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TiliS PAitTICIPATION TO BRITISH SlJBJ.BCT TERRANCE SPENCE?. !...I!'E
WRITER AND PECTOGRAPHE.R ON OP. SPENCER \'tiLL WRITE STORY BUT LIFE
WILL HOLD STORY   UNTIL RELEASE OBTAINED FROM
P AWLEY 'I:) PRI:NT STORY . LIFE WIL:!.. NOT ? HO'IOGRAPH PAWLEY, HIS BOAT
OR EMP:WOYEES NOR MENTt'ON ULTIMf .. TE TRANSFZR SOY DEFECTORS ANY FEDERAL
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LIFE MA)1AGING EDITOR MR. GEORGS P . EUNT.
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AREA . PAWLEY YACHT; SL"R''EILLED BY LEDA RADAR AT TEN l.IXX MILE
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AND VHIILE BEING COVLRED BY ARlviS ON PAHLEY YACHT CUBANS ARE THEN
CUT LOOSE AT 2 200 HOURS 8 JUNE FOR TRIP TO CUBA.
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RZTURN POINT FRO:J WHICH THEY LAUNCHED, I.E. Ti't'ENTY FIVE MILES OFJf
CUBA. HAYE GIV5N CUBANS COMPASS AZMUTH ON WHICH TO SAIL AND THEY
\.' ILL USJ:: WAVE.   RADAR REFLECTORS ON l'1AY OUT SO LEDA CAN
I .O:;NTIFY .1\ND VI A cmr.IO BETWEEN LEDA AND ,41 REPS ON PAWLEY YACHT
HELP PAWLEY YACHT v"'ECTOR IN Ol-1 RETURNING CUBAN CRAFT. ONCE CONTACT
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WITH PBY CIRCA 1630 llOt:RS 9 JUNE. PBY WILL THEN BRING SOVS, CUBANS,
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And this was in the . . .•... Hill Recreation Center
W: I don't think that was the meeting you were talking about when you
tapped your head.
Mrs. C.: I tap my head very offon (laughter) . .
W: q It was when you were talltng about this large speaker.
You said he had dark hair and he was large and then you went
like this (indicating) and I thought maybe (I misunderstood your
gesture).
W: I IJleant tho rnan who was tho main spoaker.
Mrt. C: I think he means that Farmers llranhh -- Savings and Loan
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Mrs. C: Well, I was not at that meeting. That was October
That meeting where you have the tape .8as _Oc_t..Q.Qpr 1963, That same
night -- the r eason why I was not a t t hat muetJng was because
a man by the name of John Ma r tino who was a n American citizen --
who had boon imprisoned in
Mr. C: The y know the story of Johnnie Ma1·tino
Mrs: C: Was in town that day and was gi ving a speech at Town Hall
in Dallas

W: Was that tho meeting I think ikBXXI'Ixrtax refe rs to in
Sho montionod John Murtino. Was s ho at .. .
Mrs. C. : She was , and in one of thu .Cb:sl .t·ows
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-Mrs. C. : Ho spoke personall y to t hi s girl. Yes,
in ono h:1s slrtd because of the fuan ily
ho would like to talk to t horn. So whntl·vc t· he said I would havo no
!<.loa.
Is that · the only time you sow 1\'nrtino'? lie was thoro that one
Mrs. C: No. Martino bookod by an agency (I don't r ocnll tho nnmo )
Tho girl in charge of the bookings called mcand Willl ll•d leo h.uuw I r
I would goo to tho .ai rport nnd mou t .John into wllum I tlldr1/ l l. n .. w
who John 1\!arttno wa.s . She brlofod on II • ·· •   '' '"' I rllcl
go to tho n t r port nncl I also u ""'" 1 l ' ll ln I a·v Ina.: -- .1 "" ,...,muunu
whose nnmo I cnn think of now ltlld he ul .s o weul Lo the lll l'jlfl t' l
It's customury whon the::;u .s peakers e urno ll ko John • to havu
tlwm covcrod by the and uy tho TV . n nt.l Jullll i\lu t ' ltll•' wn.s covurod
by both, on thnt dny 1st.
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prison.
Mrs. C: No.
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were briefed on Mart ina,' s background, were you told
ahout him prior to thc':"morlth he spcl)t in the Castro
What ho did in Havana before Cu.stro •
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Mr. C.: Subsequently, the terminology which was used I believe that
he was an electronic engineer but let's get down to specifics
now and ... I think he was a gambler, a syndicate operator, I imagine.
W: He was protecting the house against
Mr. C: Did you ever hear where he might have worl.;.ed. You know Im
quite curious to know whether it might have been ....• Lofty hllcn
or Mike McQHYilt,???
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Mrs. C: I have no idea.
W: Never heard.ef-tkem
Mrs. C:
with
This organization -- this booking agency--
its picture on it and a little story about
New York
Mr. C: This is a/booking agency
put out a flyer
,John Martino.
Mrs. C: But you· know who wax in charge of the office there.
W: You mean the relief office?
Mrs. C: No, this is the booking Rf:ency.
Tho local girl in Dallas --
Both Rochelle was her name
Mr. C: But she died.
Mrs. C: After leaving John Martino I took him to the Homada Inn
and we had lunch and u from the Uallas (what
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paper) The Dallas llorald interviewed him and wrote quite a story.
If you go buck to thu paper, you could pic:!.;. up thl' whoJe st.ury.
them
Man: lly the wny, bofo1;l! they leave, I would 1 i SCl' the! nice
brochure you showed mo.(' .. it
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While we're lthat I just didn't wa11t to touclt)
I can you thumb through thc--:c pictures to sec if any louta familir.
That won't interfere with your train of while \ve' rc talking.
Maybe it will come hack what   that was hul.
at tho '!'!'!
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Mrs. C: I snw this JDictut·e on TV.
it: was
W• No but I thought -- you told me you suw lite :>poukut· ut I.IHt
White J.ock moctinR
Mr. C: This wholo film only ono portion of thnt .... Thoro':-;
to sny thut tho whole picnic'!'? iH on tho fllm, you know.
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W: The only thing I remember you told me was a conunent of hers thnt
she thought it was nice of her husband to penni t her to he for
a while.
Mrs . C: Now that was a letter that ){ she had wt·itten to Sylvia Odeu
and it seemed to me lhnt there wus not qui t c ko:; herB«
about the divorce that syrvia and her had.
I really didn't pay too much attention .
W: You mean she might not really have been divorced is thal what
you' .•..
Mrs. C: Yes, that was my impression -- hut the:-;o letters, if you asked
me how many letters, I couldn't tell you. l don't remember.
W: Do you remember the sort of thing>s Mrs. Connell mentioned in the
letters besides the of her husband.
Mrs/ C: It seemed that she was risking? her son who was a medical student
and she did wt·ite alwut the d(1orhell antl Rhl: calle d downs tairs
and it was the vo ic n and t h::t t would hitn in
Doston about R -- I daresny -- Jul v or 1\ugus t. or ,,:s.
W: Waht about Father McCann'? lie was questioned .a by tho 1·11I -- l>riefly
I guess -- in connection with Sylvia Odeo ..
man: The Secret Service is the only one I remember.
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W: That's probably the same one. ny Inspector Kelly of New Orleans.
W: What about this report that he .... disappent·ed shortly before the
assassination, or thereabouts.
·Mrs. C: The last time that I saw Father McCnnn was when he and I and
several other people sat on the stage at Town Hall -- Oc t o ber 1, 19G3.
I never saw the man after that.
V(: Was that .•..
Mr. C: lie was still in his adv lser.
W: And that was when Mnr.li• town'?
Mrs. C: That's
woman: Did you ever henr from other priests?
Mrs. C: the Joll<•r oort o f Oc;tolwr -- <' <•11lcl ht• 1111' :.:7 . "::"th --
1 hennl lhj.lt F.tliiL'l' :.lc,;(' . lnp lljld lL· ft 11 .11 l .t· • , .... l1r1t1 11_;11 l o l I ' ,, ,. , It,
I lt now how many ol )Ull arc C.tlhlrlu.: s I11 1L tl • 1, 1, , tlt l "i
happens ton pric!i l or rnini !; tcr, yuu .Jus l dun't Lu t.dl.. ·''"•Ill
t his. Now, I knew that the man w;1 s vel'Y Lired. 1 had ll tho
last month. »:tilt llifferont caROR Lhul l would tu hlttt ttvur
the phono. It soomod to me thut ho wns lct't'lhly wut·,·l· · d ,  


prossed, and so thon I wont nhcud nnd did Lhini{H lttytutll' """ llulhor
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Do you re100mber his hair? Could it have been dark?
Yes. it was dark.
Beard?
This was at the time that you all listened to the tape?
Listen, honey, you're KBf fax confusing it with someone else because
the two men ...
Was I there then? Guess I wasn't.
'WHXII Was ··there one man there or two?
were two Cuban men -- JDIB maybe there were three.
Were you both at tl\e Farmers Branch.
no. "No. My husband was in Europe.
I was on the
You were rl with Johnnie MxxB tllat night.
That's right.
if they heard
Explain that.
:t it later
if it was
How would they know w::kaxw:xx threatening
Mrs. C: The KK names of those people I did not know.
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'( the mxK main speaker
Mr. C·
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rs. C:
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A man named Haynes was also introduced.
accused
Yeah. he said -- llx
He was the Brown dove????
,\ls1>, another man -- Cubans
Well, I don't know about ,the brown dlove -- I just heard that today
Yes.
He's the one that made tl1e tl1rcat
He 11 was all finisfled when he found out there had been
a tape made
b Rodefer made the tape?
I don't know, dear.
And tho other runny who was always tlu;rl· LII<Hle n I'. apt•.
Throe tapos.
On that particular   I <.Ion' l Lh.ink that ltodcr•l"c.:r· wuH 1.huru.
It was a man from Irving who mudc that tupe .
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W: She read a lot into that (laughter)
Mrs. C: I saw her one other time at the HecreaUon Cen'ter at tho corner
ot Walnut Hill • Those were the two times that I saw ConnQ,ll.
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. man: She was in her own way affiliated with Catholic CuiJnn relief
Not as a Catholic but did she help people who were trying- to
help the Cubans and I think because of her connection with mental
health.
Mrs. C: She worked very closely with Marcella Inslaw.
man: Yes, she wasn't a member of the Catholic group but she helped.
Mrs. C: I only recall seeing Mrs. Connell twice. I would hear thut
she was entertaining r.1arcella and her mother and father and FaLhor
McCann but I have · never f. visited her homo. ·uer address was in
the Lakewood area . I have never mot her husiJand.
W: Can you remember the approximte date that Father McCann stopped .
workiUl with the CuUan relief?
Mrs. C: The last time that I s11w Father McCann was October 1, 1963,
And that was when both of us appeared on the stage at Town Hall
when John Mn{tjpp, who had been a prisoner of Fidel Castro ...
He wrote
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1 was prisoner"and he had heen imprisoned in
J avnnn for 39 months -- and he was at Town llall and "1
ant on the s age w th Father McCann and a number of other people
who had helped the Cubans -- Marcella aud her father and so111e other
businessmen.
W: That was before the assassin ation?
Mrs. C: That was October 1, 1963.
mant Was Dean Perkins there?
Mrs. C: I'm sure Dean and his wife were there •
W: From what you
the spiritual
unofficially'?
activities --
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adviser for XII the c]ther officially x or
What I'm really gol tin!{ at i s to rate so·uc of his
to sec whut was don<.. on his uwn ±xtiti:Jutca: iniative.
Mrs. C: The date I'm not sure of but I d<...resay it wns tho latte r pnrt
of October,
W: Defore the  
Mrs. C: Oh. Yes.
W:q If you don't know, do you hnvo uny suspicion to why ho ul<.l thJH'l

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recently.
Well, that's underground, how could they'?
No. this is right up high.
Jolm Martino said this prison was underground ...
""' Maybe part of it-- I was away-- LOOK had a story and my" wife
thought I wouJd bo interested in and she clipped it for me and
I read it.
John Martino said that this was underground and the day of
invasion -- if that had been successful -- these prisoners
were all out there in the courtyard and just so close tog-ether
they"were out in the heat of the day and cold of the night and
if the invasion had been a success, they were all to have been
'killed but when it was not a success they wcru alJowed to
go back into this dungeon and he made qultc a poj11l Lhat thi::;
prison is underground.
Well, this :a: is all aside from the story that wo arc
about right now -- Months later, we went by and there he was
'and he in vi ted me in and so I r:;ot out and he said come up nnd
he showed me some of his pictures ...
No, honey, you were not in Glenn home, I told you that.
You did not go into the house. .No. He told me that he had
a file cabinot and he said that they were all investmants that
he had for,his grand children, I believe, nnd he had his [ather's
violin and things of interest No. l told you that. llvney.
Only one time was I ever in his
talked -- when I introduced you
home nnd the next time, you and I
ln the yard anU ke his feet were
·very muddy and he didn't invite us in.
Then you told me of seeing pictures of himscl[ with Castro up
there in the mountains --
He told me he was out·for weeks with Castro in the mountains.
Well, then, wbcrc do I g-et the inJorT1lalion and
some mention mallu between us .soJm•how and Glenn   himsulf
Glenn Myers tolU me and I dirln' t whether he wa!i or not
hut. he said that he hnd some of au atTaTII'.I'IIICilL on LII<'SC g·uns
and ho could get ho didu't say who with-- lle wa:; Lo g·ot $5
I think it was for each gun
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namo como jnb1 Ll1f: picl.11t·"·
Yes. nut he didn't say that ho hnd anything to do wjt:h MorlteHon.
lie was just me with the people he lutcw, I Uolievc.
Well, this waR, of courso, ad after hu had hrokuu with Castro
so proaumnUly tho v,1.tns woro for anti-Cnstt·o tf
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notes on Wesibcr g i nt ervie w wi t h the Castorrs , int erview i n two part s
they d iscuss J ohn M8rtino , a syndi ca te gamble r jai led in HF.IJ[fln a who
a s m2ssible c onne c tions t o Mi ke McLaney a n d Lefty Allen_J He
1 about Cuba i n Dallas in ear l y 1963 a n d i t was in
' the Times Herald
- mu ch dis cussion of N. r. Ins l a w wh o h eads r e l ief orp:aniznti.on for
Cuban s in Dallas . He died i n De c., 1964. Curi ou sly, his wife
Marce l la is a r elat i v e of Sylvia Odio .
- Mos t i nt eresting figure i n disuussion is Father Nc Cann , nriest
to Cuban exiles in Dal J as . Saint l i ke in h i s didica ted service , he
myst e riously disapnear s i n Oct, 63 with no not i ce . (p. 34 - he
is said to hav e been in Da llas on Nov 22 - i t is c onjectured that he
h i s departure may hav e been rela ted t o somethi ng he heard during
c onfessional that wrenched h i s c onscience)
- Poli c e Lt . Butler also i nterests the Castor rs . ( nart II , p . 17 , 1
h e is pa rt of large minutema n in Dallas police
is assi gned to juvenile dept , yet is all over t he place around
assassina tion, possibili t y that juv enile de pt is c over for red squad
Butler ' s job on Nov . 2 4 was to when Oswald should be
t r ansfered, interesting be cause 0 was transfered before the
p olice; v an was b a cked unto rec eive him
tidbits : Maryann Ramus(trans crint may hav e misspelli ngs ofnarr.es) was
of f ered money for info on assassination by a man she des cribes
l awyer for low type c lientele . She told this story to
i nvestiga tor Georg e Butler. ( in nart I ,
- Lester Logue , nut up l:lzxx bail for Hall , Howard , ::3errrnour in
Oct. , 1963
-Odio stayed upon arriv al in D with some of J a ck
off· Texa s I ndus tries
-implied that Odio ( p . 18 ) had hots for Fr. Y.a cCann
notes on Weisberg interview with Hal l
- \', eisberg shows him phot os of Hernandez , Migue l Cruz
- p . 40 , talk of Jerry Fatt i ck
A 66 - Ha ll cla ims Patrick in Dee ly Plaza
._-117 - claims Patrick rr.ar kn ow mention of Alexander O' Tlour
49 lViF.muel Torres was w1 th Patr1ck
124 says he was nev er a t No Name Key , p r: t r icks ba s:>
t idbi t s : 40- talk of Raul Castro ' s
48 Yucatan used for base , Stockton h a s boa t f or use ' off
Fl orida c oa st
57 Lester Lop.;ue e Hal l stores weapons a t Lo(!Ue ' s h ouae in D
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7 3- Frio turns down Hall offer to assis t invasions
54 Yntes - emnloyee of Parka l nd , res embles Cswnld and
cr Ack shot (sounds like possible fal se lund)
81-wea lthy Cuban Fortes(or Bartes ) who knew Oswa Jd
85- Ha ll on   as sassinntion
92 Hall l a ys out his th0ory of Kennedy c onspi r a cy

