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List of Abbreviations

  • AD, Accion Democratica, Venezuelan political party
  • AFL-CIO, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • AFP, Alliance for Progress
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • ALCAN, Aluminium Company of Canada
  • A.P., Accion Popular, Peruvian political party
  • APRA, Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana, Peruvian political party
  • ARA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • ARA/BR, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Office of Brazilian Affairs
  • ARA/CCA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Office of the Coordinator of Cuban Affairs
  • ARA/CMA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Office of Caribbean and Mexican Affairs
  • ARA/EST, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Office of East Coast Affairs
  • ARA/OAP, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Office of Central American and Panamanian Affairs
  • ARA/REA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Office of Inter-American Regional Economic Affairs
  • ARA/RPA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Office of Inter-American Regional Political Affairs
  • ARA/WST, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Office of West Coast Affairs
  • ARs, American Republics
  • ARS, aerial reconnaissance and security
  • B/FAC, Deputy Coordinator for Foreign Assistance, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • BG, British Guiana
  • BWI$, British West Indies dollar
  • CA, Central America
  • CAS, Controlled American source
  • CI, counter insurgency
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIAP, Inter-American Committee on the Alliance for Progress
  • CINCARIB, Commander in Chief, Caribbean
  • CINCLANT, Commander in Chief, Atlantic
  • CINCSO, Commander in Chief, Southern Command
  • Cirtel, Circular telegram
  • COAS, Council of the Organization of American States
  • COMAP, Commerce Committee for the Alliance for Progress
  • COMIBOL, Corporacion Minera de Bolivia
  • Contel, Consulate telegram
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DOD/ISA, Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs
  • DR, Dominican Republic
  • ECLA, United Nations Council on Latin America
  • Embdes, Embassy despatch
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • EUR/WE, Bureau of European Affairs, Office of Western European Affairs
  • Eximbank, Export Import Bank of the United States
  • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FM, Foreign Minister
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • GAWU, Guiana Agricultural Workers Union
  • GOA, Government of Argentina
  • GOB, Government of Bolivia; Government of Brazil
  • GOC, Government of Chile; Government of Colombia
  • GODR, Government of the Dominican Republic
  • GOH, Government of Haiti
  • GOP, Government of Panama; Government of Peru
  • GUS, Government of the United States
  • HMG, His/Her Majesty's Government
  • IA, Inter-American
  • IADB, Inter-American Development Bank
  • IA-ECOSOC, Inter-American Economic and Social Council
  • IAPC, Inter-American Peace Committee
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
  • ICA, International Cooperation Administration
  • IDB, Inter-American Development Bank
  • IFC, International Finance Corporation
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/DDC, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Deputy Director for Coordination
  • INR/RAR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Research and Analysis for American Republics
  • IPC, International Petroleum Company
  • ITT, International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
  • LA, Latin America
  • LAFTA, Latin American Free Trade Association
  • LAPC, Latin American Policy Committee
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MATS, Military Air Transport Service
  • MFM, meeting of Foreign Ministers
  • MPCA, Man Power Citizens Association, British Guiana
  • MPD, Movimiento Popular Dominicano, Dominican political party
  • niact, night action, communications indicator requiring action by the recipient at any hour of the day or night
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
  • NSP, National Security Paper
  • OARS, ocean area reconnaissance satellite
  • OAS, Organization of American States
  • OASD/ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • ODECA, Organizacion de Estados Centro-Americanos
  • OIC, Office of International Conferences, Bureau of International Organization Affairs
  • P.L.-480, Public Law 480, Food for Peace
  • PNC, People's National Congress, British Guiana political party
  • POLAD, Political Adviser
  • PPP, People's Progressive Party, British Guiana political party
  • PR, proportional representation
  • PRD, Partido Revolucionario Dominicano, Dominican political party
  • PRSC, Partido Revolucionario Social Cristiano, Dominican political party
  • PWO, People's Women Organization, suborganization of the People's Progressive Party
  • PYO, People's Youth Organization, suborganization of the People's Progressive Party
  • SCCS, Special Consultative Committee on Security
  • SIM, Trujillo's secret police
  • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
  • S/P, Policy Planning Council, Department of State
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SUDENE, Superintendency for the Development of the Northeast (Brazil)
  • TTM, Ton Tons Macoutes (Haiti)
  • TWI, The West Indies
  • UF, United Front, British Guiana political party
  • UCN, Union Civica Nacional, Dominican political party
  • UCRP, Union Civica Radical del Pueblo, Argentine political party
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNCLA, United Nations Economic Commission on Latin America
  • UNCRI, Union Civica Radical Intransigenta, Argentine political party
  • UNCTAD, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • USAID, United States Agency for International Development
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • USMC, United States Marine Corps
  • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
  • UWI, University of the West Indies
  • WAT, Washington Assessment Team
  • WIROM, telegram indicator for Department of State administrative telegrams
  • YPF, Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (national petroleum company of Argentina)