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Ruben Fulgencio Bastia Conspired with Castro to Take Over Cuba

Prelude to Communism: Corruption, Persecution of Catholics, and Creation of the Castro Myth

Castro's July 26th Publicity Stunt

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Ruben Fulgencio Bastia Conspired with Castro to Take Over Cuba

"The absolute bankers for reasons of racism when they need an emperor, they always prefer one that vilifies all that is not rooted in their sect. They would impudently use their money to advance him without merits just for being a trusted coreligionist. This was the case with Napoleon, Stalin, the Roosevelt cousins, Castro and the Jewish Popes they have raised to power in the Vatican.

Ruben Fulgencio Batista-Zaldivar was born on September 12, 1899 in the neighborhood of Veguitas, Municipality of Banes in Oriente Province in Cuba. He later changed his name to Fulgencio. Saint Fulgencio was the brother of Saint Florentina in Cartagena Andalusia-Spain, in the VII century. The Batista family, whose origin is Cartagena Spain, founded the only church in Banes Municipality dedicated to Saint Florentina. Veguitas as well as Duruthy in Banes Municipality had been part of Retrete neighborhood where the church of Florentina was located. Veguitas was a Tobacco growing region where Belisario, Batista’s father, practiced this trade. There were 2,000 urban farms and 1,000 rural farms in Banes Municipality [County] one of these rural properties belonged to Batista’s family. In Banes in 1900 everyone was a distinguish man as in the rural culture of the 19th Century. Havana was a small town in the XIX Century with no wealthy suburbs and aristocrats.

Forty percent of the bananas consumed in New York came from Banes before 1900. United Fruit began producing sugar in Banes and Mayari Municipalities in 1901. United Fruit had their sugar mills Preston and Boston in Banes Municipality too. Banes was a privilege Municipality with 45 public schools, 3 private schools, water supply, drainage, macadam paved streets, ice factory, a hospital, distribution of milk, public beaches, music band and private societies since the beginning of 1900. The Banes’ ports of Sama, Gibara and Retrete are famous for the smuggling of slaves and illegal immigrants into Cuba since 1750. (430-432a)

Batista’s father Belisarius Batista-Palermo was a Spaniard baptized in Andalusia. The most important man in the Sama neighborhood in Banes Municipality was Don Juan de Mata-Batista, son of the daughter of Francisco Batista. In the neighborhood of Retrete, the wealthiest family was that of Batista.

Don Miguel Batista had the richest lumber farm in the neighborhood of Yaguajay, in the Municipality of Banes. Antonio Batista, first cousin of Belisarius, was the most successful merchant of Banes in 1890. He was also a fraternal brother in the Gironde Lodge in Banes. Blas Batista had the most successful store in Banes city in 1904. There was even a Mayor of Banes named Batista. Banes Municipality had 20,000 people and 5000 houses in 1899. (430-432a-432b)

The family of Belisarius’s mother the Jewish Palermo family was from Sicily Italy. The name Palermo is very common among the MAFIA Jews of Sicily. Belisarius moved to Guiras in Banes to supervise sugar cane cutters in 1901. In Banes, the cane cutters were always black and supervisors were always white.

Usually the supervisors were also contractors because the companies did not contract Jamaican and Haitian cutters themselves. In Banes there were no Chinese nor native Taine Cubans. Both Belisarius and his oldest son Fulgencio worked for the United Fruit Company, UFC.

Batista's mother Carmela Zaldivar-Gonzalez died in 1915. She had a sister Candida in Holguin married to the distinguish family of Almagro. Both names Batista and Zaldivar were well-rooted names in the area of Banes among storeowners. Eligio and Jose Zaldivar, relatives of Carmela, were great businesspersons of Banes. Carmela used to take Fulgencio to the beach in Banes when he was a child, evidence that they were not black. One commissioner when the Banes Municipality began in 1908 was the wealthy and well-known Jose Zaldivar Feria a relative of Carmela. The most opulent of the relatives of Carmela was the wily Cheche Zaldivar who married the daughter of Mir, founder of the neighborhood Duruthy. Cheche with Placida Mir had a well-known son Israel Zaldivar. In Banes in the neighborhood of Mulas there is an area named Zaldivar after one of Carmela’s relatives. (430-432a)

Ruben Fulgencio attended “Los Amigos” a private Quaker school in Banes. In school, he was nick named Beni, which in their argot meant boy. Carmela picked the name Ruben that meant the son of Ruth among the Jews of Spain and was the name of her father. In his youth, he dated a girl named Eloisa. Batista never forgot his childhood friends. He had three brothers. One of them, Panchin, was governor of Havana; another Hermenelindo was representative to the lower house. A third brother Juan was also involved in politics. His nephew Ramón Batista Dieguez was also representative to the Lower House of Congress. Panchin was expelled from the Liberal Party because his activities with the communists. (432c)

Batista while he waited for the right age to join the army worked several temporary jobs. Fulgencio worked as a railroad signalman in Gibara Railroad. He supervised the cutting in the sugar cane fields of the colonies of UFC and as signalman in the Northern Railroad in Camaguey. This last railroad company belonged to British interests and the communists controlled the labor union. Batista became a union organizer in this railroad because his dedication and capacity for sacrifice he showed his communist comrades.

