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Abbreviations and Terms

  • A/AID, Office of the Administrator, Agency for International Development
  • ABC, American Broadcast Company
  • ACDA, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • AFB, Air Force base
  • AFL, American Federation of Labor
  • AFL–CIO, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • AFP, Agence France-Presse
  • AG, Andean Group
  • AI, Amnesty International
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • AIFLD, American Institute for Free Labor Development
  • AMB, Ambassador
  • AN–26, Cuban/Soviet airplane
  • ANACH, National Association of Honduran Campesinos
  • ANC, Conservative National Action Party (Nicaragua)
  • ANEP, Salvadoran Business Group
  • ARA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/CCA, Office of the Coordinator of Cuban Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/CEN, Office of Central American Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/PPC, Office of Policy Planning, Public and Congressional Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/RPP, Office of Regional Political Programs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ART, article; artillery
  • ASAP, as soon as possible
  • ASARCO, mining company
  • ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • AWACS, Advanced/Airborne Warning and Control System
  • BBC, British Broadcasting Company
  • BHN, basic human needs
  • BPR, Popular Revolutionary Block (El Salvador)
  • B.S., bullshit
  • CA, Central America
  • CA, covert action
  • CAB, Civil Aeronautics Board
  • CABEI, Central American Development Bank
  • CAC, Central America and the Caribbean
  • CACAR, Central America and the Caribbean
  • CACM, Central American Common Market
  • CADIN, Nicaraguan Chamber of Industries
  • CAL, caliber
  • CAP, Carlos Andrés Pérez
  • CARICOM, Caribbean Community
  • CBS–TV, Columbia Broadcasting System Television
  • CCC, Commodity Credit Corporation; also Civilian Conservation Corps
  • CDB, Caribbean Development Bank
  • CDU, Christian Democratic Party
  • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
  • CFF, Compensatory Financing Facility
  • CGT, Honduran General Confederation of Workers
  • CGT–I, Nicaraguan Independent General Labor Confederation
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIACAEC, International Commission of Friendly Cooperation and Conciliation
  • CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, Pacific Command
  • CINCSO, Commander in Chief, Southern Command
  • CINCSOUTH, Commander in Chief, Southern Command
  • CNA, Salvadoran National Analysis Center
  • COB, close of business
  • CODEL, Congressional Delegation
  • COHDEFOR, Honduran State Forestry Corporation
  • COHEP, Honduran small business association
  • COL, Colonel
  • COM, Chief of Mission
  • COMECON, Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
  • COMUSMILGP, Commander of the United States Military Group
  • CONADI, Honduran National Investment Corporation
  • CONDECA, Central American Defense Council (Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua)
  • CONNG, Committee to Oversee Negotiations for a New Government (Nicaragua)
  • COPECODECA, Central American Defense Council
  • COPEFI, Permanent Council of Armed Forces (El Salvador)
  • COPEI, Comité de Organización Politica Electoral Independiente (Committee of Independent Electoral Political Organization), Venezuelan political party
  • COS, Chief of Station
  • COSEP, Superior Council for Private Enterprise (Nicaragua)
  • CR, Costa Rica
  • CRM, Revolutionary Coordinator of Masses (El Salvador)
  • CUS, Nicaraguan Labor Organization
  • CUTS, United Confederation of Salvadoran Workers
  • CV, Cyrus Vance
  • D, Deputy Secretary of State
  • DA, David Aaron
  • DAO, Defense Attaché Office
  • DATT, Defense Attaché
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • D-Day, departure day
  • DDCI, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
  • DDO, Deputy Director of Operations, Central Intelligence Agency
  • DDO/LA, Deputy Director of Operations for Latin America, Central Intelligence Agency
  • DDT, insecticide
  • DGI, Cuban General Directorate of Intelligence
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • DIN, Honduran Investigative Police
  • DMZ, demilitarized zone
  • DN, Sandinista National Liberation Front National Directorate
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DOD/ISA, International Security Agency, Department of Defense
  • DOLS, dollars
  • DOS, Department of State
  • DR, Dominican Republic
  • DRU, Unified Revolutionary Directorate (El Salvador)
  • EB/IFD/ODF, Office of Development Finance, International Finance and Development, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State
  • EGP, Guerrilla Army of the Poor (Guatemala)
  • EMB, Embassy
  • EMP, Estado Major Presidencial (El Salvador)
  • EPL, Popular Army of Liberation (El Salvador)
  • ERP, Ejército Revolucionario del Pueblo (Popular Revolutionary Army; El Salvador)
  • ESF, Economic Support Fund
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/NE, Office of Northern Europe Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EXDIS, exclusive distribution
  • EXIM, Export Import Bank of the United States
  • FAN, Frente Amplio Nacional (Salvadoran right-wing group)
  • FAO, Frente Amplio (Nicaraguan broad opposition front)
