l! the Cubans' problems and not those of tbe Haitians.ormed Madrigal that he expected to arrive In He* York onFebruary; be suggested that they discuss the subject In de* as that time.

arch Helo again left San Jose for Miami. H< told the Costa Rioan security officials that he would be at from Costa Rica" iV>.

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