These jobs were privileged and well paid. He had to join and obtain a carnet of the non-officially recognized communist party because their comrades controlled that union the “Railroad Brotherhood of Cuba” and the jobs of that railroad line in northern Camaguey. (433)

He joined the Army in 1921. They gave him a high security job at President Zayas’ “Villa Maria” in Wajay. There he was acquainted with important leaders of the Liberal Party. In Villa Maria, he also met his first wife Elisa Godinez whom he married in 1926. His issue with his first wife included Myrta, Ruben and Elisa. With his second wife Marta Fernandez, he had Jorge, Roberto, Carlos, Fulgencio, Marta and Carmela. It was not the custom for important men to reveal the most intimate secrets of their dealings and conspiracies to their wife or children.

Batista’s superiors in the Army ordered him to learn stenography, shorthand and typing in a school outside the Army to be able to apply for an intelligence job, in 1923. In the secretarial school, he met a doctor from Quivican Alfredo Sanchez Arango, a communist activist that got him special assignments and became his handler.

Alfredo was brother to the also communist Secretary of Education Aurelian Sanchez-Arango. After a few months, he enlisted in the fifth squadron of rural guard Atares garrison.

Powerful interests always prepare several candidates for high positions with eight or more years of anticipation. If we study the commissions assigned to Batista we notice that these are extraordinary for a person with Batista’s background. Without doubt, they railroaded several candidates to a bright future but he was one of those chosen and deliberately prepared for their plans. Before Zayas left the presidency, Batista got a job at Columbia Base. There he served as an intelligence officer and secretary of the Inspector of the Army Colonel Federico Rasco-Ruiz, in 1925.

Rasco investigated the communist activities of the Jews and foreigners in labor unions. With Rasco Batista became a spy for the communists. They promoted Batista to sergeant and assigned him to an intelligence job in Cabañas Garrison working with court martial and political trials in 1928. His job included altering trial records to favor the government’s case and recording the attitudes of the defendants to intelligence dossiers. Later they transferred him to Columbia Garrison under the orders of Gomez, Head of the Army district attorney’s office. Gomez was also provost of the Army’s secret service. Batista also joined the ABC organization and became an illuminated Freemason.

At this point is necessary to define whom we consider a member of a secret conspiratorial intringulis. The most important communists collaborators do not have an identification card, do not figure in the lists of members, do not write in the party publications, are not honored in the historical documents of the party and do not pay monthly dues. We define here that a person is a member of a secret conspiratorial organization when the person helps that organization get to power or achieve their established goals.

The Army recommended Fulgencio Batista to Ambassadors Guggenheim and Welles when they were looking for a candidate to lead their future pseudo sergeants’ revolution. In the state archive of the KOMINTERN in Moscow, there is a “Lichnoe” or personal dossier on Fulkhensio Batista dated before 1945 when this institution closed its doors.

There are also dossiers available in the INTERNET on Karlos Prio Sokarras, Ramon Grau San Martin, Raul and Fidel Kastro Rus, Vilma and Nilsa Espin, Grobart and Fidel Alekhandro. Castro used this last alias when he joined the communists at 17 years of age, in 1943. The communists trained Batista well in secrecy, perfidy and the tedious work of intelligence. Beni became the golden boy of Roosevelt to guard south of the border while London’s bankers fought the Germans. (434) P> Nelson Rockefeller with JFK, Brother David with Castro, and FDR with Bastista

Batista Elected With Communist Support

Batista appointed communists to trusted positions in his government

The brazen bankers made Batista a millionaire in an uncommon cabal where his real state company sold stocks to those favoring him overpriced and with these dividends he bought real state property underpriced from these same individuals until they had transferred to the novice comrade $12 million. The law firm of the rogue Virgilio Lazaga arranged this snare The voters elected Batista president in fraudulent elections in July 14, 1940. He ran a campaign as the vindicator of the communist and the democrats in the column of the Socialist Democrat Coalition. In this election he used the lowbrow snobbism of saying he was just a “Mulatico Retranquero” meaning a little mulatto signalman. A lowbrow snobbism is an exaggerated admiration for everything that is colloquial, rude and lowbrow. He suggestively posed as a racial mixture of Caribbean, Chinese and black because of his olive skin color. His skin color is typically of Semites in Sicily and Andalusia, Spain. His campaign posters had the picture of Batista with the hammer and the sickle symbols of the communists. They read, “Batista is the man of the communists”.

The first secretary of the American Embassy in Havana, Willard Beaulac, wrote on July 11, 1940 on behalf of the ambassador that the consuls in the provinces where reporting of widespread irregularities in the elections. The Army he commanded helped Batista win his election. These violations were gross in Camaguey Province where Raimundo Ferrer was the commander of the troops. In Orient Province, blacks were molesting white females so their husbands would not vote and preventing the opposition to Batista to conduct their campaign. In Orient Province, the struggle became that of the blacks supporting the Socialist Democrats of Batista and the whites backing Grau’s socialists. (436)

Batista declared war against Germany in 1941 and jailed Italian, Korean, Japanese, German, Cuban and persons of other nationalities in Cuban concentration camps in Wajay, La Habana.

After his term of president, in 1944, he went to live in Daytona Beach, Volouse County in Florida. Volouse County honored him with the day of Batista because the money he contributed to their museum. The word Volouse in French means thief. He returned to Cuba already a Senator, in 1948. President Batista was a closed friend of Mayor La Guardia and other political figures of Tammany City Hall in New York City. At one time, he owned part of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in that city. He had investments in Caracas, Havana, New York City and Mexico for a total value of over $13 million. He also had assets in Daytona.

Batista’s coup in 1952 immediately received worldwide approval. The coup on March 10, 1952 had the support of the allies. Not by coincidence, the Soviet revolution began on March 10, 1917 with the mutiny of the troops of Saint Petersburg, which led to the abdication of the Czar on March 15. Batista consolidated his position with the soldiers, promising a raise in salary as in the imperial praetorian coups in ancient Rome. He took power in barely two hours as he told his partisan he was the favorite of the American President Truman.