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JOHN V. MARTINO, Miami Beach, Fla . , co-authors of the
book, "I Was CASTRO's Pr'isoner" , res ulted in obtaining
hearsay information concerning OSWALD and the assassination.
The only hearsay readily traceable t o its origin is an
alleged fight between OSWALD and one JERRY BUCHANAN at
Miami about beginning of 1963 . BUCHANAN r eportedly is
living at Fairhope, Ala . FERNANDO FERNANDEZ CABADA, leader
of the anti-CASTRO organizati on Unidad Revolucionaria (UR)
at Miami, stated OSWALD did not attempt infiltration of UR,
nor did CABADA know OSWALD to h.ave been in Miami, which
information was attributed to him by Mr . WEYL. Mr . MARTINO,
who is the source of s ome of the information in pos session
of Mr. WEYL, as well as a s pokesman himse lf on the assassi-
nation, maintains t hat his s ource i s a Cuban informant
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in response to his offer to ask his source to cooperate in this
investigation. MARTINO said he was unable to locate his source
during this period. He admitted his source was not an original
source. He did not know the origin of the information received
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information received from a s.ource who requested
his identity-not be divulged, and who has furnished insuf-
ficient information in the past to determine his reliability.
The information from this source was furnished to another
government agency which conducts intelligence investigations.
This agency furnished the information to the FBI on Febru-
ary 24, 1964. The date on which this agency interviewed
the source was not indicated.
The same source who furnished this information
was interviewed by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation at New York City on March 2, 1964. The re-
sults of that interview were set forth in a memorandum dated
March 5, 1964, at New York City. Th·e· ideas furnished LA.
by the source are as follows:
During the period 30, 1963, to January 8,
1964, the source was a house guest at the home of NATHANIEL
a&d SYLVIA WEYL, 4201 South Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach,
Florida. During this same period the source met JOHN MARTINO
who, together with NATHANIEL WEYL, is co-author of the
book, "I Was CASTRO},s)Prisoner", which was released in X
November, 1963 ·C!/J tf!v
MARTINO, accompanied by his wife, and the WEYLB
discussed tne assassination of President JOHN F. KENNEDY.
MARTINO daimed to have a friend in Miami who kept him
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Cuban friends ( presumably of the friend of
MARTINO in Miami) know that OSWALD contacted Cuban MI-6
(Cuban intelligence) by telephone from a private home in
These Cubans also know the man who furnished the
information on OSWALD to the FBI (nature of information
not explained). From reports given by the Cubans, it seems
very definite that RUBY {JACK RUBY) went to Havana to make
a shady deal with one (FNU) PRASKIN, who was stated to work
with Cuban Communists, and to be involved with call girls
in
A friend of NATHANIEL WEYL, who had been a
candidate for the Presidency in Cuba in 1958, was said
to be a prospective witness befor e the Senate Internal
Security Sub-Committee in the near futute . This Cuban
Presidential candidate has been subpoenaed, or requested
to testify, by Mr . SOURWINE of the Committee. (The Cuban -
Presidential candidate may poss ibly be CARLOS MARQUEZ
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the source, to be an old line Communist, although WEYL
cannot prove this bel ief . The sou.r ce further reported _,--
WEYL knew that OSWALD, after having been refused a visa tA-z "'
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The story of the trip to Cuba was said to originate with
a girl in Miami with whom OSWALD reportedly lived in
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convinced that JACK RUBY was a "dope pusher" and was used
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Cuba .. and an American • zen by derivc.!:ion through his
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organization at Miami known as Unidad Revolucionaria
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Mr. CABADA • was a lawyer in Cuba, speak11
fluent Enllish, and stated he first became acquainted with
Mr. WEYLand the latter's wife, SYLVIA, in 1961
at Washington, D. c. He said ,he __ was introduced to the
WEYLs through a friend, LIDIAJ.c?\BRERA, who told CABADA
that the WEYLs be interesting to know, inasmuch as
Mr. WEYL had published a book as of 1960 on the Cuban
situation, entitled, "Red Star Over Cuba". Mr. CABADA
stated that from time to time, he received telephone
calls, particularly from Mrs. WEYL from Delray Beach,
Florida, and generally these calls pertained to an
inquiry by the WEYLs as to CABAnA's opinion or observations
concerning various Cuban exile groups. Mr. CABADA stated
be, however, has never furnished any information concerning
LEE OSWALD to the WEYLs, inasmuch as he possesses
no information concerning OSWAlD or the assassination, other
than what has been available in the•public press. He said
he recalled having had some discussion with Mr. 111d Mrs. WEYL
concerning OSWALD's relationship with the Fair Play for
Cuba Committee (FPCC), but other than that, he had no
information upon which he could base a factual conversation
concerning OSWALD. He stated that with respect to the OSWALD
connection with the FPCC, he could not establish OSWALD's
affiliation, but rather could discuss the nature of the
FPCC as it was known to exist in Cuba.
Mr. CABADA said that specifically, he possessed
no information that LEE OSWALD had ever been in
Miami, or that OSWALD had ever attempted to infiltrate the
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JOHB V. MRTIBO of Miami Beac:h, Florida, inasmuch aa be
bad contacted K\RTIRO when the latter was released from
prison in Cuba and returPed t o the United States. Be
aaid be contacted lt\RTINO regarding members of the UR
who were in priaon in Cuba during tbe period of MARTINO's
imprisonmento Mro CABADA stated be baa given propaganda
pamphlets directed against the CASTRO regime to Mr •. Mf\RTINO,
so that the latter can distribute them at lectures be
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and more recently wrote the book, "I was {
CASTRO's Prisoner," based on the experiences of JOHN V, Y
had been imprisoned in Cuba during the period
\ruTy, 1959,) to October, 1962. With respect to this latter
book, he Inquired if the interviewing Agents of the FBI
may have learned any information corroborating the content
of the book, inasmuch as he was anxious concerning state-
ments in the book Which could not be verified except by
inquiry in Cuba Which he could not conduct.
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with Hr. MARTINO, and that approximately two months prev-
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information concerning LEE HARVEY OSWALD, the family of
JACK RUBY, or the circumstances surrounding the assassina-
tion of President JOHN F. KENNEDY. He said he is not
with anyone Who personally knows OSWALD or RUBY.
Hr. 'WEYL said he was not sure of the identity of
hts source, with respect to the information that LEE HARVEY
OSWALD had contacted the Cuban intelligence by telephone
from a·private home in Miami. He said that his source for
this may have been a newspaper article wri
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Miami, as stating knew that OSUALP bad made such
A call from Coral Gables lorida to the Cuban intelligence
o ce n Miramar, Havana;- CUba. Mr. 'WEYL said his source
for this information may have been Mr. JOHN MARTINO, who, in
turn, may have obtained the information from either BUCHANAN
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information had peen received by letter from Cuba, which
letter came into the possession of CARLOS MARQUEZ STERL-
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lowing entry, said to be a verbatim excerpt from secret
material in possession of CARLOS MARQUEZ STERLING concern-
ing the trip of RUBY to PRASKIN. This excerpt was as
follows:
·· "RUBY, the assassin of OSWALD, was in Havana
a year ago. He is a friend and client of an in-
dividual named PRASKIN, the owner or Manager of a
tourist novelty shop located on Prado Street be-
tween Animas and Trocadero Streets, in front of
the Sevilla Hotel."
With respect to the reported political involve-
merl't: of MARINA OSWALD, wife of LEE HARVEY OSWALD, Mr. WEYL
said such claim by him would have been purely speculative,
as he is satisfied that thp Communists or the
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"old line 'coaxnunist," although this may have been an opinion
exprcss•·d by him in the course of
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of the person who reportedly had been told to go to the
FBI with the information about OSWALD's 'phone call, but
believed Mr. MARTINO said this was so. •
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made a trip to Havana, Cuba, to deal with an-Individual
named P¥SKIN, Mr. W'EYL statep.)(e had/eyn informed of
this by an old friend, resident at
Wa!!I:t!:_ngton .. __   • .. He said it actually a representative
'of MARQUEZ who made the information available to him, and
he did not feel at liberty to divulge the. name of this rep-
resentative, since this might be a breach of confidence
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He said th RASKIN was presumed to be a CommiJnist,
inasmuch as still operates the novelty shop -in Hi!vana, -· ( _,, (·:. ___
and, therefore, is presumed to be on good terms with the ·
CASTRO regime.
Mr. WEYL said that be did DQt ascertain the
put'Q.Qse of the reported and PRAS-
KIN, and did not know anyone-Who-might know the purpose of
the meeting, He said he possessed no details as to how
RUBY may have traveled to Havana, Cuba. He said he QJd
not know the identity of the source of the information
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and, in fact, it was the first instance in which Mississip-
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that he had .heard no report __ OSWALD had returned.
. .Cuba_ Id...tA mcmey--and lL.Car'. Mr. WEYL also
stated that he had no knowledge-D£ any association by OSWALD
with a girl residing in Miami.
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,   'WALD had been in Miami,     J.n the past, and it was
t 1'1 \ his recollection that JIM BUCHANAN, reporter for the Pompa.<o
Y Beach - Sentinel," or possibly the latter's brother,
had told him that OSWALD had attempted to
anti-CASTRO groups at Miami, but had been re-
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BUCHANAN who told him that his brother JERRY had been in-
volved in a scuffle with LEE HARVEY OSWALD in downtown
Miami, and that JERRY BUCHANAN had punched OSWALD. Mr.
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gards JIM BUCHANAN as an intelligent and accurate reporter,
and therefore took it for granted that OSWALD had b<•en in
Ml nml. lh· nnid hr r"cnllecl that OSWALD rl'portPdly attempted
tu juln tJ,,. ont1-CAS'l'IW o1 known an the Dircctori,o
Revolucionario Estudiantil (DRE)(Cuban Student Directorate),
and Unidad (UR)(Revolutionary Unity).
Mr. WEYL said he had no corroborative information
concerning the alleged stay of OSWALD in Miami, other than
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advanced such a theory fn tba course of
Mr. WEYL said that he had heard various other
pieces of information concerning OSWALD, much of it from
JOHN MARTINO, who lives in Miami Beach, Florida. He said
Hr. MARTINO had informed him that OSWALD had a girl friend
living• in Mexico City who was arrested by the authorities
there subsequent to the assassination because of her con-
tact with OSWALD. Mr. WEYL said he did not know the name
of this girl or anything further concerning her. He said
that be had also learned, he believed through MARTINO,
that OSWALD bad traveled from Mexico to Oriente Province,
Cuba, prior to September, 1963, then returning to the
United States. Reportedly OSWALD used lln.., air strip lo-
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cated on the estate of former Mexican President LAZARO
CARDENAS in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Mr. WEYL stated
thnt thP trip by OSWALD to Oriente Province was reportedly
iLJl.: Llw pu1 pout· of muklng t.•onl.ac-t with RAUL CASTRO, tht·
brother of FIDEL CASTRO. WEYL said that JOHN MARTINO
heard infonru1tion of this nature from Cubans whom he knows
at Miami. He said MARTINO does not state that these re-
ports are proven facts.
Mr . WEYL said that the foregoing was all the in-
formation he bad acquired concerning LEE HARVEY OSWALD and
the assassination, other than what he has been able to read
in public source material .
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It was pointed out to MARTINO that information
developed concerning OSWALD and tbe of President
KENNEDY was to be furnished to the Presidential Commission
appointed by President LYNDON B. JOHNSON to document the
facts concerning the assassination, and that the source
of any inform£tion could hardly be jeopardized by
cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Inveatigation(FBI)
in submission of information to the Commission. It was
also pointed out to MARTINO that any legitimate and
factual information concerning the assassination would be
much more secure in tbe possession of the United States
Government than it would be in ita among
the Cuban exiles. MARTINO stated he contact his
confidential source as som., as the latter had returned frm,;
Tampa, Florida • to M:Lami ,,expected 11::o be March 22, 1964, a nil
would seek to obtain bi.s c•.>nsent t::o interview by the FBI.
With respect to the other alleged information
that Cubans MARTINO might have contact bad stated
t:bat .JACK RUBY had goltle to Ra va.na • Cuba to EDgage in a
"sbli\dy deal" lll!iith Dille (fir.!lt!:: lll&ll!le 1\l!tlkllllOIII!Ill) PRASKIN, who
was also alleged to lll!ork lll!iith and be
tied up with call gid.w illl Cu.1bm"   as
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illlforllllliltion il!ll, il:he form of a letter
from Cuba •   1\YU MAR'l!'INO by a Cuban whom
MARTINO &aid wa..s oamed Jme MADERO, a man
in his late 30'lll, had infiltrated rut«::k il'Jito Cuba by himseLf
as of December, 1963, and was thus no longer available.
MARTINO said he bad known lll!hen they were both in
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during tbe period July of 1959 to October of 1962.
said the letter was not directed to but to another
individual not: known to Jolf\RTINO. He said be bad no idea
where the letter might now be located. He said the letter
tbat PRASKIN bad a business on Sanja Street in
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made no mention of 1t:be nature of the ":llbady deal" alleged
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wben RUBY bl!.d goll!e to Ba.vaM or bO!>I be bad traveled.
With respect to lnformatiolll that LEE Bt\RVEY Om-lAID
bad been refused a visa to visit the Soviet Union and had made
a trip to Cub£. ret:urnil!lg to the United St£tee witb a sum of
money and then purch.e.sing a car" Mr. advised as
follows:
He aaid that FIDEL a television
program, bad anDow.::ed that OSIJAU> luAJ beeiii refused a
viaa to both the Soviet Union and to Cuba. He said be
did not recall any information that OSWALD bad returned
from a trip to Cuba   money made of a car,
but was certain tMI!:: O$WAID h11,d !lla<llle a trip to Cuba. Be
stated the same   I!Hhom be previoU$ly refu.!led to


