Summary prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.
FBI Catalogue: Miscellaneous
FBI preliminary tape identification note: Labeled in part “Victor JARA”
Date cues on tape: None
Victor Jara, Chilean poet
Bible verses cited: None
An unidentified woman hosts a program on KPFA, Radio Free Berkeley, focusing on the liberation of Vietnam and the repression in Chile. The poems and songs include compositions by Victor Jara, a Chilean poet who was executed by the military government following the coup that overthrew Salvador Allende. Jara was a hero to Jim Jones and Peoples Temple.
Date of transcription: 6/18/79
In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.
On June 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-72. This tape was found to contain the following:
Tape recording of KPFA, Radio Free Berkeley, program on the liberation of Vietnam and the repression in Chile, hosted by a female with a number of songs by people from third world countries.
Differences with FBI Summary:
The summary is accurate and meets the FBI’s purposes.
Tape originally posted July 2014