Nov 23, 78 • 2212 • State-Port of Spain • 296908

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 87 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The full text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE296908_d.html.]

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STATE 296908
ORIGIN ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 FBIE-00 SS-15 SCS-06 CA-01 H-01
CIAE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 JUSE-00 SY-05 SSO-00
INRE-00 SYE-00 DODE-00 /054 R
DRAFTED BY ARA/RPP:RZIMMERMANN
APPROVED BY ARA:JBUSHNELL
FBI:ANICHOLAS
S/S-O: TGMARTIN
SCS:RDAVIS
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O 232212Z NOV 78 ZFF4
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN NIACT IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY BRIDGETOWN NIACT IMMEDIATE
INFO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
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BRIDGETOWN FOR AMB. FOX [Richard J. Fox, Jr., American Ambassador to Trinidad]
E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: FY, TD, ASEC, CASC
SUBJECT: MEMBERS OF PEOPLES TEMPLE IN PORT OF SPAIN
REFERENCE: PORT OF SPAIN 3373

1. FBI NOT PREPARED TO FINANCE TRIP BY ANY OF THE PEOPLES TEMPLE MEMBERS CURRENTLY IN PORT OF SPAIN, BUT WE ARE STILL VERY INTERESTED IN RECEIVING GOTT [GOVERNMENT OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO] AGREEMENT FOR FBI TO GO TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TO INTERVIEW THEM.

2. IF THE THREE AMERICANS ARE DESTITUTE EMBASSY MAY WISH

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TO CONSIDER REPATRICATION [REPATRIATION].

CHRISTOPHER [Acting Secretary of State Warren Christopher]

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Originally posted on March 2nd, 2020.

Last modified on July 17th, 2022.
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