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NCJ Number: 118507 Find in a Library
Title: Covert Cuban Intelligence Operations in the Americas (From Antiterrorist Initiatives, P 157-172, 1989, John B Wolf -- See NCJ-118499)
Author(s): J B Wolf
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Plenum Press
New York, NY 10013
Sale Source: Plenum Press
233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This review of covert Cuban intelligence operations in the Americas focuses on Cuba's role in the narcotics trade, revelations from informers, terrorism in Peru, Cuba's role in Central American revolutions, Cuba's link to Puerto Rican independence factions, and Central Intelligence Agency networks in Cuba.
Abstract: The Americas department is a division of the Cuban General Directorate of Intelligence (DGI), which manages all of Cuba's covert activities in the Western hemisphere, especially its effort to undercut democracy and capitalism. The DGI uses drug smugglers and their extensive clandestine connections to move weapons to terrorist groups in Latin America. Castro's agents reciprocate by securing the anchorages and providing access to the networks needed to safeguard drug-smuggling operations into the United States. Evidence from informers confirms Cuba's involvement in narcotics trafficking. The "Shining Path," a Peruvian terrorist organization, finances its operations with revenue from the cocaine trade that links it to Castro's drug merchants. DGI has also trained the guerrilla groups that manage insurgencies in Central America and has sponsored pro-independence activity for Puerto Rico in Cuba. The CIA's clandestine operations in Cuba are ineffective, because most of its undercover work has been compromised by Castro's agents. 28 notes.
Main Term(s): Terrorist tactics
Index Term(s): Cuba; Drug smuggling
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