This report comes after the end of the Cuban Revolution in 1959. Its perspective represents a similar view of the United States as the previous Cuban Intelligence report. Originally written in Spanish, this report refers to Americans with the derogatory term “yanki,” meaning Yankee, and discussing the presence of rebels and mercenaries in Central and Latin America.
The report begins by revealing the main training center of these “adventurers,” “war criminals,” “renegades,” and “riffraff,” the Dominican Republic. The report’s tone of disgust at this seeming betrayal of the anti-imperialistic ideas sweeping South America emphasizes the political tension between Cuba and the United States.
“Cuban G-2 (military intelligence), “Report on mercenary camps and bases in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Florida” (forwarded to Cuban President Osvaldo Dorticos Torrado),” January 12, 1961, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Released by Cuban Government for 22-24 March 2001 conference (“Bay of Pigs: 40 Years After”) in Havana. Translated by National Security Archive. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/115184.