  • FAO–PC, FAO Political Committee (Nicaragua)
  • FAPU, Unified Popular Action Front (El Salvador)
  • FAR, Rebel Armed Forces (Guatemala)
  • FARN, Armed Forces of National Resistance (El Salvador)
  • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FCO, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (United Kingdom)
  • FDR, Revolutionary Democratic Front (El Salvador)
  • FDR/DRU, Revolutionary Democratic Front and the Unified Revolutionary Directorate (El Salvador)
  • FDRL, Revolutionary Democratic Front (El Salvador)
  • FM, Foreign Minister
  • FMC, Federal Maritime Commission
  • FMLN, Farabundo Martí Liberation Movement
  • FMS, Foreign Military Sales
  • FONMIN, Foreign Minister
  • FPL, Farabundo Martí Popular Liberation Forces (El Salvador)
  • FPN, Nicaraguan National Patriotic Front
  • FPN–MPU, Nicaraguan National Patriotic Front and the United People’s Movement
  • FRG, Federal Republic of Germany
  • FSLN, Sandinista National Liberation Front (Nicaragua)
  • FSLN–GPP, Popular Prolonged War faction of the Sandinista National Liberation Front
  • FSLN/PG, Sandinista National Liberation Front Provisional Government
  • FSLN–T, Terciario Faction Sandinista National Liberation Front
  • FSLN–TP, Proletarian Tendency faction of the Sandinista National Liberation Front
  • FSO, Fund for Special Operations, Inter-American Development Bank
  • FSN, Foreign Service National
  • FUR, United Front of the Revolution (Guatemala)
  • FUSEP, Honduran Public Security Force
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • G–2, Military Intelligence Unit
  • G–12, Group of Twelve
  • Gen., General
  • GC, Guardia Civil (Costa Rican security force); also, Office of the General Counsel, Agency for International Development
  • GN, Guardia Nacional (Nicaraguan National Guard)
  • GNP, gross national product
  • GNR, Government of National Reconciliation (Nicaragua)
  • GOB, Government of Belize
  • GOC, Government of Canada; Government of Cuba
  • GOCR, Government Costa Rica
  • GOES, Government of El Salvador
  • GOG, Government of Guatemala
  • GOH, Government of Honduras
  • GOM, Government of Mexico
  • GON, Government of Nicaragua
  • GOP, Government of Peru
  • GOV, Government of Venezuela
  • GP, Provisional Government (Nicaragua)
  • GPP, Popular Prolonged War faction of the FLSN (Nicaragua)
  • GRN, Revolutionary Government of Nicaragua
  • GSP, Generalized System of Preferences
  • GTMO, Guantanamo
  • HA, Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Department of State
  • HA/HR, Office of Human Rights, Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Department of State
  • HEG, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala
  • HIG, Housing Investment Guarantee
  • HMG, Her Majesty’s Government
  • HONDUTEL, Honduran telephone company
  • HQS, headquarters
  • IADB, see IDB
  • IAGS, Inter-American Geodetic Survey
  • IAHRC, Inter-American Human Rights Commission
  • IAP, International Authority of the Plebiscite (Nicaragua)
  • IAPA, Inter-American Press Association
  • IAPF, Inter-American Peace Force
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • ICA, International Communications Agency
  • ICJ, International Commission of Jurists
  • ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • IDA, International Development Association
  • IDB, Inter-American Development Bank
  • IDCA, International Development and Cooperation Administration
  • IE, Intelligence Estimate
  • IFIs, international financial institutions
  • IG, Intergovernmental Group
  • IIM, Interagency Intelligence Memorandum
  • IL–62, Cuban/Soviet airplane
  • IMET, International Military Education and Training
  • IMETP, International Military Education and Training Program
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • INCAE, Central American Institute for Business Administration, Graduate School of Business and Public Administration
  • INDE, Nicaraguan National Development Institute
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/DDC, Deputy Director for Coordination, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/IL, Intelligence Liaison, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/INC, Office of Narcotic Control, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/RAR, Office of Research and Analysis for the American Republics, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IO/UNP, Office of United Nations Political Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IRS, Internal Revenue Service
  • ISA/IA, International Security Affairs, Inter-American Region, Department of Defense
  • ISTA, Salvadoran Agrarian Reform Agency
  • JC, Jimmy Carter
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JRG, Revolutionary Governing Junta; Junta of Revolutionary Government of El Salvador (Junta Revolucionaria de Govierno)
  • LA, Latin America; Latin American
  • LAC/CEN, Office of Central American and Panamanian Affairs, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, Agency for International Development
  • LAC/DR, Office of Development Resources, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, Agency for International Development
  • L/ARA, Legal Advisor, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • LAFTA, Latin American Free Trade Area
  • LDC, less developed country
  • LDX, long distance xerography
  • Leg Att, Legal Attaché