bad .Pim of the tr£vel by OSWALD to Cuba.
He said tbil!l travel WAS mmde of 1\'JK!d of September • 1963,
by flying from an on of Mexican
President IAZA.RO CARDEB\:i i10   !ll<!!:Ei<e;o" to Cuba. He
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sure of t:bis travel. by OSWAlll>" but believed the source
had probably obtained it from a girl friend of OSWALD in
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that bad stayed in the home of a Cuban
in Miami, FAorida • and had paid this pro-CASTRO Cuban
the cost of £ telephone call made from the
home of the pro-CASTRO Cuban by OSWALD to Cuba. MARTINO
further sta.ted U:wt to his source
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Mr. Mt\RTINO said that additional information to
establish that bad been in Miami was received by
bim from JIM BUCIM.WI.N
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reporter for the "Pompano Beach
Sun-Sentinel". :l!le said he Ul!:ed to give a lot of stories
on the Cuban sUWltl:ion to BUCE'AN\N
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al!ld during the days
immediately the BUCHAN\N, during
a telephone call, told him that brother, JERRY
bad a fistfight with LEE li\RVEY OSWAlD at
Miami, Florida, a. year prior to the assassination.
According to MARTIN0
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OSWAIJD at that time was attempting
to get aboard a boat which was being used by JERRY BUCHA.N!\N
and anti -CASTRO C11.1ban ex:Uee :i.l!'l <CDI!ll!lectiol!l lli'itb their
anti-CASTRO   Mr. MI\R'rl:OO told JIM BUC:W..R\.N that be
intended to U$e tbis in his if it was
true. and BUQIIA:MN it:old illim t:o go ahead and do so. Mr. MARTINO
stated he neve I:' U!!:ed the inforll!llfi!:ioll1 • • because he
considered it to tl'me govem111ent" • l!.iDd he
was "not figb1!:lllllg tlhul.t b!Attle".
In addition to the Mr. stated
he also learned from his source, identity he would
not divulge. t:IJ!at LEE !fARVEY OSWAlD, while in Miami, had
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Beach, Florida, stated 'he bas been busily engaged in
fulfilling lecture engagements in various parts of the
country. He stated much of his lecture material is based
on the book, "I Wae Castro's Prisoner", published in 1963,
which was co-authored by himself and NA.THI\NIEL WEYL of
Delray Beach, Florida" ;
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Mr. stated he has fairly frequent contact
with Mr. WEYL, and they have, in the past, discussed the
matter of President JOHN F. KENNEDY's assassination"
With respect to information that Cuban friends of
<M\RTINO or of a source of knew that LEE HI\RVEY
OSWAlD had contacted the Cuban Intelligence Service in
Cuba by telephone from a private residence in Miami,
Florida, claimed this was correct information. He
refused to identify the source of such information, claiming
that to pinpoint the source could conceivably result in
harassment, if not more serious consequences, to the source
or his family in Cuba.
stated the information concerning such an
alleged telephone call by OSWAlD to c_uba.n in
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not originate with his friend, a
Cuban exile active in anti-CASTRO activities. He also >
-stated that the information had not originated with FRANK
FIORINI, an American citizen residing at Miami who has beeu
engaged in anti-FIDEL CASTRO activities, and who headed
up an organization called the Anti-Communist International
Brigade. Mr. also stated his information in this
respect was not received from JIM BUCHI\N\N, a reporter for. th-::
"Pompano Beach Sun-Sentinel", published at Pompano Beach,
Florida,although he had discussed the information with BUCHlll.IL'\N.
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CIA HISTORICAl-REVIEW PROGRAM
12 FebruzrJ 1964
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Subje ct on various r e:r ::; ona.lit i c s she he.:t.rd.
while che Wl S o.nd Iiathmiel iCYL i n Florida. f1·c:1 30
DccP.r.bcr 1963 t o 7 or G J d.nun.ry
J CPJ.T r ! i\C'H fOCI:?.LI
    r eceived t he that the UEYI..c di •-;: ·-]
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tbe \;";":.."fLs fre .:.i.uent l y Hhcn t hey f irst r.:oved to Flcridd.
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with the toun sp.:!o:pl.c is a."C tile club which they J.ucnt but selclcm.
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vus pr esent . John l·!r'l..:l.TI!;Q ar:d \ :::rL ...u-e co- "'..Uthcrs cf t he bo0::
"I \laS wstro I 6 Prisoner a' ' ihicb w::!.:::i in r;ove:::ber 1 rn :: --:--
has r eJ.d. it e nd s lys it :i s un extre>:::ely intercGtin:; c.nd lrell vritt en
of li.:.R'I'H:O 'a i.I:!prisotment in Cuba.
PRI SLEW<. , this point, c:aul:.loned the w"'l' i ter to r enelribcr that
a.ll ohe w:.:s r ehtir..,'3 the \ .T.LL' s r enc..rks were rumors and; or
c.nd tha.t Source !mel no J:.e.:..tlG ol' truth of the ir ts .
John }'J'.R'J."DiD is individu:u who c:u-ri co the otories to ::..?.t h .! · l
a.nd both J olU1 end nre entrenched llith the u.nt i - C .::-o
force s . clair'...s to lnve a in M.4'.mi who keeps llii:l well i..l'li'c- · . .1
on Cuban matters.
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l·:ARTI1i0 nn·J :;J.tt:.nicl c}?oke o'f a trip t!:at l :_!'JlT.U;o hD.d r..:...de
to CUba Vi th :m 1\l.:cric :... 11 ::.·.;;w:r ;o.pcr vor .. J'l, one V\!·r:r c.nd t·.1o CL.\. c 212
J-Tath--..nicl c!id not   It i s J o O"?:!. n! on th:-.t . _ .... ! ....!.!1i cl,
'·'l o 1::; a co-..rJid , ju::;t vel sb:d. c;1 the t ri u, but l;,(! tlid f i ·:a.c•_• i
'Ihe :-n.tr-r_. m:e of the   -.. to cot:. tact a C\:;.:- :.m v.ho l ':!.s Be:rvil'!; C..3 1.:. (...rl
._' c;r -cb·:· RuG sian .c:1C!'!..ls in c!.:.-..rje of 't::'::>..i.:.1i:1::: c.11·\ t v c
Ct:.l..an t'iJ.:!. b.'-.,..Y• 'L:e \.ho   the -:2·cu·!J in ..... a-c   <·' ·;:: c 1.'
a. l.;e;.\ch in Cuba, tell   the four Ccno:::ral s   t o esc!?.vc ·1.r ..
scC.:.t an:rlum in the iJui ted St ates.
WulTI::O is e;oin:; ahct!d uith a. follou up plun ';her eby on e. ::;iy, !1
o1. ";r.'J.l, l:e md a vill cc.il to C'ut3. to pick U'9 'tl:e Gener a ls . : ,, _: t J
on e l oru tO'..u:- SLd w-111 not be to ..
u-p J.r.l -co C.'uba .
'The Cubnn friends of' t he Ul'l!t<::u:.:.. >d. in J.:ic.zi !i:r:O'J  
OC1/..\LD contacted t11c Cub:.:n 1-:i:- :J by tele p!.one frcu e. vatc j_n ; :.1. .:::._L.
They £>..lso knov -che t::.21 ,,.ho r..n.·niched the ir...l'orn....-cion en OSi·!.t.LD to :r; I.
Fran tl!e r c::orts by t he to t1!is tnl:no'\.1!1 i n ..   l ,
it sc€.!IID very der' i!'!i t.e th::.t ·; t o   t o r·'..:i<:e a sh...d:! d •.:. _l :;_-;;.: .
e. crec.tu.L·c by of' ·:cr, -who "rlith the CC!."l.l.lrli!S·t. ::;
vbo is nlso t i cd u.-, vi th c::1ll girls in Cull a .
A friend of 1::lth:.n1el li:!."YL, 'Who r.m for the !Jresid.enc·r or Cub:!
1n 1';58, s hortly Vill tes't:!.i'y before the [CJ::lte ,1 : \-".:. -
Com:nittee. G..lys th:!.s inforttltian m:r be co:l.?:i.denti..ll . • !YY : · - ·,
ot the C0.'1tacted !!a.th.::..niel to set in touch with the vi.l.L...l .
li.:!.th .. cl'J.ks there ia core to I::ll.·inn. tl: m r::ccts the c ,·c . :·:.:
he.s no c!oubts about ber pvlitic;llly in'h .. r:..1•d :..-l...; o he ·;,[ _.:,
OSHALD' s zr.otber is au old lille Cor , . .,m1 r.t , bat he prove this l ·cli1.. L •
lbth:miel 1-:nc'.rs tr2 t u:t:cr was r cf"J.::ed a to : o-.-:... _
Union, he a uick ,':.· .x; !J.z::>in::;ippi to c-..:'.J·.: . c::-;:;:.un r ct'.ll. i ···· · -· ·
thi::> i:.rip ' .r:t1::1 r..o':leJ n c.::· . e-cory ol hi::: .-. · ' ) , .) , ·.(
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l.l!::ed by the at s .
    t:hut i t is ;m old gj.Lmck u sed. by t he ..
to :L "'.3truct en :!.!: •. ric.J:l ci t;'iz "v1l:cm 1:1-.:.cnu t.o u::c ·co e o to t. ! . _. r-::.c . .:1
Ccnsul :iJ1 tl!e c i t·; in :.u!::.;la. wL re he is   a."'l r.ly he ·,..:. · . ::;
to r ctv.rn t o t he li::-!i.-:c.J.   l:·ut d.oes 1: crt. tl.e r c· ctr0:l u::.ncr ·.:.:.: ;::_:;
    In this L:...:·,:: r. , th•J ::.2ri c!!..I1 CcrlSuJ. fu::-ni.sh!::s t:-;E-
his f t.re, t hey ostr.·n;:;i.. l y are 01v1r..,3 hil.l a ..... "1 bill of he:llth.
f.ourcc a l s o nt1v1oed tL.at no   r:a.y \iork in 'D.l.SGi3. h·?
iS 3 r.e!!:'b€-1• Of the C..:i]":;".. . t'(.;l'v"i.CC   • L'"L · • • :.:::_
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to   for t.hc :m:r-:m:;c oi tl.tt ... ndin:; cspic..,ne:;.:! scLcol Ulld t; .J • _!: ;"'
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Offi ce of Legal Policy
Office of Information and Privacy
Washington, D.C. 20530
FEB 7 '9En
Mr. A. J. Weberman
Independent Research Associates
6 Bleecker Street Re : Appeal No . 8- 0883
RLH:CJS:HTL New York, New York 10012
Dear Mr. Weberman:
This is in further response to your appeal from the
action of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on your request
for access to records pertaining to John Martino . In our
letter to you of November 29 , 1978, you were advised that
certain classified information pertaining to Mr. Martino
was referred to the Department Review Committee for its
determination as to whether it warrants continued classifica-
tion under Executive Order 11652 , which has since been super-
seded by Executive Order 12356. Subsequent to the final
action on your appeal , the FBI declassified portions of
this information.
As a result of discussions between Bureau personnel and
members of my staff , a supplemental release of records either
has been or will soon be made directly by the FBI . I am
affirming , however, the continued withholding of other
declassified material pursuant to 5 U. S.C. 552(b) (7) (C) and
(7) (D) . These provisions pertain to investigatory records
compiled for law enforcement purposes, the release of which
would , respectively , constitute an unwarranted invasion of
the personal privacy of third parties and disclose the
identities of confidential sources. Names of Bureau agents
were among the items excised on the basis of 5 u.s . c .
552(b) (7 ) (C) . None of the information being withheld is
appropriate for discretionary release.
The Department Review Committee has completed its review
of the remaining classified information and determined that
it warrants continued classification under Executive Order
12356 , which was in effect at the time of its review.
Accordingly , this information continues to be exempt from
mandatory release   ~ the basis of 5 U. S . C. 552(b) (l) .
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If you are dissatisfied with my action on this appeal,
judicial review thereof is available to you as indicated
in our letter of November 29, 1978.
Sincerely,
Jonathan c. Rose
Assistant Attorney General
By:
Richard L. Huff, ector
Office of Information and Privacy
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Mr. A. J. Weberman
Independent Research Associates
6 Bleecker Street
New York, New York 10012
Dear Mr. Weberman:
U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washmgton. D. C. 205]5
FEB 2 2 1983
Reference is made to the letter dated February 7,
1983, directed to you from the Office of Information and
Privacy, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.,
concerning information pertaining to John Martino.
Enclosed are the documents as stated in the above
referenced letter.
Enclosure
Sincerely yours,
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James K. Hall, Chief
Freedom of Information-
Privacy Acts Section
Records Management Division
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF
Mr. A. J. Weberman
6 Bleecker Street
  D. C. 20535
New York , New York 10012
Dear Mr. Weberman:
February 8 , 1978
This is to acknowledge receipt of your
Freedom of Information-Privacy Acts request .
Documents relating to the subjects of your
request have been located and will be assigned for
processing at the earliest possible date.
Should you find it necessary to correspond
with us concerning this matter prior to release of
any documents, please refer to the following numbers
which have been assigned to your request:
Samuel F . Benton 54,742
John v. Martino 54,743
Your continued patience and understanding
are appreciated.
Sincerely yours ,
Clarence M. Kelley
Director
FBI I DOJ
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
June 19, 1979
Mr. A. J. Weberman
Independent Research Associates
6 Bleecker Street
New York, New York 10012
Dear Mr. Weberman:
This is in reference to your Freedom of Information-
Privacy Acts (FOIPA) request concerning the Armed Forces
of the Cuban Revolution (John Martino was a principal in
this group). A copy of your letter is enclosed. You were
advised on December 27, 1978, that documents relating to
the aforementioned subject had been located and would be
available for you in the Reading Room at FBI Headquarters
in washington, D. C.
In an effort to comply fully with your twofold
request, references relating to John Martino were compiled
in order to give you the opportunity to make the final
decision as to the relevance of this material to your request.
On May 16, 1979, you examined these references
in the Reading Room and determined that they were not pertinent
to your request.
With respect to the Armed Forces of the Cuban
Revolution, per se, repeated searches of the indices to
our central records system at FBI Headquarters failed to
surface any information identifiable with that aspect of
your subject.
Enclosure
Sincerely yours,
t < J ~   D . ~ ~ ~
David G. Flanders, Chief
Freedom of Information-Privacy
Acts Branch
Records Management Division
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OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE ATIORNEY GENERAL
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20530
Mr . Alan J . Weberman
Independent Research Associates
6 Bleecker Street
New York , New York 10012
Dear Mr . Weberman :
JUl. f 3 1919
Re : Appeal No . 9- 1302
You appealed from the action of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation pn your request for access to records pertaining
to Sud-Import- Export- Mexico City (John Martino) .
After careful consideration of your appeal , I have
decided to affirm the initial action in this case . Sud- Import-
Export-Mexico City is not the subject of a Bureau main file ,
but is alluded to briefly in one file , the subject of which is
another organization or individual . You were furnished only
the portions of that file which pertain to it. No page was
withheld from you in its entirety. Certain of the materials
are classified and I am affirming the denial of access to them
on the basis of 5 U. S . C. 552(b) (1) . These materials have been
referred to the Department Review Committee for review and
determination whether they warrant continued classification
under Executive Order 12065. You will be notified if the Com-
mittee ' s final decision results in the declassification of any
information. Other materials were properly withheld from you
pursuant to 5 U.S . C. 552(b) (7) (C) and (7) (D) . These pertain to
investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes,
the release of which would , respectively , constitute an unwar-
ranted invasion o f the personal privacy of third parties and
disclose the identities of confidential sources . None of the
material being withheld is appropriate for discretionary
release.
 
