HAITIAN REBEL ACTIVITIES

Created: 9/3/1964

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7. (SOURCE COMMENT: LIMITATION OF REBEL ACTZVITI TO THE MOUNTAINS COULD PRODUCE DANGEROUS SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES AFTER DUVAL IER IS OVERTHROWN. PEASANTS IN THESE AREAS ARE PROVING RESPONSIVE TO REBELS AS THE MOST IMMEDIATE RECOURSE FOR STRIkING BACK ATR FOR HIS WELL-KNOWN AND CONTINUING SLAUGHTER AND TERROR TACTICS. THE PEASA'.rS ARE ALSO BECOMING SOCIALLY AWARE OF POSSIBILITIES FCrt IMPROVING THEIR LOT BUT ARE AWAKENING TO THESE POSSIBILITIES THROUGH BROADCASTS FROM RADIO HABANA, WHICH ARE MAINLY. COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA. THESE BROADCASTS, WHICH HAVE BEEN TARGETTED AT HAITI OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS, ARE THE ONLY "OUTSIDE VOICE" BEING RECEIVEOARGE SECTOR OF THE RURAL PEASANT POPULATION. CHE BROADCASTS, COMBINEDONTINUING CLIMATE OF INSURRECTION AND REPRISALSF TIME,COULD CREATE FERTILE GROUND FOR HAITIAN COMMUNISTS COULD DEVELOP BEYOND THE CONTROL OF THE DEMOCRATIC REBELS IN APOST-DUVALIER REGIME. FOR THIS REASON, THE BEST INTERESTSEMOCRATIC HAITI WOULD BE SERVEDHORTIGHT BEFORE THE PEASANTS ARE OVERLY AROUSED. THE REBELS NOW ENGAGED IN THE FIGHT AGAINSTR OFFER THB11MI JWMiMS

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