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Cablegate: Cuba: 1988 Annual Terrorism Report

R 021430Z DEC 88
FM USINT HAVANA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 7182

UNCLAS HAVANA 06766

LIMITED OFFICIAL USE

E.O. 12356: N/A
TAGS: PTER CU
SUBJECT: CUBA: 1988 ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT

REF: STATE 357278

1. CUBA.
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2. TERRORISM SUPPORT: THE SIX-MAN PALESTINIAN LIBERATION
ORGANIZATION (PLO) REPRESENTATION IS ACCORDED FULL DIP-
LOMATIC STATUS AND PRIVILEGES IN HAVANA. ITS SENIOR
MEMBER, IMAD JADA'A, WHO HAS BEEN POSTED TO HAVANA SINCE
MARCH 1985, IS TREATED AS AN AMBASSADOR. AS REPORTED
EARLIER, OTHER PLO OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO VISIT CUBA ON
A REGULAR BASIS. IN SEPTEMBER OF 1988, HAVANA HOSTED THE
CONFERENCE FOR THE ORGANIZATION OF FRIENDSHIP WITH ARAB
NATIONS (FEEAM), WHICH REPRESENTATIVES FROM IRAQ AND
IRAN ATTENDED.
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3. MATERIAL AND FINANCIAL AID HAS BEEN GIVEN IN THE PAST
TO SELECTED GUERRILLA GROUPS IN LATIN AMERICA, INCLUDING
THE FMLP AND THE M-19. THERE IS LITTLE INTELLIGENCE ON
CURRENT CUBAN MATERIAL ASSISTANCE TO THESE TWO GROUPS,
BUT TRAINING IN THE FORMER CASE AND LIAISON IN THE LATTER
CONTINUE. EARLIER THIS YEAR, A MEMBER OF THE PUERTO
RICAN TERRORIST ORGANIZATION, WHO IS WANTED BY THE FBI,
WAS RELEASED FROM JAIL IN MEXICO AND REPORTEDLY HAS TAKEN
REFUGE IN CUBA.
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4. PER PARA 13 OF 87 STATE 42378, REMAINDER OF THE
REPORT IS TO BE COMPLETED IN WASHINGTON.

TAYLOR

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