1. PREPARATIONS OF HAITIANS IN CUBA FOR INFILTRATING HAITI2. ESTIMATE OF COMM

Created: 8/22/1967

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SUBJECT 1. PREPARATIONS OF HAITIANS IN CUBA FOR INFILTRATING HAITI ESTIMATE OF COMMUNIST STRENGTH IN HAITI TO

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INSURGENCY

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COMMUNISTS, AS WELL AS THE CUBANS WITH WHOM THEY ARE IN CONTACT, HAVE CONCLUDED THAT THE COMMUNIST FORCES SHOULD INFILTRATE INTO HAITI IMMEDIATELY IN ORDER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE PRESENT CONDITIONS EXISTING THERE, IRST TEAM OFEMBERS OF THE PARTY OF POPULAR ACCORD (PEP) ALREADY HAD ARRIVED IN HAITIECOND TEAM WAS PREPARING TO LEAVE

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CUBA FOR HAITI WITHIN FOUR TO SIX MONTHS. TRAINING WAS TAKING PLACE IN THREE CAMPS LOCATED IN CUBA AND WAS BEING CONDUCTED IN THREE STAGES, THE MOST SIGNIFICANT OF WHICH WAS THE SECONDUERRILLA TRAINING.)

-HBTIIE SECOND GROUP OF HAITIANS NOW IN TRAINING IN CUBA IN PREPARATION FOR INFILTRATING INTO HAITI

ILL JOIN THE FIRST CONTINGENT WHICH ALREADY HAS ARRIVED IN HAITI AND ONCE THERE, THEY WILL RECRUIT AND TRAIN OTHER GROUPS. THESE PROBABLY ARE THE ONLY HAITIANS NOW IN TRAINING IN CUBA. OF THE OTHER HAITIANS WHO HAVE BEEN LIVING IN CUBA, NONE ARE SUITABLE FOR TRAINING, AND THE MORE RECENT ARRIVALS HAVE EITHER LEFT CUBA, HAVE BEEN EXPELLE; OR ARE CONSIDERED POLITICALLY UNRELIABLE. CANDIDATES FOR TRAININl ARE DRAWN ONLY FROM UNIVERSITY CIRCLES IN EUROPE AND CANADA.

3. ONLY HAITIANS ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE INSURGENCY PLAN BECAUSE FEW FRENCH SPEAKERS ARE AVAILABLE. LATINS WOULD BE

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UNACCEPTABLE BECAUSE THEY WOULD BE MISTAKEN FOR MULATTOS BY THE PEASANTS,WHOSE ASSISTANCE IS ESSENTIAL; SINCE THE PEASANTS ARE TOO IGNORANT TO DISTINGUISH LATINS FROM HAITIANS AND BELIEVE ALL HAITIAN MULATTOS HAVE CONNECTIONS WITH THE HATED DUVALIER REGIME, THEY CERTAINLY WOULD NOT BE WILLING TO COOPERATE.

4. IT IS ESTIMATED THATERCENT OF THE COMMUNISTS IN HAITI WILL SUPPORT THE INSURGENCY PLAN, BUTEW WILL JOIN THE ARMED STRUGGLE, MOSTLY THE VERY YOUNG. NO DATE HAS BEEN SET TO BEGIN ARMED STRUGGLE; IT DEPENDS ON THE SUCCESS OF THE FIRST CONTINGENT IN RECRUITING SUPPORTERS WHO ARE WILLING TO GO TO THE MOUNTAINS. ALL OF THE SECOND CONTINGENT ARE PLANNING TO INFILTRATE INTO HAITI WITH FALSE DOCUMENTS PROVIDED BY THE USSR, BUT NO

LANDINGS ARE ENVISAGED.

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