All institutions of the civil society dominated by New York’s absolute bankers immediately threw their support behind Batista and went to visit him at the palace to flatter and congratulate him. The son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Elliot, arrived in Havana on March 12 to praise Batista for the coup. They called Batista Our Man in Havana. Among those who visit him the first day in the Palace were American and Cuban bankers and representatives of the radio stations. The list included newspaper owners, sugar industry representatives and representatives of the retailers’ association. It also included Abraham Shapiro of the Shoe Manufacturers Association and Lamadrid of the Cattle Rancher Association. The neurotic Mujal-Barniol head of the Cuban Labor Federation was there too. Our President Truman of the Democrat Party, the New York Times, Washington Post and even the Republican Wall Street Journal threw their support behind the coup. Mexico, Spain, France, Italy, Britain, China, Switzerland, Guatemala, Canada, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Haiti, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, Norway, Salvador and Dominican Republic officially recognized dictator Batista the same week. President Harry Truman in Washington, DC, recognized Batista on March 27. The magazine Times in USA had Batista on the front cover on April 9, 1952.

Dictator Batista published some statutes on April 4 to substitute the Constitution he inaugurated in 1940. He established the death penalty and promised elections in November 1953. He created a Council appointed by him to substitute Congress.

Batista was the first one who used television to strengthen his power. The author has a bitter memory of the first television program he ever saw with Batista’s tanks on the street announcing we had a new Presidential Emperor. The author’s family had bought the TV set that Sunday the night before and when we walk up to go to school the author was told there was no school. We saw the armored vehicles announcing the new dictator of Cuba.

Fulgencio Batista following his protocol did a symbiotic transfer to Fidel Castro similar to other Jacobin revolutions. A symbiosis exists when two organisms that seem to be opponents are actually helping each other achieved their ends. The purpose of Batista’s symbiosis was to help Castro and the disqualified communists get to power. Batista with his coup justify an armed revolt by Castro. He left the country before the supposed rebels had taken any important military base. He left in command of all bases and garrisons persons that were committed to surrender power only to the communists. Similar to when Jack Brissot and the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of France, Broglie, did a symbiotic transfer to the radicals in the revolution of 1789 before they went to live in London. It was similar to the symbiotic transfer Kerensky did to Lenin in the Russian revolution. Kerensky gave him the Winter Palace, seat of power of Russia, and went to live in New York. Kerensky and Lenin’s families were close friends.

The Russian, French and Cuban revolutions had another common factor, the absolute bankers always led by Rothschild. Important people do not intervene in the day-to-day decisions of the institutions and empires they control. That is why they have management organizations. Yet, they decided how to divide the world after a war. They had other sources of sugar elsewhere. The income from Cuban sugar they only needed to control politics in the island while they were struggling for power.

The National Security Council’s Operations Coordinating Board approved all American covert operations in 1952. The frivolous and cynic Nelson Rockefeller was Eisenhower's representative in this Coordinating Board. Nelson was associated to the Dulles brothers. John Dulles was at the State Department, Allan Dulles directed the CIA from 1951 to 1954 in Eisenhower’s administration. Nelson Rockefeller had already resigned in 1955. However, on that date they had already drafted the plans for Cuba’s transfer to the communists.

Nelson Rockefeller died years later of a stroke. The press found him nude in bed in his apartment on Park Avenue, New York with a young mistress he knew from his Baptist Church. When firefighters arrived, Nelson and his girlfriend were both in underwear.

John Dulles was also responsible for subverting the government of Vietnam in 1954. Dulles brought 500,000 communists to South Vietnam through Saigon’s American Military Mission. These refugees aided the transfer of Vietnam to the communists. Winthrop Aldrich, Rockefeller's uncle, was the one who selected and supported foolhardily Eisenhower to be Presidency.

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Prelude to Communism: Corruption, Persecution of Catholics, and Creation of the Castro Myth

Batista’s first objective in this conspiracy was to give the sarcastic appearance that right wing politicians were very corrupt. They did this to justify a social revolution. To project himself as a right wing politician was more difficult. Fresh in the minds of the people were Batista's campaign posters in 1940 with the hammer and the sickle symbols of communism. Nevertheless, some socialites who were part of the conspiracy invited to become a member of the most exclusive social clubs such as the Biltmore and the Country Club. Batista became a member of the Biltmore Club to which he contributed $1 million to build a new boat marina. (444)

The author talked to Batista at the Yearly Ball of the Country Club in 1956. In the yearly Ball, they will present a musical comedy where the daughters and sons of the members of the club will act, sing and dance. Batista was sitting in the presidential table of the club for this Yearly Ball. In the first act, Batista’s son came out into the stage in a horse when the curtain went up acting as the administrator of a slave plantation. The daughters of the members of the club were dancing around the horse to the tune of the famous play song Cecilia Valdes acting as the slaves of Batista’s son, Jorge. On the other hand, the board of directors of the Vedado Tennis Club rejected Batista for membership when he was President of Cuba in 1943 and later too. This was because Porfirio Franca was in that board of directors and considered that Batista gave a “coup-d-etat” in September 4, 1933. Franca also lost a daughter killed by Batista’s intimate retinue in an attempt of kidnapping in 1933.

The absolute bankers decided to make Batista a business magnate and project him as a right wing politician. Batista owned three sugar mills with thousands of acres. The bankers financed his investments in banks, factories, utility companies, construction materials companies. He owned “Alerta” newspaper with Vasconcelos. He owned magazines, radio stations and TV Channel 12. Journalist Agustin Tamargo who had been a writer in the newspaper HOY was the news director in Channel 12.

