Nov 22, 78 • 2229 • Port of Spain-State • 3371

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 296 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978PORTO03371_d.html.]

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PORT O 03371 222230Z
ACTION ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 FBIE-00 SCS-06 CA-01 H-01 CIAE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 JUSE-00 SY-05 SSO-00 INRE-00 /039 W
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O 222229Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 3273
AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN NIACT IMMEDIATE
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E. O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO), TD
SUBJECT: MEMBERS OF PEOPLES’ TEMPLE IN PORT OF SPAIN.
REFERENCE: (A) PORT OF SPAIN 3343; (B) STATE 295989

1. MEMBERS OF PEOPLES’ TEMPLE DID NOT RPT NOT RETURN TO EMBASSY TODAY, AND WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO DETERMINE IF THEY ARE STILL IN TRINIDAD.

2. BECAUSE OF LATE ARRIVAL OF REFTEL B, WE HAD TO CONTACT MEA OFFICIAL AT HOME ASKING THAT REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF FBI VISIT BE BROUGHT TO FM DONALDSON’S ATTENTION FIRST THING IN MORNING. THERE IS GOOD POSSIBILITY THAT DONALDSON WILL ELECT TO TAKE THIS REQUEST TO CABINET WHICH DOES NOT MEET UNTIL FIRDAY MORNING.

FOX [Richard J. Fox, Jr., American Ambassador to Trinidad]

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Originally posted on March 2nd, 2020.

Last modified on June 29th, 2022.
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