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Judicial review of my action on this appeal is available
to you in the United States District Court for the judicial
district in which you reside or have your principal place of
business, or in the District of Columbia, which is also where
the records you seek are located.
Sincerely ,
Michael J. Egan
Associate Attorney General
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OHICf OF THE ASSOCIAH ATTORNEY C[N(RAL
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JtlN 2 5 1979
Mr. Alan J. Weberman
Independent Research Associates
6 Bleecker Street
New York, New York 10012
Re : John Martino
Dear Mr . Weberman:
This is to advise you that your administrative appeal
Lo Lhc J\ssocLalc J\LLorney General from Lhc ncLion by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation on your
rcques L for informaLion from Llw files of the DeparLmenL of
JusLice was received by this Office on June 11, 1979.
This Office has a substantial backlog of pendin g appeals
received prior to yours and a shortage of attorneys . In an
attempt Lo afford each appellant equal and impartial treatment,
we have adopted a general practice of assigning appeals to
Office altorneys in the approximate order of receipt. Your
appeal has been assigned number 9-1302 . Please mention this
number in any future correspondence with this Office concerning
Lhis specific appeal.
Ue will notify you of the decision of the 1\.ssociaLc
ALLorney General on your appeal as soon as we can. !he
necessity of this delay is re6retted and your continuing
courLesy is apprcciaLed.
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tt·oce. Thi!J Ditut\tion ·.ras rectified on 20 June 1963 whon }
reported to ,JMWA vn t one Lw.s Mario CA.h""I'IN de Naci.m.iento· TillS - - · ·
pilot was knowledgeAble o! the south coast of
Province and could be recruited as an area guide.   w:x.s
to obtain further on this nnd on
21 July 1963 from CANTIN's threo sons that CAIITIN
h:.d gone to i!l 1!>53 on an as·sig:l!l!.ent • It
tuis point JMWAVE wns able to detcrmino thnt the Lula
of Operation idantlcal \71th Luis Uario •CANTIN de
N:.1 cbd.ento. On 24 Augut lSG3 \ nsked to check wi "th
C:Ht'TIU' s sons to seg ii they rccoivod any recent word on ·
i'z:thor's w!wrcsbc'.!ts. Thi!; action resulted in
Ct:.NT!ll's sons nt 530 S.l'l. 1st St:L"eet, Mia:ni, Florida.. CANTIN's
sons they bad not heard :fr01::1 thoir !ather
G Jul:!e 1963; there! ore, prcs\l!:led he wns dead. .. · . This
€ reporting did not give J»WAVE insight into the status
c .{ C;t·vh-. but it did reveal tb2t at least one member of
the infiltrntio:l group h:.td not returned to !ltam1 or
\Y:t th his fntdly as of 24 August 1953. (Field Com.ment: JJ..ftTAVE
  on Luis t.tn::rio the folloirlcg: .
L:.:.j CANTil! ue U;tci:aic:ct o, '- . ·- 28 Jnnu3ry. Luis CAI\'l'Ilt,
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tes SuoJect IJ:le of the :nen left l.liArni !or Cuba in the
1'irst d:a ys o::! June 1SG3 on a clandestice
b. 2G Augt:St 1963: On 26 August - I
l' Cported th.:l.t be h:.td been contacted in by Lnudeli:ln .'*PEtmZ,
the vti!c of EdU!Lrdo .. P.Er.EZ G-vnzllcz, a!cn Bayo, the leader of tlle
infiltrees on J ./stated that PEREZ
contacted him ehe aware of the fact that he
just rccc:1tly arrived_ in lali.a.al troc In ·view oftllis, .
l.h·s. PEiillZ he able to give her Gome news
to her huGb:tnd.. ·· _\ told t1rs. PEimZ that perhaps
1!-eni to :!>QUEVEDO, a Cuban employee at ,\tight h.."'l.ve knowledge
oi her Mrs. PSI'..EZ that : ... ) q-c.estion QuEVEDO
U.JOD his return to · l :i.c<f, 1! this information
ber bu.:; band, she would 11 ( ti:U.s _
1n.for:;ntion to Mrs. PE!!.EZ in iil::w.i. Mrs. PBREZ told _ l
th2t sl!-c   that her busband b..'\d gone to Cuba on so::1e operation
-which itvol ved J obn *CAR'!'Ii-:0, !:>orn 3 August 1911 in Atlantic City,
but · l{rs. PEREZ n:lde the point that she did not
t ue of tho operution. It was Mrs. PEREZ' that
huabaild h:\d never talked to her ab.cut tili.) possibility of his
staying in Cuba as a result of the 19S3 Mrs •
.. ··!?3nEZ of the opinion, th:l.t her husband· hnd not
to stay in lr..tt unexpected development hlld occurred'·
and her husband hnd changed his Bind at the last coaent nnd had
decided to atny in Cuba. The   prcdcccd by_.- -- ..
as a result of his with Mrs. PEREZ tended to indicnte
as of 26 Auguat 1g63 Mra. PEREZ had not received any
fnlon-..ation .fro::J. her husband. This negative reporting did not
status of the Oper:>.tion of
v;llnt they were doing in Cuba, but 1t .. did prcduce .relntivaly .- con- ·. ·.

elusive proof that the in1iltrecs had not roturned . to Uiami as of
26 August 1SG3. (Field . traces on Benito ' QUAVEDO
1·evc:1l the following: Benito QlJEVEDO,   /report o:t 16 Febrw:Lry
Subject is trust-worthy person for tho underground to
contact in Tarmmo, Oriente Province. Ue lived in . tho
di strict o! Juno Dia.z; was the ma.nnger o! the interests o:f Jo3e
PUYALS Orcs. H9 fought a.gninst 3atiat:... At .the and o:r the '
Revolution, persecuted by the ncbel Army ·for
lie hid in tho mountnins of Sngu.a de Tanntto with men· but no ams. ·.¥_ '-.
loc:1 t ion u:tknown. Beni t,o
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c. 21 Septel\)oor 1963: John liARTINO contncted
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on 12 Septci:nl>·er l9o3 in order to rc_port th.:lt mA.Rl'IliO had
:r.-:cei vcd u lt2t tcr frODt Victo:- *GAllCIA who vas employed at '
lottcr was dated 23 August 1963 and it
L''EREZ, aka &yo, anc1 his E4en bad recently tho "de:tth
o1. n nu.ml.)er ot 1::1iliti:\ JU2n and sa;ne nussinn in· 3 fire-
.fizilt plnce :1.t in Oriente Province. (Field
C-=r...u.-wnt: JliWAVE no information which would confirm £ueh n
:. .lre-f16h t.) Accordii.'lg to the C1ARCIA letter, Pmmz lost two 10.en in
tb19 f1l·o-t1ght. Th-e two nen wore as Rolaudo .CIRQD:qiGUAZ
'fbotr..'\.S *VAQUERO. It is assumoo tlut VAQUEno is identica.1
'Ji th Tho: .. ns VAGlJ-:ERO Tt:ts identl!iod i!l Rc:!eranco D. After th.e
action, P.mt:EZ rc>treated to the Uoa aren of Oriento. The GARCIA
tel· s lso stated tll!it PEREZ wns awni ting reintorccoonts he
that would be to h1m in
bv *CASl,!l.LO C:tbrera. UABTINO asked
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infiltrate CAS!'H.LO nnd his JUcn i ·t
1:J.\I:1'n;o cteter..dned thnt they 'Vere ready to go to Cuba to help
1-JEFJ::Z. tolcl l.!/H\'1'.:\NO that he doubted th':l t he could ..tobtain
:1 help for · in.i'i ltr:l tion of add! tioil!ll people into Cuba.
then thnt Victor GARCIA had orig1na1ly .written his
to one Andres *1'"J.:NEGAS who was residing in Miami. This
to in:fi 1 trnto into ' Cuba, and he had passed the ...
1 to C!STILLO v;ho .h.n
1
l pass0d the lettt2r to On-ce
  th::..t bas not too int-erested in filcili:..
t:'.tix;.g the in!iltrc:.tion oi ndd.ltioup.l :c€.n into Cuba to nid .PEREZ,
  broite off the conversation with • 'The information
from while not hard docs indicnte
1! tue letter from Gl\ECIA to VENEGAS is boria fide nnd not a
!abric;\tion preyarcd by JmnTINO, then there is nn iildicntion that
Eduardo PEn.EZ, Bayo, was sti1l . a1ive n.nd nctive in Cub:t ns
August l!)GJ. (Fielcl Cocment: JWAVE traces reveal the !ollowlog:
Victor no with of SAS/CE
ttr.cler the Victo-1" L. GARCIA del Rio stntiJlg Subject born
on 21 July 1924, Cuban G-2 ugent COil.n(..'Cted with . .. .. ), b) · Ang<!ll
Luis Cb.S'l'ILLO Cabrera, ACSI Source tl670, DPOB: 2 October 1924 in
;r· Cubn, Oriente Province. Under Angel Luis: CASTILLO,
[ , 21 Scptel.llber 1961; ... \SB07, 18 GeptemiJer 1962; WAVE-
13 cember 1962; AGE.u r . 9 September 1961 states
Subject c:c-Rcbel Array L:!.eutcnnnt. informant of ._ .1'1Gei(Jr :.
Report, 19 D-ecember 1962, st:1tes Subject, horn circ:1 1927,
i'C'V.gtt cJ.audesintely in Santiago de Cuba during Bntista regilnc,
joined 26th oi July nn4 a lieutenant under
ordo1· ot Com. l!ubert Matos. a'ls · bef9n tsin!:e 1961. &"ls
left and entcrt'd •   sc.-cTal times. · IIns the · con:plete con.fidence
of \ 6£yJ'r R.cz>ort .AA-1402, 1 Febn:.nry 1963 states ·he asong
tirst leaders -of Cub.an Na.tiooal.linta. lias ooen in lliltli since 14
or 1:3 January HH33. l't.Gport DD-368, 26 August HIG3, .states
t(la t nccording to l'tr. Subj ec·t tho person. who put PRP..EZ
(hcnd of the grot'P of exilesvJlo le::lt Ill.i&'lmi · !or CUba on a
ope1·atio.n) iu contLlct with John UARTlNO, the man
helped When Subject a Rebel o!ficcr in Cuba, he gnve
very cood t1•e:1 . to latter was ·in pr.ison .
dis:lppenred from and thnt he hns gone
to CXba through the vin· ;\S PEREZ Gonzale:z. and his nen. '-· ;:. •J. ·:: . • , • •
c) Andres VElillGAS, JMWAVE Pcrncnn.11ty File, A 12 143 273,.· DPOB: ..
2:> 1!323, Ceimanora, Cuba.; Address: 776 N1f 3rd Street. ·. ':·.:·
l!.lnai; Occupatio:l: lJocb.!l.nic, operator of "trailers. tractors: · ·
Subject was a stowaway on SS TlL'\NSCARIBBZlili ·from . ,'to· ·.
Charleston, South Carolinn; supplied in.formati.on regn.1•ding COJnruuists
workinz n:t - tfOA/Jf ) 3 lL'\y 1962
for . in!iltration into region of Montnnosa o:! Oriente
Province. Doth o! the above traces wero :round un<ler the p.ame
Andres Eugenio VRNEGAS Garcia.) ,.: ... ..:::- .. : ... ._ . ·-- .. .... :_ .·,.;
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Se;Jtember 1963. Thio report revealed tba t the ot
6 .SctJter.lber 1963 bad 1·evoa!ed tt4at /f($.£.vr. h!ld talked to Benito
QUEVEDO at -C '-'IJ-4 :u:d h:1d attempted to obtuin in.forra.ation
about bC.:unruo rn..fffiz, aJtn Bayo. QUEVEDO told ... /! .. . that
did not iuformntion about PEREZ' presence in CUba.
did tbnt his contncts in Oriento had told
h i ::1 there three co\Ulter-revolutionnry groups openting in
the l!oa • · de Tan.."l.mo, but QUEVRDO did not
if :lny of these group!l VTcre connectod with Eduardo PEREZ.
Ttte did not shed any light on the truo status of
t.!:w · Oper . .!. tion ':'c:!..lv,.4rln!i1 t1·ces, b-..tt 1 t did clari.ty the point that
not a well-informed scurcc relative to tho
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cy his :ontn.cts. His debrio.tiug was v.rritten Ui) in an !
report 19 October 1963. The essence of . lebricfin&
thO\t he hnd r.:ade a pc-r::;ou.al inTcatit;:\tion llis. \
ccntacts of tho   that nnyone nt bAd contact with
EC.u..irdo J.'JLREZ, aka Bayo. through the various courier xcecbJ\nizms
· · thnt work in :1nd out of ' As o. res-...1lt o£ this iDVestigation,
_ ! car:1e to the c<.•:lclusion that no one nt 'had "'ny ·
  ;;nowled&e of or coutact with EdUA::-uo P:iREZ. ' also
report2"J that he '\'7aG con·.'incotl th;tt Ben1 to Qu:EVEDO ns only passing
on ru:c:ors to Il1i::11ni n bout x:ctuardo l!E.REZ, but QUEVEDO clid not ba ve
nuy co.uricr with PlliU:Z. The T . • !report did
not fll.i'nish n.ny clear indication of the current status of the
inf.iltrccs, but it did establish tb:1t it wns
unlil::ely thnt nny nt ·. bad dire.ct contnct with Eduardo
PEREZ.
f. 20 Jnnuary 1964: _ _ that he
to Mrs. on 20 1964. In the courae of th:i.s
conversation, Mrs. hAd stated that she had not heard from
llcr husband in recent On the other hand, t!rs. PEREZ stnted
ti1at sh-e !recently talked w.!. th Nne in of the \
f;l'OUP while 1i2.cin wns in MlaDJi on from. _ -4 Allegedly,
Nncin told Mrs. that her was still alive and waG
in tho 0Ticcte hills. attempts to obtain infor-
t ion frCt!l No.cin vi:::. T othe1·a did not produce :loy ha.rd
inforrration ou Eduardo wherenbouts in Cuba. As result
1 t is concluded lfaci.D. did not have eny ha1·d intonsation on
Et.l'.t ... "l.rdo PEREZ but he was simply re;>ortin.g thoso ru.t.loro vhich were
?rcvalcnt at :
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3. Co:::meot: A review of the information rc.ported in para-
graph 2. abOve leads to the conclusion tnat in the June 1963
to 19fi4, Jl:l'IA\'l) has not obtained nny ha.rd intorQ.Iltion on
tho current etntu.s of those indivitlu.als who infiltr:1t.ed Cuba on
a't'Pr, This does reveal, ho".Tever, the
evidenco does indic2te that thesa in!iltrees Are
still opern ting in Oriente in the Sagu.41 de Tanamo area. -. This
conclusion is primarily on the !act thnt none ot the ,
infil trees have returned to Miami nud 'Q'O have not ·· received :nny - · · · ··
1:1forma tiou :!rom reporting sources wllich uould indicate tha.t
the in.filtrees had been killed or i.Elprisoned. ·.·· As a
res ult of this neGative reporting, JMWAVE can only· conclude tnat
the analysis which wns prev iou.sly reported in Reference .A. ·waG _ ..
correct, i.e., the who P,."'\rticipated in Qoerntion    
did not have nny Soviet c ontacts but the3• developed a story nbout
notional Soviet contacts in order to davelop nn operational pro-
posal \illich wns designed to obtain for them trllnsportntion,·· . c;trms,
o.od in!ilt:ration into Cub2. via the good o:t1ices . If : .. ,. :
informntion becomos relative to P?eration ·
t will be .to1·wnr<.1ed at appropriate intervals •.. · .. .. J'}:: ' ·:. ··
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XND OF DISPATCll . .
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Mr. W. C. Sullivan cf4ti?!'!I!Pj nAi l'.: YebrG&r7
' 1 -Mr. Rosen
' I & llf.!:[t- Mr. Sullivan
Mr • w • A. bL - Mr. Malley
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t 1 - . E. Lenihan
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SUBJECT LEE HARVEY OSWALD •   !m"Omf.A!!:>lf • H. Nasca 1
IS - R - CUBA · · ·· ' L. L. Andersqffi f W  
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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has furnished a memorandum

Liaison channels indicating that to a confidential
nd reliable source whose sources are Harvey Oswald
llegedly was telephonically in contact with MI-6 (Cuban intelligence)
rom a private home in Miami, Florida. Further allegations indicate
[
\Jack Ruby,

  of Ohswaldk, vana, Cubia, to make . .t r.'
•a shady dea w th as n , w o wor s w1t an commun sts and was •
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a dope pusher used by the communists; that a friend of the source "-·

claims there is more to Marina Oswald than meets the eyej that '
Marguerite Oswald, mother of is an old-line communist;. and
that to the United was part of a 1\
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CIA has confidential advised that of 've
' data is Hede Massing, a resident of New York Cit known to the BU
1 and CIA as no objection to this Bureau's ng£ber and adi sin
that the information furnished(§? her to CIA had been furnishe;{ to
the FBI.   / I

