APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL CUNHA MELLO TO COMMAND FIRST ARMY TASK FORCE TO BE USED

Created: 4/1/1964

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APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL CUNHA MELLO TO COMMAND FIRST ARMY TASK FORCE TO BE USED AGAINST REBELS IN MINAS GERAIS PALACE AND DATE ACQ: SOURCE AND APPRAISAL I

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1. AS0 HOURS4 GEN. LUIS TAVARES DE CUNHA

MELLO HAD BEEN ASSIGNED THE MISSION OF ASSUMING CHARGE OF THE FIRST

ARMY TROOPS DESIGNATEDASK FORCE ASAINST ARMY TROOPS LOCATED

IN MINAS GERAIS. LT. COL. DONATO FERREIRAEMBER OF THE

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NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL, HAD BEEN SELECTED BY GEN CUNHA HELLO AS HIS CHIEF OF STAFF.

DISCUSSING THE NEW ASSIGNMENT WITH GEN CUNHA HELLO,KARDECRAZILIAN COMMUNIST PARTY CPCB) MEMBER ANDON ACTIVE DUTY AT THE MINISTRY OF WAR, SUGGESTED THATINACIO BATISTA CARDOSO "PRESENTLY ASSIGNED TO THE DP"

| COMMENT: THIS UNIT MAY BE THE PARACHUTE DIVISION WHICH HAKES UP PART OF THE FIRST ARMY.) BE ASSIGNED TO ASSIST CUNHA HELLO. KARDEC SAID, HOWEVER, "THE SIUTUATION AT THE DP IS CRITICAL AND HE CCOL. CARDOSO) HAY HAVE BEEN ARRESTED."

CUNHA HELLO THEN ASKED LT. COL. KARDEC TO RECOMMEND

A SERGEANT OF CONFIDENCE WHO "CAN ACCOMPANY MEARDEC RECOMMENDED SERGEANT AMAOEU, WITH WHOM KARDEC SAID HE WOULD SPEAK AT ONCE.

| COMMENT: GEN. CUNHA HELLO. COL. CARDOSO ANDARE ALL CLOSE COLLABORATORS OF KARDEC.)

DISSEM: STATE ARMY NAVY AIR FBI CINCSO CINCLANT.

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