OPPOSITION GROUPS IN CUBA AFTER FAILURE OF INVASION

Created: 5/31/1961

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COUNTRY Cuba

Opposition Groups in Cube After Failure of Invasion

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As offter nasa arrests of those suspecte3 of being opposed to CASTRO, the Cuban und&Tg.-ojnc consisted of tho following groupst Tbe Unidad Rtvolucionor^ti (tIR)B^ although having eoste difficulty establishing cc.itact between dirtitinc pt-rfitiuiel and local groups, maintained abouter cent of lti organ.iition. It suffered cost of its leases in Habana' Province and was less seriously affe-ted in Las Villas, Finar del Rio, and Oriente Provinces. The Moviniento Retupeiaclcn Rsvolucionaria (MRR) was badly disorganized, and the remaining quiet, Rcscate andre co-operating with

groups had hoped that the Cuban Kavy would defectnit,use of co.-cpv.titi on between two independent groups for control, nothing was accomplished. ere* number of entl-CASTRO officers and men wereat liberty, but defection vas difficult because the ships werep toilitjaracn. The ahips are generally in bad repair becausehortage of spare parte.

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peasants in general are opposed to Fidel CASTRO but are distrust Cuban exile efforts to overthrow CASTRO.from ebxoad. The peasanta will follow their local leaders when both they and their leaders are convincedig change is about to occur.

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During the month after the invasion-attempt onpHl MBCQfRPWst aboutons cf erms and other military supplies butfor about

nity organizotion of internal oppositioa^groups. In Decemt Declaration of Principles and Programs of the OR woe signed

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