Bureau files reveal Massing is f ormer Soviet agent who
n 1938. She has been utilized by CIA and has been a source of r;
nformation of the New York Office since 1947 concerning Soviet espi@age.,!
By letter 2-4-64 captioned "Foreign Polit i cal Matters - Cuba, IS - 'II
Cuba", New York submitted information furnished by Massing concernin J,
John Martino and Nathaniel and Sylvia Weyl, which information was si lar
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to that also furnished by CIA in the above-mentioned memorandum; o
however, the data concerning Oswald and Rub'l
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aeoye apparently was \jl
furnished to the New York Office by )fU..) S
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John Martino is apparently identical to John Vincent Martino,
an electronics manufacturer in Miami who was imprisoned by Fidel Castro
in Cuba from 7/59 to 10/62. Martino has previously been interviewed
by Miami, at which time he pretended greater knowledge of Cuban affairs I
than he actually possessed. He statements
made concerning Lee Harvey Oswald we
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re based on . information received ( &q
LLA:hco B£C-Z6 _-- /' I
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EXEMPT fl. .J.!L- . y- . DOCUMENT.
DATE D LA£s1f:)JCCA1JON EFI NITE 8,0 v .t: ' "ctl } _.
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from unidentified Cuban aliens and he had no firsthand know1edge or
information concernin Oswald. The unnamed individual in Miami
by memorandum could possibly be
Memphis and Miami offices are presently conducting additional
investigation concerning Martino based on statements reportedly
made by him which appeared in "Press - Scimitar" newspaper in Memphis
entitled, "Oswald Was Paid Gunman for Castro , Visitor Says." This
article stated in part we know that Lee Harvey Oswald was in Mexico
and that he left from a clandestine airport in Yucatan for Cuba and
was there for the week of October 4, year not indicated.
By, airtel 2-26-64, New York was instructed to
  for all information in her
he Oswald matter specifically ascertain basis for all statements
ade by her to immediately set forth additional leads necessary[)(\
o definitely these allegations. Memphis and Miami were (!A.}
also instructed to immediately advise status of investigation concerning
Martino. You will be kept appropriately advised of pertinent I f1
developments in this matter. t..t J 1
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, TO : DIRECTOR , FBI (105- 82555) ,
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FROM : SAC , NEW c:3K (10 5- 38431) (P)
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SUBJECT LEE HARVEY OSWALD (
.\ IS- R-CUBA C
(00: DALLAS)
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Enclosed herewith a re 10 copies for the Burea and
2 copies for of a forth results of intervieW 0
on 3131/64 ourMe/-of of the NYO .
The confidentia+-sou in the attached LHM
as is indicated above, UjED' ' source of information,
who has furnished the NYO relia le information in the oast . She
' is concealed at her request . l)v - i l
It is noted thatUJEDL that the
mation contained in the was given to her by DON
and the only other person (£resent was EVINE ' s wife LA..-
It is therefore , that the information j
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by MASSIN§.J>l!' handled i n   is ] !,.,
as the source ,\f./ DElfAstl P ()
ON ' 2..3 -c- '() •' \.'.
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SUBJECT:
LEE HARVEY OS\·1ALD
IS-R-CUBA

Re airtel to the Bureau, dated 2/6/64,
regarding alleged allegations by JOHN
Enclosed to the Bureau and Dallas are two
copies respectively of a letterhead memorandum, dated and
captioned as above.
JOHN MARTINO during interviet·1 on February 15,
1964, related how, in October, 1959, he was being transferred
from Vivac Prison to Principe Prison at Havana and the
military guard, a Lieutenant JOSE MEDINA, brought him to the
American Embassy in Havana. At the tmbae:sy, according to
MARTINO, he v-1as hopeful of either taking asylum or of being
admitted to a hospital because of a bleeding ulcer condition.
He said that the American Consul s , ho'Y1ever) naming HUGH
KESSLER and (FNU) both nov1 deceased, refused to help
him. and requested not to cause any trouble for the United
States Embassy, but to be a good American citizen and proceed
to the prison. MARTINO possessed copies of considerable
correspondence by U.S. Senators directed to the State Department
relative to the aforementioned incident of MARTINO's visit
to the Embassy in Havana in October, 1959. MARTINO advised
that his book "I v1as CASTRO's Prisoner" contained a chapter
which he said pertained to this "co\Jardice" in the U.S.
Embassy.
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During the course of interview, r-fARTINO made
various claims of access to information concan1ing matters
inside Cuba through his unidentified sources . It was
pointed out to hun if he were receiving reliable and
authentic information, it should be properly furnished to
the United States Government and not simply diverted into
lee ture material. He thereupon s t:a ted that he regularly
furnished this information to J. of Hashington,
D.C. This is believed to be the for d1e Senate
Committee on Internal Security.
MARTINO alRo claimed that during the Sumner of 1963
her personally led a mission which infiltrated Cuba and
returned to Florida. He said that this mission t·1as performed
upon the instructions of the Defense Department at  
D.C.) after he had furnished infurmation making such an
infiltration desirable. He intimated that the purpose of the
mission t'las to bring out Russians. He declined to furnish
more specific details on this matter.
During the interview at MAJ.l.TINO' s residence,
MARTINO introduced to the agents Cuban exile,
FELIPE VIDAL SANT:tAGO > who is the subject of Bufile 105-85523,
l>iiami"'" £iie 105-6466. VIDAL has been active in anti-CASTRO
activities and may be one of the "W1identificd" sources of
MARTINO's information on Cuban matters.
HiRTINO revealed that he is a close friend of
_l1J1]!_l!_CHAN/N, reporter for the "Pompano Beach> Florida,
Sun-Sentinel." Miami report., dated JanUDry 25, 1964, in
this case is devoted to an article by BUCHANAN, which
set forth irresponsible statements concerning the FBI and
activities of OStvAIJ). MARTINO stated he is sure that
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LEE HARVEY OOWALD had been in Miami because Jll1 BUCHANAN bad
told him that his brother, .JERRJ had been in a
fight with OSl-lALD at Mi.mni OSt.zAhD tried to join a group
of anti-CASTRO "Freedom Fighters.'' MARTINO said BUCILJ\NAN
told him this was a true fact and that NARTINO could use
it in his lee tures .
The Miami Office does not contemplate efforts to
locate JERRY BUCHANAN for concerning the foregoing
claim in view of the fact there has been no evidence developed
that OSWAI.J) t11as ever in Hiami and also in via·7 of the fact
the unreli.ability of Jll-1 BUCHANAN has been self evident in
the past.
With respect to the alleged prostitute in Mexico
City, whom MARTINO stated was kept ''under wraps" because
of her knowledge of the activities of LEE HARVEY OSWAW,
this is an apparent reference to SYL.YIA mentioned in
Miami report, dated January 23, 1964, in this case.
'
With respect to the statement by MARTDiO that Dr.
JOSE ANTONIO CAMRGA was arrested in Hexico City for - ·
publishing infomtion hoatile to CASTRO in connection wlth
the assassination of President KENNEDY, this CABARGA appears
identical with the CAl\1\RGA mentioned in Hiami teletype to
the Bureau, dated Novcraber 25 nnd 26, 1963, in the caption
"ASSASS TION OF PRES !DENT JOlllJ F.   NOVill-ffiER 22 , 196 3;
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MARTINO furnished the photostat of an article
taitten by him under the caption "CUBA AND THE KENNEDY
ASSASS !NATION." 11118 article appeared in the December 21,
1963, edition of '
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Washington, D.C. No study of this article is being Wlder-
taken inasmuch as it appears to contain no authentic or
specific information relative to tl1e assassination, but
rather consists of some speculation, opinion, and non-
original information.
Mr. MARTINO stated that he, himself, did not know
LEE llARVEY CEWALD and be knew no one who was personally
acquainted t ~ i t h OStVALD.
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RE: l£E OSWALD
105-82555
For the information of New York John Martino, referred
to in enclosed memorandum is apparently identical to John Vincent
an electronics manufacturer in Miami who was imprisoned
by Fide!£astro in Cuba from 7/59 to 10/62. Martino has previously
ocen interviewed by Hdami at which time he pretended greater knowledge
of Cuban affairs than he actually possessed. He also indicated
previous statements made concerning captioned subject was based on L)
information received from unidentified Cuban aliens and he had no
firsthand knotrledgc or infonnation concerninz subject. The unnamed
individual in Miami referred to on page 2 of CIA memorandum could
possibly be Martino. This should be definitely pinned down.
Dy airtel 2/11/64 I·lemphis and Mia.t:li WES"e instructed to
conduct additional investigation and surep concernina statement5
reportedly made by Martino which appeared in