Batista owned portions of truck companies, shipping companies, bus companies and airlines. Batista owned the Colony Hotel in “Isle-of-Pines” with Benjamin Finney. Batista invested in many urban development projects. His companies built high-rise apartment buildings. His construction companies built super highways. Fulgencio Batista invested in insurances companies and the telephone company. Batista bought some of these properties to bail out friends who knew the coming of the communist confiscations.

Corruption, misappropriation of funds and prevarication done on purpose to justify a social revolution was abundant in the last two years of Batista’s administration. Projects such as the construction of the tunnels of Almendares and Havana were over estimated 15% over their real cost to pocket the difference. They built the Havana tunnel and the Havana East urban development with a company from Marseilles.

An increase of tourism to 380,000 a year balanced the budget in 1957. That amount of tourists compared to today figures of 8 million a year for San Juan Puerto Rico, Paris or New York City look insignificant but it was high-class tourism. Mayer Lansky, the Mafia Jews and a gambling specialist from Las Vegas, came to run gambling in Havana. Havana according to police figures had 80 prostitute houses with 850 females dedicated to this vice. The rest of Cuba had 8,400 prostitutes. This is a very small quantity compared to the escort services in cities such as London, New York, Buenos Aires, Rio Janeiro, Paris, Bangkok and other large cities around the world.

Batista stole for himself 70 million dollars. His whole group stole $120 million. This does not count the assets they misappropriated and left in Cuba. However, to think that material gains motivated Batista would be deceitful. He was irreducible and a part of an international circle focused in organizing an atomic theater of war to destroy parts of the world. Batista wanted recognition from this peer group, his coreligionists, those of his race in London and New York.

Batista’s second objective was to help Castro get to power. He organized his Army with a few trusted conspirators, who will carry out a theater of war with Castro. This theater of war had to result in the defeat of the Cuban Constitutional Army. He had to safeguard the life of the Symbiont Castro while he stayed in the mountains during the two years. This was difficult. Cuba was a small island with only two small groups of mountains. For most Cubans it was hard to understand why the Army could not finish Castro when everybody knew he had his headquarters in Palma Mocha and in the source of river La-Plata. Most of the time, Castro slept in comfortable houses in the farms of the area.

All the land of Cuba was private so he was staying in private farms that belong to someone who was his ally.

Cuba was an island so Batista also had to supply Castro's force while he simulated he was fighting him. This prodigy was done with the sarcastic alibi that the Army officers were secretly supplying the enemy for personal gains. For these missions Batista relied on Francisco Tabernilla-Dolz Chief of his newly created [April 1958] Joint Chiefs of Staff and his supposedly corrupt officers. Batista’s Army had as head of G1 or personnel Aristides Sosa-Quesada who was the only general in Cuba who was a fee-paying member of the Communist Party. Many of Batista’s officers were engaged in supplying Castro: Barreras, Finales, Sierra, Quevedo, Villamil and others.

In each unit operating against Castro, Sosa had an officer who was in the conspiracy so that if the troops surrounded Castro’s forces, they always had a position through which they could escape the ambush. Batista planned the symbiosis so Castro would fight the two years without sacrificing the members of the Communist Party. This way at the time of the take over Castro would have 20,000 young male Communist Party members to occupy the 600 military garrisons and police stations. The Communist Party had 50,000 members in 1958 plus 20,000 communist foreigners posing as tourists who lived in Cuba. They organized these in 100 front organizations most of them appearing as social work organizations. Out of the 40,000 communist who helped Castro more than 20,000 were Jews who came during the war of 1939. The Bureau of Anti Communists Activities never suppressed the Communist Party. The family of Mariano Faget, head of the BRAC the Cuban Anti Communist Bureau, intermarried with that of Marinello-Vidaurreta head of the Communist Party.

Revolution was easy for those in the symbiosis. Jorge Garcia-Bango was head of the July 26 Movement in Havana. His father was secretary of Batista’s Fifth Court of Justice in Havana. When the police arrested his son for acts of terrorism, his father obtained his pardon and deportation. The crypto-Jew Garcia-Bango family was descendant of the famous family of conscript traders of Amsterdam. (451)

The third cynic objective of the macabre intringulis was to persecute mercilessly all other rebel groups who competed with Castro's July 26 Movement. Batista also helped purging those that Castro wanted to eliminate in his own movement because they were anti communists. Frank Pais, for example, was the excellent coordinator of the July 26 Movement in Orient Province. Castro betrayed him so Batista would kill him. The Castro brothers eliminated Frank Pais because he was also an anti communist Christian Baptist preacher.

Batista’s police fabricated conspiracies to frame and jailed those they thought were potential opponents. Batista’s controlled presses ridiculed them and miss-quote them before they threw them in jail. Masferrer that now was working for Batista kept the university students on the line. Masferrer published the newspaper Times.

Batista violently confronted Catholics when he took power. They jailed the leaders of Catholic Action Valdespino and Fiallo after a demonstration in Guanajay. They also arrested the Jesuit Llorente of the Catholic Decency League. The head of the Bureau of Investigation Suarez-Suquet entered the Cardinal Palace in Havana without authorization violating diplomatic sanctity on August 12, 1953. When Cardinal Arteaga went to talk to him, with great acrimony he broke the face of the Cardinal with his club. Soon they published everywhere the picture of the Cardinal with his face bleeding to terrorize Catholics.

