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1. ON3 ROLANDO ARCADIO iMASFERRER ROJAS

FORMER CUBAN SENATOR IN EXILE, SAID HE WAS IN MIAMIROUP

EN PREPARATORY TO INVADING HAITI IN'SUPPCRTENERAL LECrC CANTAVE. S7ERRE3 SAID HE HAS AN AGREEMENT WITH CANTAVE WHEREIN CANTAVE AND MASFERRER'S FORCES ARE TOAITIAN SEAPORT. ONCE THE SEAPORT IS TAKEN BY CANTAVE, MASFERRER AND Hi; MSN WILL DISEMBARK AND JOIN FORCES.

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SEtLS ACTION CROUP. DURING TEE KEETINC HASFERRER SAID HE HAD HAD AN UNDERSTANDING WITH GENERAL CANTAVE FOR MANY MONTHS, HAVING PROMISED TO JOIN CANTAVE WITH CUBAN FORCES. IN RETURN, I? CANTAVE HERS SUCCESSFUL, THE NEW HAITIAN GOVERNMENT WOULD GRANT MASFERRER THE USE OF HAITI FROM WHICH TO LAUNCH OPERATIONS AGAINST THE COMMUNIST REGIME OF FIDEL CASTRO RDZ.

3. MASFERRER SAID THAT THE HAITIAN REVOLUTIONARIES HADROMISE OF AID FROMMINICAN ARMED FORCESF PRESIDENT JUANAVINO. MASFERRER EXFLAINEI IIIA-AD ORIGINALLY PROMISED AID TO CANTAVE BUT LATER WITH-DRFW PTS OFF??,

HAD EXERTED PRESSURE AND FORCED HJA TO CANCEL HIS SUPPORT J CANTAVE

THENO GENERAL VICTOROMAN _AND GENERAL

QWgBAi OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, WHO GUARANTEED HTM POSITIVE

MTTiTylT AID IF CANTAVE WERE SUCCESSFUL INEVOLUTION ON HAITIAN SOIL.

A. MASFERRER TOLD RODRIGUEZ AND ALVAREZ HE HAD TWO IMMEDIATE PROBLEMS. FIRST, HE NEEDS FUSESOUND BOMBS. HE TRIED USING THE FUSESMM MORTAR SHELLS BUT THEY DTD NOT FIT. SECONDLY, MASFERRER SAID HE MUST ARRANGE FOR THE

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RMED WITH CARAND RIFLES, FROM MIAMIHIP ON THE HIGH SEAS. HE SAID THE MEN WERE TO ARRIVEIXED LOCATION TO MEET THE SHIP ONCCOST, IF POSSIBLE. MASFERRER0 TO PAY FOR THE TRANSPORTATION AND ASKED THE HELP OF ALVAREZ. ALVAREZ EXPLAINED THE PROBLEMS OF GETTING THROUGH TEE UNITED STATES NAVAL BLOCKADE OF MIAMI WATERS, BUT SAID THAT HE WOULD DO WHAT RE COULD. HE ASKED MASFERRER TO CALL HIM DURING THE NIGHT OFUGUST.

SAID THAT AFTER HE ARRIVES IN HAITI HERETURN TO THE UNITED STATES. HE INTENDS TO REMAINAND DEVOTE HIMSELF TO THE ANTI-CASTRO STRUGGLE.

DISCLAIMED ANY CONNECTION WITHSECRETARY GENERALHE MOVIMTENTO DE RECUPERATION

REVfclUCICNARIA (MRR, MOVEMENT FOR REVOLUTIONARY RECOVERY). he

CONSIDERS ARTIME NOTHING MORE THAN AN EMPLOYEE OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

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ASFERRER SAID THAT HE5 PLANE INUT IT CANNOT LEAVE TO BOMB HAITIAN TARGETS UNTIL HE IS ABLE TO GET THE NEEDED BOMB FUSES.

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