 
newspaper in )lemphis enti tied •oswald Was Paid GWlDan for Castro, U
Visitor This article stated in part we know that subject
was in Mexico. We know that he left from a clandestine airport in
Yucatan for Cuba and was there the week of October year not
indicated.
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TO: Cliff Fenton
FROM: Fonzl & Gonzeles
RE: John Mertlno <supplement)
(This Is e supplementel memorendum to that of October 4, 1977.
I t I s b e sed on e sec on d I n t e r v I e w w I t h r s . J o h n Me r t I no : · ·
end eddltlonal lnformetlon supplied by her son Edward
Martino.)
Mrs. John Martino was re-lntervlewed at her home at 2326
Alton Road,Miaml Beech, on October 5, 1977, et 6:30 p.m.
She had previously errenged for her son, Edward, 31, to
be present. He Is e psychology teacher et Nova University
In Browerd County. He Is the son who traveled to Cube
wlth his father when he was arrested by Castro on July 23.
1959. He was teken from his hotel room by Castro ml lltla,
held briefly, released end permitted to return to Miami.
His father wes not releesed untl I October 7,  
Mrs. Martino seld that she had hed eddltlonal thoughts
ebout someone we hed esked her ebout -- e ''Fred" from
Fort Worth -- whom she hed previously seld she had no
knowledge of her husband's essoclatlon with. She hes
since, she seld, found e name In her husbend's telephone
book which refreshed her memory. The name she found was
listed es Fred Cleasen, with telephone numbers listed
es : 817-624=3751 end 206-772-4033.
On finding the name In the telephone book, Mrs. Mertlno
said she eel led her son VIncent Martino, who worke for
Bred ley Publ lcetlons In New York City and who has access
to a WATTS I lne. He tried both telephone numbers, she
seld, end told her both numbers were out of service. Mrs.
Martino now says she remembers Fred Claasen as being
Involved with her fete husband In trying to set I bul l*tproof
vests to the Guatemelen government.
When asked about Alan Roth's statement that John Martino
once worked In Las Veges, both Mrs. Martino end Edward
denied thet was so. Edward Martino seld he did not think
his fether wes ever In the West until he started his lecture
circuit efter he wes releesed from Cuben prison.
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that he saw Lee Harvey Oswald handing out Fair Play
For Cuba pamphlets In New Orleaas. He said It was
a coincidence his father was In New Orleans that dey
on his lecture clrcutt. Edward said he did not know
whether or not his father also saw the Incident Involving
Oswald and Carlo$ Brlnguler, but the latter's name was
not famll tar to him.
Asked of any knowledge of John Martino's contacts with
the CIA or FBI, Mrs. Martino said that representatives
from both agencies came to their home frequently for
two months following her husband's release from prison.
It happened to be at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis
and they were Interested, she said, on what Information
her husband could provide about the missiles. She does
not recal I the names of any FBI agents who questioned
her husband, but she recal Is one CIA agent as being
named only   R i p ~ ~ · and described hU1 as being husky,
about 5'10" WTth brown h••r cut In a short, military style.
When asked If she had ever had any contact with Merlta
Lorenz, Mrs. Martino said she remembers meeting her at
the home of her and her husband's friend, an Irving Cardin,
owner of Cobbs Fruit Company In Miami. Cardin has since
committed suicide. [In an Interview last year, Lorenz
described Cardin as one of the financial backers of anti-Castro
activity.) Mrs. Martino said her first meeting with
Lorenz was sometime before her husband was released from
prleon In 1.962. She said Lorenz leiter became Cardin's
girlfriend, but that was before shelbecame Perez Jimenez's
nlstr.,ss. Mrs. Martino said she knew of no details of
Lorenz's anti-Castro activities.
Mrs. Martino, In speaking of her husband's release from
Cuban prleon, said she was directed to an attorney named
Dr. Fernando Colomar after the original attorney she hired
''became afraid " and dropped the case. She said she was
directed to Colomar by a friend, Gustavo Aleman, who knew
Hugh Kessler In the American Embassy In Havana. Mrs.
Martino sald that Colomer Jeter told her she didn't ha ve
to pay him because he was being paid by Kessler to also
defend four other Americans, the group Involving Daniel
Carswell, the CIA agent who had been arrested for bugging
thecQa• Chinese news service. (Mrs. Martino said Colomar
came to Miami and worked for the State Department after the
o,y of Pigs; Gustavo Aleman Is somewhere In Los Angeles.)
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end memorebll Ia left by her tete husband. Included
were:
-Airl lne ticket receipts dated September 27,
for New Orleans and Charles and October 27, 1963,
for Delles.
-A schedule .from the Speakers Bureau, Brookfield,
Mass., Indicating: September 30, 1963: Houston-Auston;
October I, 1963: Deltas; October 2, 1963: Austin; October
3, 1963: Houston; October 4, 1963: New Orleens-Miaml.
-A note deted October I, 1963, Dalles, Amerlcen
Opinion Forum speech contact: Beth Anderson Rachel,
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-A brochure from Wide World lecture Bureeu, 18 E. 48th
Street, New York City, 212-Pl-2-7747. W. Werner,
President; El lzebeth Brown, VIce President.
- -A letter deted December 9, 1964, from Robert K. Brown,
"Editor & Publisher" of Panther Publlcetlons, Box 369,
Boulder, Celorddo. Brown requests lnformetlon from Martino
regerdlng "the CP seizure of the CTC." He also refers to
en ertlcle he wrote In the Jenuery [1963?] Issue of
Gun World. He mentions he Is e manuscript on
"S''idlers of Fortuneuln the Carrlbeen." [Brown Is mentioned
In CD I 107.]
Also examined wes e telephone book kept by John Martino.
Among the names In the book are:
  1th e w 8 u r k h o I z : w : 8 54 - 0 2 2 6 ; h : 8 6 4- 2 2 2 0 [ M r s • a r t I n o
did not know his connection with her husbend.]
-David Cabeza 605 SW I lth St.- 856-4870. [Described by
Mrs. Martino es having knowledge of Cuben missiles end
es being "enother petrlot." She says he Is now somewhere
In Central America.
-Howard Davis - 271-8700 [A close associate of Jerry
Petrick Hemming and also Involved In the early stetes of
Operation Red Cross (the Bay-Pawley affair).]
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-Nathaniel Weyl - 1-278-3824 . [This Is the lest known
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husband's col leborator.]
-John Cummins - "Newsdey" [Mrs . Martino said he Is
a reporter who got In touch with her husband after he
was released from prison and seld he thought he could
help get the "other prisoners" (Carswell et el1) out
else because he knew Donovan. Cummins Is now working
very closely with Jerry Patrick Hemming In
news stories regarding the Army's use of germ warfare.
Hemming hes recommended him to Fonzl as a possible
on the Select Committee's staff. Hemming
has also said Cummins In Da l on November
22, 196J, "by coincidence."]
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ectober 4, 1977
TO: Cliff Fenton
FROM: Fonzl & Gonzales
Re: J oh n Ma rtino
( Re f e r e nce : Memorandum of Bel f o rd La.,lson, /l. ug ust 29, 1977 ,· .
r e Cub., n Co nnection.)
SYNOPS IS: An anonymous informant na med " Fred " from Fort
Worth cal led the Comm itt ee seve r a l times and Indicat ed a
close r e lation s hi p with the lat e John Fred sa i d
that Ma rtino told him he "wo r ked for t he CI.A" a nd that
Kennedy was kil l ed by anti-Ca s tro Cuba ns. said
th e assassins knew the motorcade rout e be f o r e they went
t o Da llas . Fred said that Ma rtino ' s widow would have
knowledge o f such information. Fred a l so suggested t hat
a f o r me r emp l oyer of Ma rtino , Plan Poth, would pr ovide
Information. On being Intervi ewed , t-' r s . John
denied her husba nd ever had a ny associa tion with the r i A,
but p r od uc ed of her husband's assoc iat es who were
lnvolved in CIA ope rations. She said her husband was
a rres t ed by Cas tro in Cuba beca use he was mis t aken for a
Navy Comma nd e r with the same She prod uced materia l
which Indic a ted her hus ba nd had g ive n l ec tur es c lai min9
that Cas tro was invo lved In the Ke nn edy assassination.
Fo r me r ewp loyers Alan Roth a nd son Ke nn e th Ro th said, when
interviewed, that Ma rtino t o ld the m he had been involved
In CIA ope ration s . They sa id th ey be lieve Ma rtino was
r e lat ed to boss .An ge l o Bruno o f Fhi I ade l phia . They
provided informa ti on of poss ibl e i nvo lvement In
gun dea ling . Th ey could pr o vid e no i nfo r ma ti on of Ma rtino 's
involveme nt in o r know l ed ge o f th e Ken nedy assassina ti on.
The y p r ov ided informat i on whi ch Indic a t es the poss i ble
i de ntit y of "F r ed.''
BACKGROUND : J o hn Vin ce nt v1 as bor n August 3, 19 11,
In At l a ntic City, N.J. He died Aug us t 3 , 19 75 of na tu ral
ca uses in   Beach, Fl a. He was ma rri ed t o t he former
Florence WI II lard in   1936 in 1·1i ami Beach . Prior to
go in g t o Cuba, he was in th e electronics bus in ess, associa t ed
with S irri a Payson of Long Isl a nd, r eoa irin g s l ot and vend i ng
rn cas 1nos a nd t ot a l machi nes at r ace tracks.
He was a rres t ed by Cas tro in Cuba on Ju l y 23, 1959 and
r e I e a s e d on 0 c t o b e r 7 , I 9 6 2 • vi h i I e i n p r I s on h e rr e t a n d
assoc i a t ed with Cap t. VIi II lam t-1o r gan , \vho had bee n invol ved
with Organized Cri me fi gu r es in an ti- Cas tro p l o t s; and
Dan i e l Ca r swe ll, cap tur ed C U ope rative r e l eased in Ap ril, 1963 .
When '..1a rtino wr ot e 2 book titl e d "I \'las Cast ro' s
Pri sone r," pub li s hed in Augus t, 1963 by ne vin-Adair Co .,
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For severa l years, t.ta rtlno ga ve anti- Cas tro lectures
around the country, sponsored of t en by the John 9 irch
Society and other o r ga nizations. Fol l owinc
the Ken n edy assass in ation, according to Commission -
Doc uments 561, 657 and 662 , was involved in .
promul ga ting uncorroborated rumors of Oswa ld' s invo lveme nt
with pro-Castro associates in Miami, and Ha van a.
According to So ldier of Fo rtune magazine ( Sp rin£ , 19 76) ,
Martino was· Involved in wh a t was termed th e "Bayo-Pawley
Affair, " (Operation Red Cr oss ), a CI A-endorsed effort t o
exflltrate two Russian missi l e technician s from Cu ba In
early 196 3. The operation was reputedly designed to
embarrass President Kennedy. Mentioned in the article,
b e s i d e s W i I I i a rr P a w I e y , a r e J e r r y P a t r i c k He m m i n g , H o a r d
Davis, Jerry Buchanan, and Frank Fiorini ( Sturg i s ).
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Mrs. John Ma rtino was int e rviewed at her at 2326 A lto n
R o a d , 1•1 i am i 8 e a c h , o n S e p t em be r 2 9 , I 9 7 7 , b y F o n z i a n d
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Vicki C iri g l lano of Atlantic City who Mrs. Ma rtino said
wa s her n i ece .
said she coul d n o t reca ll her husband know ing
anyo ne named "Fred" from Forth \'l orth or Da llas . She said
her hu s band never had an y assoc iation with the C I A o r any
o t h e r I n t e I I I g e n c e a g e n c y • \•/ h e n a s k e c i f s h e k n e w i f he r
husba nd had kn owled ge of in t he
Kennedy assassinat i on , she p roduced a copy of her husband's
book, a review o f it r ep rinted in the Co n g ress ional Re cord
of September 23, 1963, and a n article writt en by her hu sband
for f-luman Events of December 2 1, 1963, all of which
indicated that Cas tro was r espon s i b l e for Ken n edy ' s
assassination .
M r s . f'.i a r t i no s a i d s h e h a d o t h e r p u b I I c a t i o n s , doc u n en t s a n d
r eco rd s o f he r l ate hu sba nd "somewh e r e ups t a irs" b ut which
she indi ca ted wou ld be t oo much trou b l e t o find at the monen t.
Vrs. fJa rtino sa id tha t her husband's co ll abor a t o r, Nathaniel
Weyl, has tape recordin gs o f her husband's recollections.
She sa id she h as bee n try in g t o I oca t e f.l r. Wey I, who u sed t o
live in De lray Bea ch, F l a. , but has been unsuccessf ul.
r • We y I , · s he sa i d , a I so h a s t he Memo i r s of t he I ate W i I I i aM
wh o committed suicide early this yea r.
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Al a n Ro t h a nd hi s son Ke nn e t h Ro t h were I nterviewed on
29 , 19 77, at the ir offi ces a t Fir s t Na ti ona l
Impo rt & Expo rt Co . and First Na tiona l Pe al Es t a t e
Co mpan y , 2 52 I B I s c a y n e Bo u I e va r d , M l aM i
Jl. l a n F.o th sa id : " I knew J o hnny from ba c k in ' 32 whe n he
wa s s e nt Atlanti c Cit y . r ep r ese nt e d a s tri p of
So uth Beac h r e al e state a nd leas ed a f ew p l aces f o r
b in go and s l ot ma c hin es , which we r e l ega l t he n. J ohn ny
was se nt down Atl a ntic City a nd put in c ha r ge o f
r epa irs . La t e r, whe n the nex t I hea rd, he was I n
Las Vegas . "
Ke nn e th Po t h sa id : " J o hnn y was s up po sed t o have been
r e l a t e d t o Pn ge l o 9run o , hi s b r oth e r-in-l aw o r some t hin s .
He a l ways t o ld me he had r e l a tive s bu t he al ways
sa i d he ne ve r wa nted t o have a nyt h in g t o do wit h t hem. ' '
A I a n Rot h s a i d t t- a t t-1 a r t i n o "w a s a r o u n d me d o i n g o d d
a nd en d jobs " whe n he was b u i I d i n g the De a u v i I I e Hot e I
in Ha va na . Ro th sa id he l eased t he c as i no i n t he hot e l
t o Sa ntos Tr a ffic a nte a nd h i s Eva ri s to Ga r cia .
Rot h sa i d go t In tro ub l e wit h Cas tro beca use
He " was do in s; t h in gs" f o r a coup l e
co ntract o r s whose name he co ul d n't
invo lved i n a nti- Cas tro activit y .
was a rres t ed , he sa i d .
o f Cuba n br o t he r s ,
r eca I I, who we r e
Tha t' s wh y
Ke nnth Roth sa id Ma rtino t o ld h1 m he go ne o n ope r a ti ons
with t he CI A t o Cuba , but p r o vi ded no de t ai I s . Pft e r
Martino r e turne d fr om p ri so n I n Cuba , Ro t h sa i d, he
beca n.e ' ve r y c l ose wit h f o r me r Ambassador WI I I i arr. Pawley .
The oot hs sa i d Ma rti no was a l so c l ose to a re puted GI A
aqe nt named Da vi d Cabe ze Sul a, l as t known t o be i n the
i mpo rt- expo rt bu s in ess in Hondu r a s . {,An I nd ex ca r d indica t e d
a t e l epho ne nunbe r o f 805- 2 77 i n Ho nduras .)
Th e Ro t hs sa i d f!. a rtlno .,,as sent t o Guat ema l a to ' l ook af t e r "
t he ir acco unt s f r om t he ir r ea l es t a t e int e r es t s
t he r e . became ve r v fri e nd l v wi t h Jo r ae Ma l danado ,
th e sec r eta r y t o t he vi ce pr es i den t . o f   and ____ __
was in vo lv ed in seve r a l dea l s , includ in 9 t he sa l e of
b ull e t pr oo f ves t s a nd g un s.
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bull e t pr oof ves t s dea l wi th was Fr ed Claasen,
l as t known add r ess : 2407 N. Clint on, Fo rt Wo rt h , Te xa s,
76 106,
Invo lved wi t h Ma rtino i n some g un - dea l s ( poss i b l y no t
con s ummated) was Bl II Stetz, l as t known address:
4 160 NW 79t h Ave nue , Mi ami ( 592 - 2807 ) .
The Ro t hs sa i d t ha t tr ied on ce to make a dea l
invo l vl ns     k in d o f mac h i ne g un s " In Gua t ema l a and
t ha t his contact wa s someone i n Fo rt la ude r da l e, but
th ey co ul d r ec a ll no ad d i ti o na l de t a il s .
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EXPLANATION OF EXEMPTIONS
SUBSECTIONS OF TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 552
information which is currently and properly classified pursuant to Executive
Order 12065 in the interest of the national defense or foreign policy,
for example, information involving intelligence sources or methods
materials related solely to the internal rules and practices of the FBI
information specifically exempted from disclosure by statute (see continuation
page)
privileged or confidential information obtained from a person, usually
involving commercial or financial matters
inter-agency or intra-agency documents which are not available through
discovery proceedings during litigation; documents, the disclosure of
which would have an inhibitive effect upon the development of policy and
administrative direction; or documents which represent the work product
of an attorney-client relationship
materials contained in sensitive records such as personnel or medical
files, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted
invasion of personal privacy
investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes, the disclosure
of which would: (A) interfere with law enforcement proceedings, including
pending investigations; (B) deprive a person of the right to a fair trial
or an impartial adjudication, or give one party of a controversy an undue
advantage by exclusive access to such information; (C) constitute an un-
warranted invasion of the personal privacy of another person; (D) reveal
the identity of a confidential source or reveal confidential information
furnished only by the confidential source; (E) disclose investigative
techniques and procedures, thereby impairing their future effectiveness;
and (F) endanger the life or physical safety of law enforcement personnel
information collected by Government regulatory agencies from financial
institutions
geological and geophysical information, including maps, produced by private
companies and filed by them with Government agencies.
SUBSECTIONS OF TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE. SECTION 552a
information compiled in reasonable anticipation of a civil action proceeding
material reporting investigative efforts pertaining to the enforcement
of criminal law including efforts to prevent, control, or reduce crime
or apprehend criminals, except records of arrest
information which is currently and properly classified pursuant to Executive
Order 12065 in the interest of the national defense or foreign policy,
for example, information involving intelligence sources or methods
investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes, other than
criminal, which would reveal the identity of an individual who has furnished
information pursuant to a promise that his identity would be held in confidence
material maintained in connection with providing protective services to the
President of the United States or any other individual pursuant to the
authority of Title 18, United States Code, Section 3056
required by statute to be maintained and used solely as statistical records
investigatory material compiled solely for the purpose of determining
suitability eligibility, or qualifications for Federal civilian employment
or for access to classified information, the disclosure of which would
reveal the identity of the person who furnished information pursuant to
a promise that his identity would be held in confidence
testing or examination material used to determine individual qualifications
for appointment or promotion in Federal Government service the release
of which would compromise the testing or examination process
material used to determine potential for promotion in the armed services,
the disclosure of which would reveal the identity of the person who furnished
the material pursuant to a promise that his identity would be held in
confidence,
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FEDEBAL BUBEAU OF INVESTIGATION
•taai, l'lorida
l'ebruary 25, 1969
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It should be aoted that BOIARD UBB, Realty
Corporation, 11575 NW 7th Avenue, Miaai, 1s an old
reliable real estate fir. in Miaai.
General Developaent Corporation is one of the
largest and best known land developaent coapanies 1D
Florida. This is a reputable .ultiaillion dollar orcanization.
In 1960 the coapany was subject of a feature
article in •Life" aagazine depicting its activities.
General Developaent Corporation bas developed
auch known Florida projects as Port Charlotte, Port
St. Lucie and Port Malabar. Its atock 1s liated on Aaerican
Stock Exchange.
On February 14, 1969,
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1Dfor•tion:
This firm carries on an intensive cooperative
brokerage business with approxi.ately 200 independent
brokers in the country and in Latin Aaerican countries.
anyone or
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area by Web Realty
when he was fired.
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which developaent coapany bas
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Turnpike Acres
at 2521 Biscayne
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Webb Realty custoaers after be ae cOiipYabe.f?
ike Acres:
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because he had proven dishonest
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been contacted by who wished to work :for hia. She
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CorporatioD prior :for ber. She has since heard
they were very dissatisfied with him and fired hia. She
said this probably accounts :for the General
contract :foras which are being used.
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She advised that Lauderdale-Maples Turnpike
Acres was organized a few years ago as a developaent
coapany to sell land along "Alligator Alley", the toll
road froa Fort Lauderdale to Maples. She did not Jmow.1
the beads of this coapa1 y but bad beard that one DNHETB
BOTH was connected with it.
She bas never beard of MARTIHO or the
known as ONCA. up
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On February 14, 1968,
Geneaal Develop.ent Internationa , .,
Coral Way, Miami, Florida, advised that this coapany
handles all foreign sales for General Developaent Corporation
and he knew that several years ago the coapany bad aoae
agreement with a broker in Guateaala. However, tbey bave
bad no representative there for over a year and have never
bad any connection with Lauderdale-Maples Turnpike Acres, @
Inc or or MARTINO or ROTH. Be said he bad never '\
beard of t--. individuals or the coapanies.
Be said no one bas autbori ty to be using
Developaent contract forms in Guateaala at tb• present ll
tiae and would not have bad for over a year•.
Be said---bad never been eaployed 1n. b t(
a foreign but aay bave · -
worked as a local agent.
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On February 14, 1969, General
Developaent Corporation, 2828 Co y, M a , Florida,
from a review of her records, advised that MARTINO and
BOTH have never been eaployed by the coapany and that
the coapany bas no connection with Lauderdale-Naples
Turnpike Acres, Inc. or ONCA.
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Checks at credit bureau and law enforceaent
agencies reflect nothing else which is in addition to
inforaation already set forth for MARTINO.
and at
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report dated January 14,
uderdale-Kaples Turnpike Acres,
2325 Biscayne Boulevard, Miaai, telephone 305-374-
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PAYKEKTS
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JEKNETB w. BOTH - President
SAUL COHEN - Vice President
ALLAN ROTH - Secretary-Treasurer
Directors - The Officers
The report follows:
Due to the nature of operatioDS
•ubject obtains aajority of purchases on a
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LEE HARVEY OSWALD (!)
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INTERNAL SECURITY - CUBA
conspiracy trial of subject had begun in CUba and the prosecution was
demanding a twenty-year sentence. The Cuban GOr•ernment reportedly
has charged the subject with plotting against t . . e gotJernment. The
subject Identified himself as president of the Neptune Flectronics
c_o.!!JP.tPJ.Y of Long Is land City, Nt!7o J!i :;.r.d, or Ide;.. ifc dec iared
f,-.;.c; ;; e, ;c..: t?t.c triu.l got wU.:er &;J;;;.Jj. £in 12/16/59 the
abo.fJe-mentioned news sertJice reported that the subject's trial had b
ended at 2 a.m. and that the fJerdict had not been announced. It ts
noted thut the subject Is an American hatJing been born B/3/11 at
At_lantic City, New Jersey.
indicate that in July, 1959, Legat, HatJana, reported
subject was arrested . ?/23/59 by Cuban authorities and
hatJing entered Cuba in pritJate plane without permission.- In thie
connection, U. s. Embassy representative, Havana, advised Legat subject
actually entered Cuba from Miami via commercial on ?/23/59 and r
proceeded to pritJate home to deliuer personal message to friend. · ..tt
this home subject met wife of Esteban Ventura, former Batista Police -
official accused of heinous crimes during Batista regime. Embcssy also
aduised subject, reportedly close friend of many former Batjsta
officials and American gamblers, had made preulous trips to Cuba and
originally came to Cuba to establish business. SUbject also reportedly
engaged in smuggling uenture inuoltJing movement of automobiles and eggs··
through Cuban port of Martel (about twenty miles from Havana) with
Rolando Afas1errer. Alasferrer is presently prominent anti-Castro
residing In Miami. Subject approached an Embassy source regarding --._
source's acting as _·house physician for .house of prostitution _,
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subjtJct wa s doptJ adiict... On 10/20759 Legat, Ha vana, furnishtJCl a . 9.Qpy of
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On Mr. JOSE 11. BORRERO, Econo•ic Sec""tion of the Embassy ·
introduced a Cuban friend, GUSTAVO ALEMAN, . who had just been released ;·
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ATRCCITIES TJlAT WOULD MAKE YOUR STAND ON END• ARE BEING
CARP.IEO OUT AGAINST ANTI-CASTRO PRISONERS RESIST COMMUNIST
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SAID ONE OF THE WORST CASTRO ATROCITIES TOOK PLACE
APRIL 23,. IN LA CAEANA PRISON WHEN THAN 1,600  
RJCTED IN AGAINST TO FORCE TO ATTEND
INDOCTRINATION
•GUJRDS ROUNDED UP THE 200 RINCLEAtERS AND fORCED THEM TO RUN
A.C:M1ILET WITH 40 GUARDS ON EACH SitE WHO VICIOUSLY BEAT TKEP1
WITH BAYONETS RIFLE BUTTS AND CHAINS AND TnREW THEM INTO
AN OUTDOOR Pit ANY MEDICAL MARTINO SAID, ADDING
THAT ONE or THE RINGLEADERS, A ONE-lEGGED MAN, SUBSEQUENTLY WAS
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IN.HAVANA TO DO BUSINESS FOR ENGINEERING FIRM. HE
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October 22, 1S
Conduct requested lnvestlgation and subn11t results In
letterhead memorandum ln quintuplicate to re;;.ch the
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RE: JOHN VINCENT MARTINO
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The records of the Identification Division of the
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captioned individual under FBI Number 1083283, as of October 26,
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A N£W YORK-MIAMI MANUFACTURER ACCUSED OF
PLOTTING TO SMUGGLE REFUGEES OUT OF CUBA RESTED TODAY iN THI OF
A "REVOLUTIONARY TRIBUNAl.• CONSll)£RING GOVi.Rt-.MLNT DEMANDS THAT HE BE /
SENT TO PRlSaN FOR 20 YEARS. (J
THE FIVE-HOUR TRIAL Of JCHN   ENDED AT 2 A.M. IT WAS NOT
CIRTAIN IMMEDIATELY HOW SOON WOULD BE ANNOUNCED.
MARTINO DDNIEU GUILT REPEATEDLY AND SOMETIMES
COMING CLOSE TO TEARS.
"1 AM A GOOD MAN
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IN THIS SORT Cf • . .
BARELY FOUR HOURS BEFCRE THE MARTINO TRIAL BEGAN ANOTHER
REVOLUTIONARY TRIBUNAL SITTlhG IN A MOVIE HOUSE AT CAMP
LI Bi.RTY HAD SENTENCED MAJ • HUBERT A FORMER COMRADE IN ARMS Of