Batista's henchmen killed Catholic leader Fraga in Matanzas. Batista’s police dissolved with a shootout the funeral demonstration of Fraga led by the Bishop Martin Villaverde, on May 1958. In addition, they later terrorized and tortured this Bishop.

The Miami authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI cooperated fully with Batista's Consuls in Miami to spy on members of the Partido de la Revolucion Cubano who were not in the conspiracy. Nevertheless, weapons smuggled with the cooperation of port union workers belonging to the teamster arrived from Miami to supply the Partido de la Revolucion Cubano revolt. Miami authorities gave Batista lists of exiles and their activities and penetrated exile organizations with spies. Materials were often defective and rebels lost their hands with mysterious early explosions of faulty grenades. They arrested Cubans for illegal possession of weapons in Miami and New York. W Williamson and J Toppings of the American embassy in Cuba spied for Batista and reported to him all conspiracies. These despite airplanes were flying from Marathon Key, Florida, with arms to supply Castro.

Batista violated civil rights to silence the press. The Minister of Communication suspended all programs with historical or political content. His agents assaulted the radio show On-The-Air-University on May 7, 1952. Diaz-Balart battered program participants Manach, Hart, Entrialgo and Arcos-Bergnes while on the air. Journalists of the Havana Herald, Havana Post, "La Calle" were beaten and coerced with other forms of violence. They jailed orthodox leaders for suggesting in a WCMQ radio show the Army had to revolt against Batista for violating the Constitutional Law. (456)

Television in Cuba began with a program radiated by President Prio on October 24, 1950. Programs were not interesting and it took a while for people to buy the receiver and even more to spend time watching it. There were several channels including two in color. The channels were associated with national radio networks, newspapers and other written press. Radio had begun in Cuba with a program radiated by president Zayas on October 10, 1922. (457)

After a few months, the communist began to collaborate with Batista to help him control students and labor unions. Communists in Havana University overnight defaced the statue of Mella on January 5, 1953 and rallied the students for a street manifestation to which the communist did not attend. Batista was waiting for the demonstrators. They beat them with clubs and shot them. They mortally wounded student Batista-Rubio and he became the first victim of the regime. At the funeral of this student, Castro gave a speech and urged students to burn automobiles parked around the place. Batista used this disturbance as a justification to postpone the elections called for November 1953 until November 1954.

Batista's Ministers were mostly unaware of his symbiosis with Castro. Only a few high-ranking officers in the Army and the enlisted communist knew about it.

President Batista’s cabinets included First Ministers Garcia-Monte until February 24, 1955, Rivero-Aguero until March 6, 1958, Nunez-Portuondo until March 12, 1958 and Guell to the end. Hermida and Santiago Rey-Perna acted as Secretaries of Government in charge of the National Police and the BRAC the anti communist organization. Santiago Verdeja-Neyra and de la Campa acted as Ministers of Defense. Carlos Saladrigas-Zayas acted as Secretary of State. The Saladrigas family is one of the wealthiest and most successful among the Cuban exiles. Suarez-Rivas acted as Secretary of Labor.

American Ambassador to Cuba Gardner served from 1952 to 1958. Ambassador Earl T Smith served from July 6, 1958 to 1959.

In the Armed Forces Francisco Tabernilla-Dolz served as Chief of Staff. Army Officer Cantillo was his assistant. Carlos Tabernilla- Palmero son of Francisco headed the Air Force. Marcelo Tabernilla-Palmero was the head of the air force bombers and Silito Tabernilla Palmero commanded the tank unit, which was the only artillery unit.

Mayor General Rodriguez-Avila was head of G-3 chief of operation. The head of G2 Intelligence in charge of the SIM or Military Intelligence was Mayor General Martin Diaz Tamayo. Logistics or G4 was in the hands of MG Juan Rojas. MG Robaina Piedras was in charge of G-5. MG Aristides Sosa Quesada was in charge of G1 personnel. (458)

Sosa Quesada was a poet and a school mate of Castro in the university. He was responsible for choosing each officer in command of each unit in Batista’s army. Alfonso Sosa, his relative, actively supported the communist forces. At least one author in Miami recognizes he kept the secret papers of the communist party in his farm while serving Batista. Despite being a Mayor General of Batista’s army, he was able to stay in Cuba after Castro took power. They gave him homage in his hometown, at the Freemason Lodge of Limonares, after Castro had taken power. In Limonares, his father was a well-respected Freemason. Later he exiled himself and wrote articles condemning Castro’s government after January 1962. (459)

The bankers chose Earl T Smith, a social climber and member of the New York stock exchange, as Ambassador to Cuba to aid the transfer to the communists. Earl T. Smith graduated from Yale University Law School because he was the star of the boxing team. He was a socialite of Palm Beach, Florida who served FD Roosevelt in the board of war production during World War II. After he served in Cuba, he was supposed to become the US Ambassador to Switzerland. A Senate investigation of the Judicial Committee aborted this plan. Pressured in this investigation, in August 30, 1960, he confessed, “Senator (Senator Eastland) we are responsible for the takeover of Castro no matter what words you want to use”. Smith wrote a book on his experiences in Cuba. He blamed the communist takeover on the clerks of the State Department Mathews, Wieland and Robottom and in the office workers of the American Embassy in Cuba. As if, the Secretary of State and the President did not control his employees. He suggests that the Ambassador could not fire the employees of the embassy. Later he married a second time Consuelo Belmont-Churchill. (460)

Smith performance was supposed to show the American Embassy in anger had withdrawn support from Batista. They wanted to demoralize Cuban soldiers in the middle of what was supposed to be a civil war. His first move when he got to Cuba was to visit Santiago City without permission from the Cuban government. They coordinated his visit with a demonstration of the females of the Orthodox Party. The police brutally dispersed the demonstration and newspaper published the pictures all over the world on August 7, 1958.

