PLANS OF ROLANDO ARCADIO MASFERRER ROJAS TO ASSIST GENERAL LEON CANTAVE IN HAIT

Created: 8/16/1963

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politics. this information has obtained fron luis ortetu sierra whoith his friend rahiro zacarias de la fe perez.

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rojas telephoned ramjjjo^zacarias de la pe perez and asked to see

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KA5FERRER TOLD DE LA FE HUT HEACT OF WJTOAL ASSISTANCE WITH hajtiam GENERALjCEWI CANTAVE in NEW YORK on an tTNDISCWSED DATE. KASFOTER said CANTAVEan OP GREAT MERIT AND LIKENED HUT to THE cuban LIBERATOR ANTONIO MACED. KASPr3RER ASSURED de LA fe THAT if CANTAVE JTERE VICTORIOUS AND ASSUMED POWER in HAITI, THE CUBAN EXILES WOULD HAVE at THEIRASEILES FROM ORIENTS PROVINCE in CUBA.

MASFERRER SAID THAT if THEY were ABLE toase ON HAITI, THEY would be able TO DESTROY DOMINICAN PRESIDENT JUANAVINO WITHOUT MUCH DIFFICULTY. in THIS PLAN TREY WOULD BE AIDED BY THE TRUJILUSTAS, ESPECIALLY TIE SONS OF TRUJILLO, WHO WERE' DISPOSED TO PROVIDING HONEY FOR SUCH Al ENDEAVOR. A JIAS ALSO LYVOLYED in THE PLAN.

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THEAS WEAKENING BOSCH'S GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE PRESS AND RADIO. MASFERRER THEN CONFIDED THAT THE kan WAS RAFAELOMINICAN NEWSPAPtSXAN WBO USED TO WRITE for XJEWpo in CUBA, WHICH MASFERRER OWNED9 WHip IT WAS BURNED DOWN by THE PEOPLE AT THE TIME OF BATISTA'S PALL. ACCOSDING to MASFERRER, BONILLA IS INTELLIGENT AND HAS HIS FULL CONFIDENCE.

SAID THAT THERE WERE CONSPIRATORS WITHINAND CONSERVATIVE CLASSES WHO WOULD JOIN HIM, ANDHAITI and THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC in THEIR POSSESSION,TOPPLE CASTRO. ONLY) UNDER his TYPE of PLAN WOULDPRESIDENT PTXCENCle BATISTA AND the CUBAN MILLION-

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AIRES ASSIST THEN. ALSO, THEY WOULD THEN BE IN ADEAL WITH TBE LOOTED STATES. IP THEY CO OLD NOTAIMS. THEY WOULD BE LOST BECAUSE THEUDED IN ANY PLAN DIRECTED BY THE UNITED

MASFERRER ASXEDFE TO JOIN HIM AND TO TRY TO RECRUIT AS MANYRIGADE AS HE COULD. HE ALSO ASKED DE LA FE TO ASSIST HIM IN OBTAINING ARMS AND MONEY ENOUGH TO RENT TWOWHICH WERE SEEDED TO TRANSPORT TO HAITI THE HEN HE BAD IN MIAMI. THE PLANES WOULD COSTf EACH. MASFERRER SAID RE ALREADY HAD ONE PLANE. BUT IT HAS NOT ENOUGH SINCE HE BAD SO MANY MEN READY TO LEAVE.

MASFERRER EXPLAINED THAT HEREAT MORAL OBLIGATION TOWARD HIS MEN, SINCE THEY BAD LEFT THEIR JOBS IN NEW JERSEY,K AND OTHER PLACES. AND WERE DISTRIBUTED AROUND MIAMI,

HE SENATE HOTEL WHICH IS OWNED BY IRENALDO GAjtcIA^THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS PARTICULAR GROUPERTAIN TARAFA (FNU) *SG SERVESINK BETWEEN MASFERRER AND GARCIA./

OP THE MEETING PLACES USED BY MASFERRER'SR BAR CALLED *LAN SW 8THH AVENUES IN MIAMI, WHICH IS OWNED BY CARLOS,

WHO WORKS WITH MASFERRER.

SAID HIS MEN BELIEVE THEY WILL BE GOINGCAMPS IN NICARAGUA, BUT THIS ISRETEXT TOAMERICAN AUTHORITIES. MASFERRER SPOKE ILL OF THE PLANS

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WHICH THEOVERNMENT BAD WITH THE EXILE LEADERS, CONCERNING NICARAGUA AND THE CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES.

9. ACCORDING TO MASFERRER, THE FIRST OBJECTIVE IS TO LAND ON THE ISLE OP PINES AND FREE THE THOUSANDS OP PRISONERS THERE. MASFECRER FEELS THAT BECAUSE THESE PRISONERS AREAVE BEEN TRAINED IN MILITARY TACTICS THEY WILL HUB FIERCE COMBATANTS. (SOURCE COMMENT: DE LA FE THINKS THAT MASFERRES WAS TRYING TO IMPRESS HLM WHEN HE DISCUSSED THE ISLE OF PINES BECAUSE HE KNDT THAT DC LA PE'S BROTHER, ERNESTO,RISONER THERE.)

LA FE BELIEVES TBAT MASFERRER THINS HE HASAND MEN AT HIS DISPOSAL AND THAT HASFERRER TIJGCCHT HE "CAPTURE* DE LA FE EASILY. DE LA FE BELIEVES MASFERRER

OST DANGEROUS MAN, WITHOUT ANYND TBAT EI IS

GOING TO SEND THESE MEN TO THEIR DEATH. DE LA FE DID NOT ACCEPT MASFERRER'S OFFER.

COMMENT: AIRLY RELIABLE REPORTER OFMATTERSITH MASFERRER EARLY IN THE WEEK OPAND SAID THAT MASFERRER TOLD HIM HE WAS IN MIAMIEMBARKING FOR HAITI TO JOIN FORCES WITH GENERALUS AUTHORITIES BAD BARRED MASFERRER FROM THEBE IMPLIED IN HIS CONVERSATIONS THAT DE THEN BADWOULD HAVE IT, TO BE IN MIAMI. ACCORDING TO MASFERRER,WERE WELL ARMED AND WELL DISPOSED TOUERRILLATHE HAITIAN MOUNTAINS. HE SAID THAT CANTAVE'S INVASION

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AILURE, BCT IT MAS BIS UNDERSTANDING TBAT CANTAVE BAD SINCE HANDLED HIS GROUP QUITE WELLILITARY POLNT OF VIEW AND HASOOD MILITARY AND GEOGRAPHIC POSITION. MASFERRER SAID HIS HELP MIGHT BE DECISIVE IN OVERTHROWING THE REGIME OF FRANCOIS DUVAUER. IF SO, THE CUBAN EXILES WOULD BE ABLE TO USE HAITIASE OF OPERATIONS AGAINST CUBA. MASFERRER SAID HE FIRST HOUSED HIS MENOTEL LN MIAMI AND TIEN TRANSFERRED THEMMALL FARM IN THE MADU AREA. HE SAID HE RECEIVED THE MONEY FOR THB FJO^EDrrTON FROM SOURCES IN THE UNITED STATES, THAT HE ALREADYHIP AND EXPECTS TO LEAVE FOR HAITI AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.)

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