US embassy cable - 88HAVANA6766

CUBA: 1988 ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT

Identifier: 88HAVANA6766
Wikileaks: View 88HAVANA6766 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: US Interests Section Havana
Created: 1988-12-02 14:30:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PTER CU
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
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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