Deserter intelligence officer Agee in his book about the CIA recognizes Isabel Sierra as a CIA operative in Havana. Del Pino was Castro's best friend and comrade in his activities in Bogota in 1948. Castro’s friend Del Pino, a relative of Isabel Sierra, was also working with the CIA. The American Central Intelligence Agency seems to have had some agents involved with the transfer of Cuba to the communists. Historian Ramon Conte once was an intelligence agent himself. He associates Isabel Sierra with Fidel Castro and the Central Intelligence Agency since 1948. Conte also associates Castro with the American Embassy lawyer Mario Lazo and labor leaders Calixto Sanchez and Suri Castillo. These last two, had links with the CIA. Ramon Conte was the last of the Bay of Pigs invasion prisoners released from jail. (461)

Batista’s First Minister and historian Garcia Montes had been a lawyer for the "Jewish Joint Distribution Committee" during the war of 1939. He was also associated with the CIA. Garcia-Montes had campaigned with members of the US Congress and with Lawrence Berenson to make Batista's Congress accept 100,000 more Jewish refugees in 1940. They wanted to give these refugees the Isle of Pines. This despite they knew many refugees were communist agitators. Lawrence Berenson was also a CIA associate. Mariano Faget headed Batista’s Bureau of Repression of Communist Activities or BRAC after 1957. He had also been associated with the FBI.

Castro had perfect knowledge of all steps Batista was going to take during the coup. He was married to the daughter of one of Batista’s future secretary. Yet, more important was that he was Batista’s Symbiont. Castro after the coup of 1952 presented a legal case against Batista but he presented it in the wrong court, the Lower Circuit Penal Court on March 16, 1952. This was part of his simulated audacity to discourage others doing it in the right Court.

Nevertheless, Pelayo-Cuervo and Suarez-Rivas also made a legal complaint against Batista in the right Court, the Court of Constitutional Guarantees, on April 1952. Batista’s Courts answered that Batista's revolution was a fountain of rights and that legislative power belonged to the victor.

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Castro's July 26th Publicity Stunt

Castro became the leader of the insurrectional movement. Having the protection of Batista, he was the most daring. Fidel Castro was a leader of the Youth Section of the Orthodox party. They called themselves ARO or Orthodox Revolutionary Action. He began to train his group in a farm in Pinar-del-Rio Province.

They planned an attack on the regiments of Santiago and Bayamo in Orient Province. He knew his life would not be at risk. For him, this operation was strictly for publicity.

Castro recruited 200 men out of which he picked 120 to attack both regiments Bayamo and Santiago. Bayamo’s Regiment had 12 men on duty on carnival-night on July 26, 1953 instead of the 1300 that it could have had. Batista purposely reduced the number of troops in the Santiago Regiment to 400 men, some of them in cohort with Castro. Castro had about 90 rebels to attack Moncada in Santiago. The money to buy weapons, the cars and the rent for a farm came from Castro’s personal fortune and from communist Walterio Carbonell.

Moncada’s regimental garrison in Santiago was next to the hospital and the Court House. Castro assigned his brother Raul and Abel Santamaria to take the roof of the hospital and the Court House. Fidel Castro went with the other men dressed in Army uniforms to the Moncada Regiment. Another group attacked Bayamo regiment.

The Army in Moncada’s garrison halted the advance party and the rebels fired upon the soldiers losing the element of surprise. Castro crashed his car against the entrance of the garrison. He used this ruse to justify himself for not entering the place. Five rebels entered on foot and they exchanged fire for 30 minutes killing 16 soldiers. Fidel Castro considered the noise had given them the publicity Stunt he wanted, so he ordered withdrawal. He abandoned 12 dead rebels and those inside the garrison to their fate. Batista soldiers executed 49 prisoners elevating the rebel casualties to 61. Castro divided the survivors in groups to surrender to Batista.

The only person Castro needed to be safe was Batista. Castro's wife Myrta Diaz Balart was the daughter of a Secretary of Batista and sister of a sub Secretary both Diaz-Balart. Naively she worried about Castro’s fate. She mobilized her resources with the archbishop Perez Serrantes to save his life. The Freemasons in Batista’s Bureau of Investigations arranged Castro’s surrender so he would not fall in the hands of any officer who was not in the conspiracy. The seven rebels that surrendered with Castro were surprised that Fidel kept going in circles in order not to move out of the five miles area of safety. He surrendered to freemason Sarria at a farm previously accorded. Raul surrendered alone by himself at a place where the army soldiers were waiting for him to safeguard him. He received the same privileged treatment.

They arranged chosen judges who allowed him to use the court as a political podium. Batista arranged Castro in a civil court instead of a military court so that he would not face the death penalty for treason. In his trial, Castro spoke about giving a new brick house to everyone living in a wood house. He spoke of giving jobs to an exaggerated number of unemployed. They sentenced him to fifteen years in jail. The other rebels got even lesser terms. They could have tried him for treason in a military court for using Cuban Army uniforms.

Urrutia-Allende a substitute judge in Santiago de Cuba city defended Castro and for this, Castro made him the first provisional president in 1959.

Batista’s coalition spending $7 million defeated Ramon Grau of the Partido de la Revolucion Cubano in the fraudulent elections of 1954. Who was to vote for Grau a well-known corrupt leftist? Batista had given a coup-d-etat, a felony that made him illegal to run for president. At the last minute, Grau accused Batista of corruption and called his adepts to abstain from voting, which was a common method of favoring the opponent.

