Serial 461

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 461 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE300468_d.html.

[The State Department release withheld all names and identifying information of people associated with Peoples Temple. The FBI withheld only the name of Richard Janaro’s cousin, Anthony La Vardera. All are denoted in red type in their respective cables.]

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STATE 300468
ORIGIN CA-01
INFO OCT-01 ARA-11 ISO-00 SCS-06 SS-15 SSO-00 SY-05 FBIE-00 CIAE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 INRE-00 DODE-00 /049 R
DRAFTED BY CA:TEGLOVER:LIM
APPROVED BY ARA:JABUSHNELL
SCS:AGISE
S/S-O:TREYNDERS
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O 280019Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN IMMEDIATE
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E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP, TY – (JANARO, RICHARD)
SUBJECT: PRESENCE IN PORT OF SPAIN OF MEMBERS OF PEOPLE TEMPLE MOVEMENT
REF: PORT OF SPAIN 03395

1. Department has received request from Anthony La Vardera, first cousin of Richard Janaro. He requests Mr. Janaro contact him at 516-221-6530 for any aid and assistance. Mr. La Vardera states he represents East Coast branch of Mr. Janaro’s relatives.

Vance [Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State]

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Originally posted on March 24th, 2019.

Last modified on June 30th, 2022.
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