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FACE | Enrique Encinosa

According to government sources, the rebel leader became enraged when the literacy teacher would not renounce the Castro Revolution. Also see Norberto Fuentes, Cazabandidos Montevideo: Government forces captured nearly all of them.

The Cuban government’s main tactic was to deploy thousands of troops against small groups of rebels, forming progressively constricting rings of encirclement. Moreover, he used the strength of both Gusano and Bandido Counterrevolutions to heighten the dedication of his followers.

These rebels were alzadosthose who rise up in rebellion for the sake of justice and patriotism. Advanced Search Find a Library.

Escambray : la guerra olvidada

He involved himself in all phases of the combat, from training, to planning, to leading columns of militiamen, to talking with peasants, and to de-briefing alzados. CIA responsibility for rebellion in the countryside seems exaggerated.


The writer of the report suggested the remedy for such incompetence. Rather one found smallholders, tenant farmers, and guajiro squatters. Embassy in Havana during the first two years of the Cuban Revolution. These first bandit-hunting units tracked down the rebel chieftain Sinesio Walsh and captured his group.

Government agents interrogated captured rebels and recorded their names, origins, and jobs. But the milicianos were not terribly effective. Once the cycle of resistance continued year upon year, it became plain that unrest in the countryside had its root causes in the land reform process itself. This is notable for olvixada virulent condemnation of former comrades from the war against Batista. Many militia units suffered a number of casualties, particularly in ambushes.

Dulles reported on the growing unrest in the countryside. Authorities uncovered one such associate in Trinidad. Whereas the Gusano Counterrevolution reflected urban middle class resistance, the bandido affair concerned smallholders and their rural allies.

Estimates for total combatant deaths range from 1, to 7, Enrique G Encinosa Publisher: The decree issued from his hideout in the Escambray applied even to the sons and wives of the principals. Only a few Afro-Cubans appeared to have joined the bandidos. The uprising began almost immediately after the success of the Cuban Revolution in Duke University Press, Getting into the mountains and meeting up with bandit gangs also complicated outside deliveries.


Like many other dissidents, he also maintained contact with CIA agents escambrat the American Embassy until it closed down in January Superior numbers and the lack of outside assistance, particularly supplies, led to the rebels’ defeat. The ANAP brought the private farmers under state control.

Escambray rebellion – Wikipedia

olvidwda The alzados mainly fought in small groups without an effective centralizing leadership. Thus, the CIA never planned for Brigade to head into the mountains for a prolonged anti-Castro insurgency. It came to an end in with the capture of the brothers Camargo Piloto in August Then he departed for the United States.

His small band of fighters had joined the M26 column of Camilo Cienfuegos in the last battles of December He went before a tribunal and received a sentence of thirty years in prison. There he continued to provide information to his G-2 handlers. Volunteer mentors went into the hills between the cities of Cienfuegos and Trinidad at the same time that the counterrevolutionary bands began to multiply.