Batista resigned on August 1954 to run for elections on November 1, 1954. Andres Domingo Morales-del-Castillo substituted him. Batista's Popular Action Party and their allies the liberals and the democrats registered most of the voters. Purposely they did not accept the communists in the coalition. Vice President Richard Nixon came to Cuba to ultimate the last details of the conspiracy on February 1955. (466)

Williamson of the CIA incited and fabricated a conspiracy to jail Ramon Barquin and ridicule him as a fascist on April 4, 1956. Batista used this as a justification to remove many Army officers that were not trustworthy and prepare the lines of command for the final transfer. (467)

The Partido de la Revolucion Cubano members attacked the Goicuria Regiment in Matanzas on April 29, 1956. They were waiting for them. This justified another persecution of the Partido de la Revolucion Cubano. Ex President Prio who had returned to Cuba in 1955 went exile again. Batista used this to suspend all constitutional guarantees.

Right after sentencing, the communists began a campaign in favor of Castro's amnesty led by Emma Suris and Aida Pelayo. His mother, Lina Rus went public and began doing demonstrations in favor of her son. The House of Representatives approved a Bill introduced by Juan Amador-Rodriguez to give amnesty to Castro on May 2, 1955. They released him on May 13, 1955. After release, he spoke several times on the radio station of Juan Amador Rodriguez. Castro left for Mexico on July 7 and officially began the "July 26 Movement" in Mexico on August 8, 1956.

Castro's Jewish Mother: Lina Rus

The university students created a student revolutionary directorate DRE led by Jose Antonio Echeverria. Marxists such as Amparo Chaples penetrated them. Catholics and members of the Partido de la Revolucion Cubano were the most persecuted.

The Partido de la Revolucion Cubano made an attack on the Presidential Palace, on March 13, 1957 led by the Partido de la Revolucion Cubano Senator Menelao Mora. Batista’s guards killed 27 rebels and the Palace guards lost five men. The communists and members of the 26 of July such as Joe Westbrook, Hector Soto and others were able to penetrate the periphery elements of the plan. Echeverria took by force the most listened radio station to transmit a message of the attack. Castro condemned the attack despite Echeverria had signed a pact with him. Echevarria and Mora died fighting in the attempt. Batista forces murdered the survivors of the attack in Humboldt Street. Later they executed communist Marcos Rodriguez for telling Batista forces the address of Humboldt Street. Only Marcos Rodriguez and Sara Behar knew they were there. Calixto Sanchez, one attacker escaped to Miami with the help of the communist labor leader Mujal. He came back with the expedition of the ship "Corinthian.” Batista's soldiers mysteriously were waiting for them. The Partido de la Revolucion Cubano organized an attack to the Naval Station of Cienfuegos on May 24, 1957. Varona went to the American Embassy to presumably ask the personal if America would recognize them if they defeated Batista. The Partido de la Revolucion Cubano also made the mistake of including members of the July 26 Movement that had penetrated them. Their plan comprised simultaneous attacks in Havana and Mariel that never occurred. Batista henchman interrogated Prendes a member of the air force that spelled to them all the plans for the attack. Dorticos, Castro’s future vice President, also denounced the secrets to Batista’s forces. Batista attacked them in Cienfuegos with the Air Force and tanks, something he never used against Castro. There were 72 rebels and 18 soldiers killed. They tortured the leaders of the Partido de la Revolucion Cubano and threw their bodies to the sea.

The Partido de la Revolucion Cubano naively sought support from Trujillo in Dominican Republic. Trujillo knew Batista was doing a symbiotic transfer to Castro. Benjamin Vega and Miret of the July 26 Movement penetrated them. They allowed them to train in Dominican Republic to see how many would join. Then sub Secretary of State Harry Robottom ordered Trujillo to expel them on April 1957. Trujillo used the excuse Batista was good business because he had just bought some rifles from his gun factory.

Dictator Batista had Cosme-de-la-Torriente and later Nunez-Portuondo organized a civic dialogue with the opposition to entertain politicians. First, it was the SAR or Society of Friends of the Republic, in 1956. Later it was a Catholic Commission called the Concorde, on March 5, 1958. Emilio Nunez-Portuondo led this Commission. Batista then made Nunez First Minister on March 6. Judge Alabau-Trelles immediately began a process against police officers Ventura and Laurent for civil rights violations, torture and murder. Batista suspended Constitutional Rights and Judge Trelles had to go exile. They transferred the case to a military court where they dismissed the case. Nunez resigned the same day on May 12, 1958. (473)

Batista did the worst electoral fraud in history to demoralize those who still had hopes in the electoral solution on November 1958. In Columbia Garrison, they printed duplicate electoral ballots. These ballots had the genuine stamps and signatures. They did this to derogate the electoral process and make young people turn toward insurrection and join Castro’s ranks. The candidate supported by Batista, Andres Rivero Aguero, defeated Marquez-Sterling.

One way to tell who knew about the conspiracy was to find whether they sold their property in Cuba from 1952 to 1958 or if they opened secret accounts in Switzerland banks. Very few people knew about the symbiosis between Batista and the communists. If they innocently bought Cuban property in those years, they did not know of the conspiracy. The intimates of Batista did not even own the house in which they lived. They had their house mortgaged or rented one.

