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The Personal Representative of the President ( Caffery ) to the Acting Secretary of State

14. My No. 12, January 14, 3 p.m. [a.m.] I think it is safe to say that a government headed by Mendieta and supported by Batista will represent a majority of the Cuban people: both of them without question are extremely popular in very different sectors of the public.

I again respectfully urge immediate action in order to avert a catastrophe: the only other section of the public which has any chance of reaching power at this time is the extreme left.