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FOREWORD

“Concurrently with the systematic preparation of Communist subversive agents, a series of meetings, conferences, congresses and so on are being held in Cuba, attended by Communist elements of America and by sympathizers, the real purpose of which is to discuss plans, fix objectives and issue directives that must be observed by the different groups, with respect to Communist subversive action of every form."

This statement was contained in the report submitted to the Council of the Organization of American States by the Special Consultative Committee on Security on February 20, 1963.

I here is no doubt that the almost steady procession of Communist conclaves in Havana stems from the fact that a totalitarian ideology, such as found in the Communist society, needs constant direction from its summit in order to function properly.

It is evident that this constant need for direction results in part from inadequate initiative on the part of the lower hierarchy and cadres, which, subjected to constant supervision and discipline by the Party, have learned to shun the responsibility of individual decisions for the more secure procedure of accepting directives emanating from above.

Although it may seem contradictory, Latin American Communists, especially the younger generation, have always posed a problem to the more sophisticated European Communist leadership because of their lackadaisical attitude and endemic flair for showmanship or "machismo”. (manliness), which seem to survive despite massive doses of Marxist indoctrination.

Fidel Castro, exceptionally conscious of this fact because he himself is a prime example, is beset by a constant compulsion to assert his leadership over hemispheric communism which he has come to regard as his personal sphere of influence.

Emboldened by the real and imagined results of the Tricontinental Conference, the Politburo of the Cuban Communist Party has stepped up its efforts to establish and consolidate its claim of ideological and tactical leadership in the Western Hemisphere.

This has become necessary because Castro's leadership has been challenged in the very places where his influence appears strongest: Guatemala and Venezuela, two of the primary objectives of Cubandirected subversion in the hemisphere.

The Cuban Communists make it no secret that their plans envision the conquest of the hemisphere in the next decade through a series of Vietnam-type wars.

Once their objective is reached—the Cuban leaders are already in the process of implementing their plans—thousands of Cuban technicians and advisers, anxious to follow the steps of their Soviet mentors, are poised to spread out from Cuba and occupy positions of leadership in Latin America.

It is no mere coincidence that Fidel Castro, in his December 18, 1966, speech at the University of Havana, stated that, “the mission of the universities is not to train just (sic) technicians, but revolutionary technicians."

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Graduation of the first 67 technicians, specialists in tobacco. “Granma” Havana,

Cuba, Feb. 14, 1967.

These “revolutionary technicians” are already graduating and, as this photograph indicates, they are indeed revolutionary in every aspect. They are the product of military training centers especially geared to prepare military technicians who can double as ordinary technical advisers if and when the regime sees the need for such a move.

In a speech delivered at the closing of the 4th Congress of Latin American Students (CLAE) on July 31, 1966, Major Pedro Miret Prieto, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, outlined the plans and objectives for the graduates of these schools.

“Our students have another task of capital importance: that of offering their experience in the revolutionary struggle and that of promoting the unity of all Latin American students in the struggle against the common enemy: Imperialism."

After stating that there already exist in Latin America the objective conditions for revolution, Major Miret added that the missing contingent factors would have to be created and a revolutionary conscience developed after the struggle has begun.

“These are not theories,” Major Miret continued, “This is experience evidenced by reality and this reality has shown us that the peaceful avenues for the solution of the big problems in Latin America are closed in most countries."

"It is the duty of the students,” he emphasized, “to take their place in the vanguard of combat within the ranks of the Revolution. The unity of criteria and of objectives in the struggle is absolutely necessary. We cannot afford to allow divisionary elements to weaken the growing thrust of the movements of national liberation.”

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“Minas de Frio." "Be prepared to serve in any part of the world.” The Minas

de Frio (Sierra Maestra) training complex used for training of Marxist indoctrinators and/or Latin American “students” who actually are subversive agents.

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