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Covert Cuban Intelligence Operations in the Americas (From Antiterrorist Initiatives, P 157-172, 1989, John B Wolf -- See NCJ-118499)

NCJ Number
J B Wolf
Date Published
16 pages
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.
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.


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