PENALTY .FOR MATOS VHO
WAS CHARCID WITH TRLASON WHEN HI PROTESTED AGAINST WHAT ME
COMMUNIST Of CASTRO'$
THE COURT SENTENCED 21 CO-DEfENDANTS IN THE MATOS CASE TO PRISON
FOR TERMS RANGING FROM TWO TO SEVIN YEARS. THIRTElN OTHERS WERE
ACQUITTED. -
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PUBLIC. RELIABLE SOURCES SAID HE IS ACCUSED OF SLIPPING INTO CUBA r
A LICHT PLANE HOPING TO SMUGGLE OUT THE WIFE AND CHILDREN OF OUSTI
BATISTA'S POLIC[ CHIEf, [STEVAN VENTURA.
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" HAVANA, Dec. 16 (UPI)-The fate of a'New York-Mfami manufacturer accused of plot-
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mediately how soon the Roa said Cuba will ask Port .
v e r d i c t would be an- . gal to extradite ousted dl .
nounced. Mr. 'Martino de- tator Fulgenclo Batista u a
nied his guilt repeatedly "common criminal"
and emotionally,
times coming close to
tears.
tour hours before I
the Martino trial began. an-
other revolutionary tribunal
at Havana's Camp Liberty
had Maj . Hubert
Matos, a former comrade-In-
arms of Premier Fidel Castro,
to 20 years' lmprtsonment.
The prosecution had de-
manded the death penalty for
Sr. Matos, who was charged
with treason when be pro-
tested agai.nst what he called
communist lntlltration of Cas·
tro' s revolutionary re2ime.
The court sentenced 21 co-
de!endanu In the Matos case
to prison tor terms
from two to seven years. Thir·
teen. others were acquitted.
Francisco Lone B e r t o t.
Matos' defense attorney, called '
t h e sentence a2alnst him
"monstrous."
The government's charges
against Mr. Martino never
have been made public. Re-
liable sources said he Is ac-
! cused o! slipping Into Cuba 1n
. a light plane, hoping to smug
; gle out the wife and children
of ousted ex-President Ful-
gencio Batista's pollee chleL
Estevan Ventura. who now
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Roman Catholic prelate o!
Havana, said he knew notRiJ
of a reported plan by Preml
Castro to give Cuba a n
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he Vatican.
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rAn cr A YCRK-"'IAMI !'1At>UfACTUPH Accurro cr I
TTII\G TC S'IUGCLE RHUGHS CUT rr CUBA PESTED TC'DAY II\ THE HN,DS i('f
A REVCLUTICI\APY TPIBUI\AL" CCI\ot:ID£PII\G DE'!AI\DS THAT HE 8[
SEI\T TC FCP 20 YEAPS.. -
ili-t: riVE-HCUP TPI AL CF J('Hti "'APPI\C EI\DfD AT 2 A.M. IT WAS 1\C'T
CEnAH l"P1EDIAHLY 1-iCW SCCt. THE V F'D!CT WCULD P.E AM.;C!Jf\CfD.
. MACTil\C DEl\IfD HH GUILT PEPEATEDLY AAD E"!CTict\ALLY, SC"!ETIMES
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LIEEPTY HAD '!AJ. HUE'EPT '!ATCS
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• PH!'IU:P CA!'TP.C TC 2J HAPS' I"'P"lHI\'1ff<T.
THE HAD DE"'MDED THE DEATH PEl\ALTY. FCP '!ATCS
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WAS [!; III iii TPEASCI\ lr/1-iEI\ HE PFCTESHD AGAII\ST WHAT H CALLED
Il\FILTFATICl\ CF CASTPC'S PEVCLUTICI\APY FEGI'IE.
ThE CCUPT Hl\Hl\GfD 21 CC-DfFEl\DAl\TS THE "!ATCS CAH TC PPHCl\
fC'R TE.P'1S FMGII\G FFOI TWC TC HVU. YEAPS. THIRTEEN CTHERS WERE \
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II\ A LIGHT PLAHt HCPII\G TC S'IUGCLE CUT THE lriiH AI\D CHILD!'[}; Cf cunrD
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. MARTINO, U,S, [L[CTRONICS [XP[RT FROM NEW YORK
\f AMI t TON I 'HT VAS SENTEN C [J) BY A VAR C RIP!ES T RI BUN AL TO 13 YEARS . \
SONMENT FOR CONSPIRING; TO SMUGG;L[ TM£ fAMILY OF A •wAR L-Y
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t · Mortino, of 2326 Alton .
·:has been under treatment for
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: Martino,. -4:9, wu convicted.-
of trying to smuggle persons t
:out of Cuba and of earryinc I
a bond of the White Rose Soci.
ety an anti·Castro &TOUP in
·the' United State1. i
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. n, Ed"ard, were arrea9
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aa.j. by pollee. I
Martino w a 1 tried 1n
Havana'! La Cabana fortrus. ;·
SofialrCisneros, a pOlice un·
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day night that Mutino had·
i come to Cuba to amu&gle out I
a former 'lieilcbman of ousted .
; Dictator Fulgencio Batista. The -
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OJban courta Friday 1110
r. Ordered a resumption ot t1r-,
f: Jng justice for two Cu-
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: 'I11e p.tir, ex-Anny Corporalt
Lara· Crespo and former
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"THE. MIAMI HERALD"
December 19, 1959
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The Capital News Service• on 12/15/59
conspiracy trial of subject had begun in Cuba and the prosecution was
demanding a twenty-year sentence. The Cuban Go1•ernment reportedly
has charged the subject with plotting against t .. e government. The
subject Identified himself as president of the. /VeptztJ"l.e Flectronics
C:_O.!!PC¥1Y of Long Island City, Ne-to York, ('nti Mi :..;.;i
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abo:oe-menttoned news service reported that the subject's trial had b
ended at 2 a.m. and that the verdict had not been announced. It ts
noted thut the subject is an American having been born B/J/11
At_lant ic City
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Indicate that in July
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was arrested . ?/23/59 by Cuban authorities and ac
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anti-Castro activlties.
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u. s. after spending 40 110ntbs ai a Cuban prison. SubJect
was described as a partner In an electronics fira and Lad
been in Havana on a .one-da1 business trip when arrested.
Promptly lnteniew Martino for any pertinent · .
fntoi'Qation be may have. Of particular Interest would be
the details of his confinement including treatment rccciYed
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John Martino, 58, of Miami Beach, Fla., returned to this
country late Sunday after 5'pendinr 40 mont.lu In a Cuban
prison. Martlno was a partner In an electronics firm
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JOHN VINCENT MARTINO
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Enclosed herewith are 14 copies of a letterhead
memo, dated and captioned as above. Nine copies are
for Bufile on Military and Naval Matters; IS - CUBA, and
the other five are for subject of this file, if desired.
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.. _·.. ',:- numerous occasions with AlAN COURTNEY on the radio program, ; ': •.
· ·' and be pretends to know a great deal more about Cuban
·-· .· intelligence, political affairs and military matters than
  be actually does. Be does not show any good knowledge of
:·--- .. the Spanish language, and be apparently could not
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people have approached him, and are prepared to work with
him in the preparation of a book._ . . . .· . _

The day following the interview of subject, the
Agent to whom this matter was assigned became ill, and
was absent from work untill0/29/62.
Since is of no further interest, either
as a or a subject, to tbe Miami Office, his
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Auguat of 1959, reported on the arrest of JOHN
48, resident of 2326 Alton Road, a United Statea J
who waa being held priaoner in Cuba. According to
newspaper reporta, he was accuaed of alipping into Cuba _,-
with hia thirteen-year-old aon, in a private plane, •• part
of an anti-CASTRO plot. Both father and eon were told I
that their Pan American Airvaya (PAA) ticketa and Cub&a ·
touriat carda were "counterfeit." a a reported that
the boy waa turned over to Mrs. HELE RTINO, hi a mother,
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by HUGH KESSLER, United State.a in Havana. After
be bad been held four days and nights, it vas reported bia · •
presence vas discovered by accident when KESSLER viaited the
prison on another matter.
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Aa late a a Auguat 26, 1959, "Herald" Staff Writer
JAMES BUCHANAN reported that JOHN MARTINO, e lectronica . .
promoter jailed by the Cuban govertJment, vaa still beina . ··
questioned about everythin& "from airplane a to Mt\SFERR.Rll".
Thia reported that Mt\RTINO was nabbed by police
at a privaie home with aeveral Cubana, including the wife
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former Havana Cl!i!!f under tbe
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On October 9, 1962, the press reported that
Mt\RTINO bad returned to the United Statea after apendina
f o.r:ty montha in a Cuban prison. He was described aa a
partner in an· electronic• firm, vho bad been in Havana on
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several occasions on the AlAN COURTNEY radio shaw, Miami
Radio Station WQAK.
JOHN VINCENT MARTINO was interviewed by Special
• Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at
Miami Beach, Florida, on October 18, 1962, at which time
he furnished the following information:
He stated in February of 1959, he bad called
AlAN COURTNEY, whose radio show consists of answering
telephone calla concerning almost any controversial
subject, with the statements of both COURTNEY and the
caller being broadcast on the radio. MARTINO stated he
bad told COURTNEY that FIDEL CASTRO was a communist.
Thereafter, many people called COURTNEY to denounce
Jlt\RTINO as a liar and a radical. Jlt\RTINO stated he krlev
some of these people, who were pro-CASTRO, bad denounced
him to the CASTRO police, because it vas on his next trip
to Havana in July of 1959, that he was arrested by the
Cuban police. Be reiterated the denials he bad made ia
August of 1959, that he bad entered Cuba by a private
plane, or that be bad intended to rescue or assist in tbe
rescue of any former BATISTA supporters.
COMMUNIST LEADERS IN CUBAN PRISONS
MARTINO stated be might have been released mucD
po1sa1.oly in 1959, if he had not talked to a
Be stated this man was head of one of the


