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Role of Cuba in International Terrorism and Subversion Hearings Before the Senate Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism, February 26, March 4, 11, and 12, 1982

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Testimony covers the pattern of Cuba's intelligence and terrorist activity in connection with the Soviet Union, Cuba's guerrilla action as a Soviet surrogate in various countries throughout the world, and terrorist and intelligence activities of the Cuban government in South Florida.
Testimony from an ex-member of Cuba's intelligence service (DGI) indicates that the DGI is an organizational extension of the KGB, with the KGB using the DGI in intelligence activities designed to destabilize and subvert United States influence and power in Central and South America and to some extent in other parts of the world. Special agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement testify about intelligence and terrorist activities conducted by Castro agents in South Florida, largely through personnel coming to Florida through the Mariel boatlift. Cuban agents are also indicated to be funnels for bringing Russian-made explosives into the United States to be used in terrorist activities. One agent is identified as having taught young Miami blacks to firebomb schools in their communities, and he is also alleged to be associated with an organized effort to encourage young men not to register for the military draft. Ways in which DGI agents work through the Hispanic and Cuban exile community are also described. Testimony by the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and accompanying officials provides a perspective on how Cuba is being established as a military power through Soviet subsidy so it can act as a Soviet surrogate in various strategic areas throughout the world. Additional exhibits are appended.