They knew communists would confiscate everything with the coming of the revolution. Many bought property in Miami because they knew Miami was going to receive at least 700,000 upper-middle class refugees in the next few years. The economy in Miami was very weak you could buy a house in Key Biscayne for $15,000 in 1956. You could buy farms in what is now Westchester for $50,000. Those who knew about the symbiosis invested in Miami where prices of real state went up 20 times or 2,000% in fifteen years. The owner of Miami Jai-Alai for example, offered the operator of Havana Jai-Alai to sell him half his business in Miami because they had done business before. The one in Cuba had the capital to buy. However, the one in Cuba refused to buy because he did not know about the conspiracy, although he was a Senator. A couple of years later his son was working in Miami Jai-Alai after having lost a fortune.

Loeb the New York banker associated with Kuhn, Loeb sold all his interest in 1958. DuPont sold its properties in Varadero resort even their house "Xenandu.” Rockefeller and Sullivan & Cromwell sold five of their sugar mills. Pepsi Cola sold their sugar mill Spain. Frank Cohen sold his interests in American Steel Corporation of Cuba in 1955. The large banks could not sell everything. The banks loss amounts seen as large only in the eyes of the common person. (475)

Corruption made it possible for some interests to sell their asset to the retirement funds of their employees before they confiscated everything. This procedure is similar to what we know as a corporate “shell out” today. Hilton built the Havana Hilton with 50% of the capital from the retirement funds of its employees. Another 50% came from the Cuban government’s financial institutions. Pan American Airlines sold their airports and airplanes to the retirement funds of Cuba’s Airline Labor Union. Involved in these deals was Sergio Clark of Cubana Airlines and the BANFAIC, the Cuban financial institution.

The Russian Jews even paid for some of the property Castro was going to confiscate from their accomplices. They did this buying overpriced sugar through “sugar wizard” Julio Lobo and selling under priced gold in Switzerland. The affable chronicles of journalist Valdez-Cruz and Silvia Freyre de Andrade of the council of direction of the “Diario Nacional”, the mother of the author, exposed the biographical details of Julio Lobo’s life. (476)

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"Economic problems do not cause Revolutions. Right after any major war, a period of economic bonanzas follows. This bonanza peaks after a while and never recovers until after the next war. France and Russia were going through an economic bonanza right before their revolutions occurred. Cuba was also enjoying a favorable economic period when revolution occurred. France preserves official records that show the beef Parisian slaughterhouses sacrificed in 1789. The French were the number one consumers of meat in the world in 1789. The Czars had fully industrialized Russia by 1917. The absolute bankers during these bonanzas have more money to invest in these revolutions. (477)

Cuba had the highest salaries among Latin American nations in 1958. They were third among European nations. When comparing modal salaries as indicators of purchasing power, note that non-tropical countries spend a lot in heating and winter clothes. This is not a necessity in tropical countries. Cuba today has modal salaries of $10 a month, of a dollar that devaluated 2000% since 1959.

Cuba in 1958 had 6.4 million people. Thirty-eight percent were less than eighteen years of age or studying in universities. Those retired or who lived off the rent where another 4%. Out of the 58% that wanted work or 3.7 million people, 300,000 or 8% were looking for jobs and were older than eighteen years of age. Unions paid for unemployment, disability, health insurance and maternity benefits. They could have eliminated unemployment by just expelling the 300,000 illegal Haitians and Jamaicans.

The classified ads in newspapers show a house made of brick and stucco, with 100 square meters floor plan, rented from $5 to $10 a month in Santos-Suarez. This was the sixth best area of Havana. The modal price for a used house, 100 square meter floor plan, built in a lot 600 square meters in Havana, was $4,000. A new house, of the same size, cost 15,000 dollars. Cubans had in 1958, 2.1 million residential units, 10% apartments. Average occupancy was 3.2 persons per unit. Havana had 400,000 of these. Some houses in Havana were worth several million dollars. The lot where they built the Hilton Hotel was $300 a square meter in 1958. Thirteen percent of the rural population lived in "Bohio" wooden houses because they did not want to loose their easy agriculturist life. City workers can obtain a mortgage to buy a brick residence because they work 9 to 5 in factories, 250 days a year. Merchants in the flea markets of Africa and Cuban independent agriculturists do not work every day. A program was in progress to cement the floor and cover the water tanks of all rural houses. (478)

Rural schools offered dental services and laboratory analysis. The public school teachers examined students attending private schools. Curriculum and syllabus meaning textbooks were the same in public and private schools.

The Republic of Cuba had 6 million heads of cattle and sacrificed 800,000 of them each year. Cubans consumed 73 pounds of red meat per capita a year. They produced 850,000 tons of milk a year.

Batista increased the public debt to levels never reached before. He knew that the communists were never going to pay. President Estrada had borrowed $46.2 million, Gomez less than $16.5 million and Menocal $62 million. Zayas borrowed $50 million, Machado $212 million, Laredo-Bru $85 million and Batista $36 million in 1944. Grau borrowed $25 million, Prio $95 million and Batista in 1958, 841 million dollars. Castro has borrowed 50,000 million dollars in the last forty-three years. Most of Castro’s debt is still outstanding. (479)"

Place 1 to 2 pounds of beans in 1 gallon of water. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Bring to boil. Boil for 1 minute. Let stand for 1 hour. Drain. Rinse by immersing 3 times in tap water. Cook in purified water until tender.

National Dish of Revolutionary Cuba: Beans and Rice

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Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 1 gallon of water. Bring to boil. Add 1 pound of dry beans and stir. Bring to boil. Wait until the boiling beans starts to foam. Then turn off heat. Let stand for 1 hour. Drain. Rinse beans by immersing them 3 times in tap water (theoretical infinite dilution). Cook in purified water until tender.

National Dish of Revolutionary Cuba: Beans and Rice

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