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Inventory of the Juan Antonio Rodríguez Menier writings
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  • Title: Juan Antonio Rodríguez Menier writings
    Date (inclusive): 1991-1993
    Identifier/Call Number: 94025
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 0.4 linear feet
    Abstract: Autobiography and study relating to intelligence and state security activities of the Ministerio del Interior of Cuba.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    General Physical Description note: 1 manuscript box
    Creator: Rodríguez Menier, Juan Antonio, 1934-


    Collection is open for research.
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Juan Antonio Rodríguez Menier writings, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1994.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/  Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1951 – Graduated from La Vibora Institute, Cuba
    1952 – Participated in a strike at the journalism school
    1952 – Joined the Authentic Organization
    1954 – Left the Authentic Organization to join the July 26th Movement
    1957 – Hired by the telephone company to sabotage electrical lines and telephone cables
    1958 – Conducted a failed general strike at the Telephone Company
    1959 – Joined general strike called by Fidel Castro after President Fulgencio Batista fled the country
    1959 – Joined the Directorate of Intelligence of the Rebel Army (DIER), later known as the G-2
    1960 – Recruited for the Cuban Intelligence service known as M
    1961 – Debriefing Officer of the Department of State Security
    1962 – Intelligence Officer; wrote the Guidelines of Norms and Procedures for the judiciary section of the Department of Operations of the General Directorate of Counter-Intelligence (GDCI)
    1963 – Department Head of the General Directorate of the National Revolutionary Police
    1964 – Second Head of the Center of Intelligence of Cuba in Budapest, Hungary
    1964 – Graduated from the Manuel Márquez Sterling National School of Journalism at the University of Havana; appointed to the Foodstuffs Ministry as Chief of a special meat export plan personally directed by Fidel Castro
    1969 – Wrote the “Guidelines of Norms and Procedures” for the public service section of the Department of operations of the GDCI; wrote and directed two Ministry of Interior TV programs; appointed as the head of the office of the GDCI at the Cuban Institute of Radio and TV (ICRT)
    1970-1985 – Produced 15 secret TV documentaries at the request of Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, Ramiro Valdes, and Jose Abrantes
    1971-1973 – Wrote several short stories edited by the Ministry of the Interior and published by the Moncada magazine
    1974 – Appointed Vice-director of the Cuban TV; assigned mission to South Africa to investigate Cuban fishing vessels that had been sabotaged as well as secretly studying the possibilities of utilizing the Cuban fishing fleet to carry covet operations
    1975 – Assigned on mission abroad to open secret accounts at Swiss banks
    1980 – Assigned by Commander Ramiro Valdes to prepare secret TV informative documentaries for the Politburo of the Soviet Union
    1982 – Reassigned to East Germany at the Cuban intelligence center as a GDCI official; held several conferences about police and crime related activities
    1983 – Called back to Cuba to carry on the secret TV programs
    1986 – Appointed by Jose Abrantes as the Second Head of the Center of Intelligence in Budapest, Hungary ascending to the rank of Major; held several conferences about police and crime related activities
    1987 – Obtained political asylum in the United States for my wife and four children
    1988 – Finished writing The Myth of the G-2, a book based on his experiences from 1959 to 1986
    1988-1989 – Organized several conferences about intelligence and counter-intelligence activities for U.S. federal agencies
    1993 – Finished writing The Inside of the MININT

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of drafts and printed matter related to The Inside of the MININT, a book written by Rodriguez Menier describing the background, organization, and operative methods of the Cuban Ministry of Interior, as well as a timeline. The collection is arranged in two groups: English drafts and Spanish drafts.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Cuba. Ministerio del Interior.
    Cuba--History--Revolution, 1959.
    Cuba--Politics and government.
    Espionage, Cuban.
    Intelligence service--Cuba.
    Radio broadcasting--Cuba.
    Secret service--Cuba.