in Havana, and is nov one of the leading communists
in the Cuban .. governm.nt. MARTIN.O thought this indiV!·d·ual
vas anti-communist, +nd MARTINO bad told him that CASTRO and
many of the people aiound him were communist. .
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brother of-ia a
in Cuban  
who ia the
ODIIIIOIJillt and a Ueutenant
Jlo\RTINO to see
him when he waa being he the Caat de Atares Prison,
and attempted to make a deal with him. Be talked about how b1 c..
well the revolutuawas going, and endeavored to convince
MARTINO that he could be an important businessman in Cuba.
MARTINO allegedly bad a generator which is subject
to patent and is a brushless generator; he allegedly had
one such generator in operation in an ice cream truck
in the United States, and the Cubans were very interested
in obtaining the secrets for the manufacture of is
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because he felt his guarantees of payment were
· o quate.
TRFATMElfi' WITHIN CUBAN PRISONS
MARTINO stated he is not a drug addict, but that
he did need a certain prescription containing narcotics for
a long-existing kidney ailment. Be was most generally without
this medicine, even when the United States Embassy was still
in Havana, and at Principe Prison, he was held fourteen
months in a very small room with twelve ID other
• men. Be stated his normal weight was 150 pounds, and when
he was finally released he weighed 93 pounda.
La Cabana
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Fortress, andfullowing Playa Gironrattempted
he was moved into the death cella,.. ·A new man
charge there said since he was an''American,
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and painful death. 'l'hia individual waa
MARTINO stated he received abaolutely
kidney diaeaae from that point
Subsequently, vbo ia supposed to be
bead of all Cuban doctors in Cuban prisons, had MARTIRO
transferred to a military hospital. Be stated there were
two guards at :his door with machine guns and one beside bia
bed. No transfer was made of the eaae file of his medical
history, and vben he was receiving no
attention at all, •lllllllllllllllwhom described ·
as a "big black hater of North Americana",
he bad been sent there at the expreaa orders otllllllllf
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MARTINO waa removed from La Cabana Fortress, and
went to the G-2 headquarters for two days. These were then
located at the infamoua quarters Fifth Avenue and
14th Street. After two daya of use and constant interrogatio ,
vas transferred back bana Fortreaa. At
La Cabana Fortress, a ted vas aent as a
direct representative of stated that
everybody makes mistakes, and made a mistake ia
the ease of were. deavoring to help
those mistakes ........ told he was going to be
sent back to his family. MARTINO stated he was held overnight
in the Cuban immigration lock-up, and ·o"tJ the following
morning he was rushed out to Rancho Boyeroa Xirport, where
Cuban G-2 endeavored to put him aboard PAA, but PAA would
not accept him because he bad no proof he was a United
States citizen. After a brief consultation, he was again
taken out to Rancho Boyeros Airport, and loaded on the
second flight of PAA to the United States, over the
objections of PAA.
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! J of September, 1962. One f these was a former Colonel ia
• I the BATISTA Army, ALVAR R LLES. Alao, a Lieutenarie;-
o-ame· unkDavn,·-who bad of a tank group very eloae
to CASTRO, was counterrevolutionary activitiea
and executed. . / b
f. EXECUTION OF WILLIAM MORGAN AND SORI .
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MI\RTikJ statsd he sAW tbe cubans execute. WILLIAM
and aa they were abot immediately behind
\ / s cell La Cabana Fortreas. He stated WILLIAM
/ MORGAN bore up very well to the very time of execution,. but
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'executed by automatic gunfire fired into his chest and bead.
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SORI to witness the execution of HUMBERTO SaRI MARIN.
MI\RTINO atated he bad seeD young women, very old
. j women, pregnant women, nuns and priests sleeping in the
:. .. __ rain in the patio of the prison. He atated all of those
who were not enthusiastically with the Cuban government
were treated as if they were inanimate objecta.
A normal routine occurred about 2:00 or 3:00 AK
almost every night in the prison. Guards would enter
with bayonets fixed and run everybody out of the cella,
alleging that the cella bad to be searched to findcontraband
weapons and articles for escape. These searches were
frequently made when it was and the priaonera were
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then left out in the patio in their 1horts for the remainder
of the and were further left there to bake in the
tropical aun until 4:00 or 5:00 PM the next afternoon •
he Yell for
the latt.er wa11 in   of Prin·dpe Prilo'!l. atate i•
£t in any that he peraonally
--kill uven mel! g:Jnfire in Principe
PTison. Ee vei!ted hi• b.ate upon tb.e prilonera witb a
machine gun,   a big a.nd riot wheD
some of the prison burned.
MAR':INO alleged t::b.er-= i• an important narcotic•
traffi<:: • deali!!g !!pedfica lly w!.<::l:i< lbieroil!l• being operated
between ani the he bad
no spe•d.fic: i:nfor.:nation to any of thote operating
auch traffic.
MARTINO alleged the anti-CASTRO groups in
the pris:nu are freqo;ently infiltrat-ed by G-2 Agents put i!.,t
into the priion for th.at
MARTINO stated there h one b 7 C-
who is a i:a a big neat
Nations (UN) Build.lDg, ,fk;il y,;;-rk City 111.1ppoudly
handle1 for the Fpir Play for (FPCC).
MARTINO allegedly thii from the ex-Colonel YARGOLLES
just before the latter wae eJre>C;'-'te-d •
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Another irtdirld\Ull in lA C£bana Fortreea waa
onellllllll who va• • and tent to the Cnited Statea
for the purpose of aetting up propagAnda activity for
FmEL CAS'rR.O. Re VB! to have l!et up "Prenaa
Latina" for CASTRO in Cub.i. o MAR'!'INO had no 1peeific
information a• to hov thii! individual might be
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two indi rea aD vbo had
formerly worked Naval BaaeD and were mixed ·
the mooey They are both
...... is a &ndllllli• a Cuban. are both
political • nov orient and indoctrinate
prisoner• at La Cabana rort ret•.
M!N!NG OF TEE PRISONS
MARTINO La Cabana Fortreaa ia
definitely mioed with He believe• Principe
Priaon and Modelo Pr!ton on the   of Pinea are alao
mined. He decLired hAc cablea and the atieka
of dynamite at La Gabans • and are separate
cbargea beneath eell
TORTURE IN T2E PRI SONS
MAR'!'l:tJO at ated a nu:nber of aa.:all atBlla
aimilar to a b•::>ot h, about 3
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1' tall. Pri•onera are put into atall• and are unable to
ait down. Air into the atall and the
plaee is made frigid. the air are then removed
and 500 watt bulb• inatallerl and the plaee becomea an
almoat unbearable Yofe.atbox. Pri•cce:ra. are •ometke• ordered
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executed, and a guard a machine gun loaded with
blank• into the box or atall and firea a whole clip.
For aeveral houra tbe priaoner ia unable to hear.
MARTINO atated the • • definitely run
La Cabana Fortreaa, and he feel• they exerciMe
administrative control over any political in
Principe Priaon. He a£1d the • dre&a aa Cuban
Milit iamen, and at Cabana Fortre••, are directly in
charge of the   radio, intercom and a
large radar acreen.
· The Cuban w:':!.o ia t he euppoeed bead of L!l Cabana b
Fortreas ia one- baa bragsed about hia viait 7C-
to Russia, ia about 20 yeara of age, and told MARTINO, when
he learned t hat he ret urned to t he Uni t ed St atea,
that "when you see tell him we'll be there aoon
with about t<wo hundred million and Ruaaian•"•
M!LltARY EQUIPMENT
Since confined durimg all of bia atay
in Cuba, be only knew be beard from ot her Cubaca confined
and charged with eount errevolut ionary a ctivitiea. He haa
heard that Cuba bat 590 Rus s ian tanka of tbe "St alin" el&aa, moat
of whieh are of 1942 or 1943 They auppoae dly have
eight "JAC" bomber•!) which MA.RTINO at At ed be did not knov
how to otherwiae t hat they are auppoaedly
medium-ranged jet pr opelled. He at £t ed he bad heard
juat before leaving Cuba, from a who va• euppoae dly
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dr&v, FIDEL CAS!RO   • to go dtf'arn in biat ory aa the
firat man to bomb the eontinental United Statea.
PROPERTY OF FBI - ia loaned to
you by the FBIP and neither it nor are to be
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information b7 a Dr of Havana, Cub& .a. Dr. ·· aSTIE · · .
flrat aet MARTINO- out ten aontha ago when KARTIRO · ·
at the Hotel Deau'fllle, Havana, wbere Dr. ESTEVEZ la tllot•,. • J
·. . ;. At that tiae lie treated MABTIIfO for a   t J
·. ":! '-: After treatin1 biaa, Dr. SSTEVEZ becaae frlencU7 witb· • ·
aur Ilia ·quite frequentl7. MARTINO baa aac!e twel'fe to &lad 1\
-: ;:,., ;: 'flalta to Cuba a1nce Janua.r7 1, 1959. .&ccordin to Df. LL
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CUba to establi•h a branch of bla Radio-Pa&e Corporation ,
waa lD trouble ln 1f1Sed States reea.rd1nc income tax , . ·
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·:- • with po to obt• lllforutlon and that be would be releaeed ·
=t ."' Jaelg   to 1 Government otflclala eoncernlDI Jala ccm.- ..
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I requested that Miami advise of any inforaation readily available to -
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"- depart•ent, indicatin& or revolutionary act1vit1
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••• • • <• . '.. !'he "Washington Capital News • 12/ZS/59 repor-b
consplracJI tr tal of subject had begun In CUba and the prosecut ton uas 7<
deftandlng a s•ntenc•• The Cuban OOrcrnnent reportedlM
l&aa charged thtt subject JDtth plotting against t : .• goZJ•rnm•nt. n.
•ubj•ct tdentlflm himself as pr•sldtmt of the. /leptrUte Flttctro11tc•
llflftliGIIII o" Long TelGnd N,., To,.1t, r"rf

.l'lorldu. llfl dwc la,.ed
1:.1 • • t,.cJ tr t""'l IJU t, wU.:er On 12/16/.$9 tla•
abo.ve-111enttoned serulce reported that th• subject '• trial hiJd b
ended at 2 a ••• and that the verdict had not been announced. It t• 7C
noted thut the subject Is an htertcan having been born 8/j/ll
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Legat, Havana, reported
subJ•ct JDas arrested . ?/23/59 bg Cuban authorities and accused.-9;
haZJing •ntered Cuba In private plane JDtthout per111lsston• In thle
connection, U. s. EmbassJI representative, Havana, adZJtsed Legat subject
actuallJI entered Cuba jro• JLiami uta co112merctal • on ?/23/.59 and · ;
. proceeded to priPate hoae to del lver personal •essage to frltJn4. ·
.. thta holfte subject IDife of Esteban Ventura, fo.raer Bat lsta po11c··--
offlclal accused of heinous crimes during Batista regime. Embcssg
advised subject, reportedlJI clos• friend of 1Aa11JI
officials and Alfterlcan flaiiJbltJrs, had previous trips to Cuba and ·
ortginallJI came to CUba to •stabllsh business. SUbject also reportedlg
.. · .ngaged tn smuggling venture tnZJolvlng •ovement of auto•ob1lea and •ggs ..
through Cuban port ofJtartel (about twentJI atles tro• Havana)
_Rolando JfasYerrer. Jfasferrer Is presentlg prolfttnent anti-Castro ezll•
' · · r•sldtng In Jlla..l. Subject approached an ElnbassJI aourc• regarding · - _ ·
: .. · . source's acting phgstctan Jhouse of prostltut'ton. ,#!u/JJecCi .
plannlltl to open tn ·Cuba. • • ·•• . \:.. ... -
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. : .. · 9/24/S9 u:-8. Etnbass]J lue,   Indicated
_ 111as dope adlict!' On 10/20759 Legat, Havana, furnished '!. oJ
subject '• fingerprints. · 1 -;_, .· •. ,.,
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01 llr • .JOSE 11. BORRERO, Econo•ic sec'tion of Ealbua7 . :"
introduced a Cuban .friend,·   • .• who bad just been .• releaaecf .:/\
froa castillo Atares Prisou·._..t;_,.. Al.P.Alf   _he J
aee MARTINO the last week he was in     ... ,
··continues to b& imprison!d and is _•ecltcal ,
ao•e 1:1nd of nephri'tiJIC:a .
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"imGB D. KESSLER, Protection Officer· of AJierican Embassy
9-24-59, he is aware ot MARTIXO'a condition; hia princ (1) ·
t ..trouble appeA;re to &tell! from the fact that be ia a dope adcltct . ·. !
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OD 10-12-59, the Embassy it like to ·koow .lf
any arrest record for the SUbject in the Identification Dtyia
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requested that Miami advise of any inforaation readily aYa1lable to
r the office, through indices search and inquiry at local police (.
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depart•ent, indicatin& or revolutionar7
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' - The .,ashlngton Capital Nf!lDs • on 12/15/59 reporWb
consplracv trial of subject had begun In Cuba and the prosecution uas 1<
deftandlng a twentv-uear sentence. The Cuban GOrernment reportedll/
has chc.rged the subject ulth plotting against t .. e gouerfiJflent. n.
subject identified himself as president of the. Neptune Flectrcmlcs
COIII,pQI'Il/ of T.onr1 rgzgnlf CUll( N.-tl Tor11', rntf Klw.;l
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.l'lorldu. T/11 dwelarell
't.l; c;,. •• _.le't.ti t.-...u;;.;,,c;; ..,.; t .. <J t.rt ... l cot • Cin 12/16/59 the
abo:oe-mentloned nf!lDs service reported that the subject's trial 1&atf
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ended at 2 a.11. and that the verdict had not be•n announced. It ts b7C
noted the subject Is an American having been born 8/J/11
At_lant lc Clt]/
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: Indicate that in Julv, 1959, L41gat, Havana, reported
subject uas arrested . 7/23/59 bu Cuban authorttt.s and accusedJJf
having entered Cuba In private plane ulthout per•lsslon.- In thle
connection, U. S. Embassv representative, Havana, advised Legat subject
actuallJI entered Cuba fro• lli0111l via cotnmerclal on 7/23/59 and · ,
. proceeded to private hoae to deltver personal 11essage to friend.;' 'At
.. this ho111e subject 111et ulfe of Esteban Ventura, foraer Batista po1tce·-
offlclal accused of heinous crimes during Batista regl111e. Embcss11 also
advised subject, reportedll/ close friend of 1Aa111/ for111er BatJsta _
officials and American had 111ade previous trips to Cuba and
_ orlglnallJI to Cuba to establish business. Subject also reportedZJI
·.,gaged In smuggling venture Involving 11ovement of auto1110blles and •ggs'
through Cuban port of Jlarlel (about twent11 •lles fro• Havana) ulth
.. Rolando Jlas'1err•r. Nasferrer Is presentl11 pro11tnent anti-Castro
residing In Jllaat. Subject approached an Embass11 source regarding -- ·
. sourc•'s acting as_·house phJislcian for _hous• of prostitution
planned to open In Cuba. . . • :; :_ .. ,:.., - T1•
. - •. . "'!7iii -9/24/:19 u;- B. Embass11_ repr•!';ntat lve,. . tndlcahd
· :subJect rz/as dop• adiict.. On 10/20759 Legat, Havana, furnished '!. pQpJI o;
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MARTIJfO wa• alao eD1acect lD a -.uccllDC YeDtare wt.tb II&SPU•n ··-.
•. . - the •ovemeot of and •cca tbroaala t•• CUbua
· .• of llarlel about JO all•• BaY••• •'- $ .•. --• ..
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... : -· •ouae pbJ•lciu for a •ouae of proatttutloD which IIAJlTIIIO ·:--:. . .<> .• '-"
. . -:: ·.· .: planDed to open aear tbe DeauYllle Botel • .   c.: .. :.- :
.:·:-.. ·- frlen and businea• ••ociate ill tbe 1Jnited ltate• .. •
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·:·. =: ·. . lacluding 111• two brother•, were atroDc •u.pporter• of Prlae llini•
· ·: · PIDBL CASTRO Rt7Z aDd that IIi• two brother• are lD tlae
. aevolution&rJ ArmJ. Dr. ZSTEVEZ added that lai8 90nveraatloaa , · . .
· with police official• leeS Ilia to believe that IIARTIRO waa
""-. .·, belct onlJ to obtain information a.ncS that lae would be l'eleaaed
· . lf iae desired to tell Government official• concerninc Ill• COD-
..... : . tact•. MARTINO la preaentlJ confiDed to the Chief of Poll" :;
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1159, b7 tl»e Cuban Be•olutloD&rJ tU.iL: Jwel._VI :;t'tit 14 ·-.. .-·:.
aoD. EDWARD, ••• deta1De4 the Ialii ' ·
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C&D • via Pan Amerle&D nicht 1r011 1Uaa1
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at .1:45ll'.ll.,jtD JulJ 23, 1959. Be waa accoaapallled bJ lila aoa, .• :-·
· KDWARD. -;.JIARTIMO atated he weDt to a prlYate laoae to dellYer a ·.
to a frlen4 and there aet a WOC&D naaed SOPI&. .
Be .. •a• at·llt• llotel. !'he WOil&.D "BOPll" wa• ldeD-
t1f1e4 i.s 11r8;. 80FI •. rife of the Dotorloua • •
pollee 'c>fficer, · - r 5STEBAN VB!n'VRA PRO, who waa ODe of tile
police accused of Y&r10U8 'eiDOUa criaea durlDC the Batlata ·
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llr. •tated he wa• turnlahe4 the_follodac .
1Dformatlon b7 a of Havana, Dr. ·· •STDU · .
firat aet MARTINO aontha aco wben MARTINO wa• •ta7lDC
at the Hotel Deauvllle, Havana, where Dr. &STEVBZ tbe .llotel
. - phJalclaza. At that tlae he treated MABTIIlO for a kid.De7 allaent.
·. Aiter treatlDI Ilia, Dr. 8STEVEZ becaae frleDcUJ with 'IIA.RTIHO and
&aJr hi• .qult• trequeDtlJ. MARTINO baa aade twelve to tourteea
;:, :,:: v1alta to Cuba aiDce Januar7 1, 1959. Acco,rdin to '*· &STEVKZ, .


IOJtTINO waa a cloae friend ofaan1 fonaer ae ra of ._be
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aucb u ESTEBA.R VENTURA, JtOLA. .
:: senator &Dd polltlcal C&Dpter), . RC
:» or CUb&.DYJJJ JDtelllcence), a.nd Ol a&DJ er1ca l&mblera nell
. ·· := SANTOS , Top troe Tampa, .. .
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::· · -:-.. · • AccorcUnc to Dr. &STBVBZ, MARTINO orlglnal.lJ ca.ae to
.: ;. CUba to establi•h a braDch of hi• Rac.Uo-Pa1e CorporatloD u •• . .
·• waa tn .trouble • 1Dcome taz •att
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