1. MILITARY CONSTRUCTION IN THE PORT OF MARIEL 2. DISCHARGE OF CARGO FROM SOVIE

Created: 8/31/1962

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1- MILITARY CONSTRUCTION IK THEdistil UGUSTMARIEL

ISCHARGE OF CARGO ;FKJMAT MARIEL

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SINCE MID-AUGUST NO UNAUTHORIZED CUBAN PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO ENTER THE DOCKS AT MARIEL, PI NAB DEL RIO. WELVE-FOOT CONCRETE WALL WAS CONSTRUCTED AROUND THE PORT IN LESS THANOURS.

OINT NEAR THE EDGE OF THEHERE *JTHE STATUE CF ANTONIO MACEO STANDS,OWER HAS BEEN BUILT ON TOP OF THE

WALL WITH THREE LARGE SEARCHLIGHTS WHICH'ARE TURNED ON AT THE .

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CARGO DISCHARGED AT THE PORT OF MARIEL DURINGOF AUGUST WERE SOME PRE-FADRICATED CONCRETE BASES TWO

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DURING THE MONTH Of AUGUST AN ESTIMATEDTOOVIET VESSELS HAVE DISCHARGED WAR MATERIEL ANO PERSONNEL AT THE PORT OF MARIEL, PINAR DEL RIO PROVINCE.

A80UTOVIET VESSELS HAD DISCHARGED CARGO OF WAR MATERIEL AND PERSONNEL AT THE COMBINED PORTS OF MARIEL. CA8ANAS..AND BAHIA HONDA. iMNAR OEL RIO^DURING THE MONTH Or AUGUST. SOVIET SHIPS HAVE ALSO UNLOADED CARGO AT THE PORT Of OROZCO.

SOVIET PERSONNEL ARE BILLETED AT THE POLANCO, LA GOBERNAOORAjAND GRANMA MILITIA CANfS LOCATED NEAR THE TOWN Of 0UIE9RA HACHAjWHILE CONGOLESE TROOPS ARF CAMPED AT GUANAJAY, PINAR DEL RIO PROVINCE.

OF THE SEVEN TO TEN THOUSANO SOVIETS.CONGOLESE WHO HAVE ARRIVED AT MARIEL ARE DRESSEDCLOTHES UPON ARRIVAL! SOME ARE IN UNIFORM. HOWEVER,

A MAJORITY, WHEN TRANSPORTED FROM THE SHIPS, CARRY ARM/-TYPE PACKS WITH THEIR WEAPONS ON THt FLOOR Of THE TRUCKS.

ESTIMATED Uo.OOQ SOVIETS, CZECHS, CHINESE,ARE NOW IN CUBA. MANY SPANIARDS HAVE ALSO BEENTHE SOVIET 'JNlON AND ARE IN KEY POSITIONS THROUGHOUT CUBA,

AJG PASSENGERS WERE DISEMBARKING FROM A

VESSEL IN IHC PORT Q( MA3IEL.

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