  • LIMDIS, limited distribution
  • LOA, Letter of Agreement
  • LP, Popular League of February 28 (El Salvador)
  • LP–28, Popular League of February 28 (El Salvador)
  • L/PM, Office of the Legal Advisor, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
  • Lt., Lieutenant
  • M, million
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MDB, Multilateral Development Bank
  • MDF, Multinational Defense Force
  • MDN, Nicaraguan Democratic Movement
  • MFM, Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of American States
  • MIL, military
  • MILGP, Military Group
  • MINGOV, Minister of Government
  • MIR, Movement of the Revolutionary Left (Chile)
  • MLC, Constitutionalist Liberal Movement (Nicaragua)
  • MM, millimeter
  • MNC, multinational corporation
  • MNR, Salvadoran Socialist Party
  • MOD, Minister of Defense
  • MODLOK [MODLOC], miscellaneous operations details, local operations
  • MON, Memorandum of Notification
  • MPU, United People’s Movement (Nicaragua)
  • MRP, Popular Revolutionary Movement (Costa Rica)
  • MTT, Army Mobile Training Team
  • MUP, Popular Unity Movement (Honduras)
  • M–X, missile
  • NAM, Non-Aligned Movement
  • NBC, National Broadcasting Company
  • NCOIC, Non-commissioned Officer in Charge
  • NG, Negotiating Group (for Nicaragua) OAS Commission for Friendly Cooperation and Conciliation; International Commission of Friendly Cooperation and Conciliation
  • NGR, Negotiating Group (for Nicaragua)
  • NIACT, Night Action; Needs Immediate Attention
  • NID, National Intelligence Daily
  • NIO, National Intelligence Officer, Central Intelligence Agency
  • NODIS, No distribution
  • NOFORN, Not releasable to foreign nationals
  • NP, National Police
  • NPA, National Plebiscite Authority
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSC–IG/ARA, National Security Council Interagency Working Group with Bureau of Inter-American Affairs
  • OAS, Organization of American States
  • OASGA, Organization of American States General Assembly
  • ODA, Official Development Assistance
  • ODECA, Organization of Central American States
  • OFDA, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
  • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
  • OP, Operations
  • OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • ORDEN, National Democratic Organization (El Salvador)
  • ORIT, Nicaraguan Labor Organization
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • OSD/ISA, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Bureau of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • OSN, Office of National Security (El Salvador)
  • PAA, Pan American Airlines
  • P, page; President; Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • PCD, Nicaraguan Conservative Democratic Party
  • PCES, Communist Party of El Salvador
  • PCH, Communist Party of Honduras
  • PCN, Nicaraguan Conservative Party
  • PCN, Party of National Conciliation (El Salvador)
  • PCT, percent
  • PDC, Christian Democratic Party (El Salvador, Honduras)
  • PDCH, Christian Democratic Party of Honduras
  • PEP, Personal Exchange Program
  • PERMREP, Permanent Representative
  • PG, Provisional Government (Nicaragua)
  • PGT, Communist Party of Guatemala
  • PIA, Plebiscite International Authority
  • PINU, Honduran Innovation and Unity Party
  • PJ/FSLN, Provisional Junta of the Sandinista Liberation Front
  • PL, Public Law
  • PLI, Independent Liberal Party of Nicaragua
  • PLN, Liberal Party of Nicaragua
  • PLO, Palestine Liberation Organization
  • PNG, persona non grata
  • PNH, National Party of Honduras
  • Polad, political adviser
  • PPSC, Social Christian Party (Nicaragua)
  • PR, public relations
  • PRC, Policy Review Committee
  • PRD, Revolutionary Party (Dominican Republic)
  • PRI, Institutional Revolutionary Party (Mexico)
  • PRM, Presidential Review Memorandum
  • PSD, Nicaragua Social Democratic Party
  • PSN, Socialist Party of Nicaragua
  • PSN, likely Packet Switch Network, an information system in the White House used to identify telegrams
  • PSRE, Socialist Revolutionary Party (Ecuador)
  • PTP, people-to-people
  • PTs, points
  • PVP, Popular Vanguard Party (Costa Rica)
  • QTE, quote
  • RE, regarding
  • RI, Karl “Rick” F. Inderfurth
  • RG, Record Group
  • ROCAP, Central America Regional Aid Mission (AID)
  • RP, Robert Pastor
  • RPG–2, rocket propelled grenade
  • RPT, repeat
  • R&R, rest and relaxation
  • S, Secretary of State
  • SALT, Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
  • SC, United Nations Security Council
  • SCC, Special Coordinating Committee
  • SCC(I), Special Coordinating Committee on Intelligence
  • SDC, Honduran Superior Defense Council
  • SELA, Sistema Económica de Latinoamérica; Latin American Economic System organization
  • Septel, separate telegram
  • S.I., Socialist International
  • SIGINT, signals intelligence
  • SOUTHCOM, Southern Command
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Office of the Secretary of State
  • SPECAT, Special Category Message
  • S/R, Ambassador at Large, Office of the Secretary of State
  • SR–71, Air Force Blackbird
  • S/S, Executive Secretary, Office of the Secretary of State
  • SSCI, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • S/S–I, Information Management Section, Office of the Secretary of State
  • S/S–O, Department Duty Officer, Operations Center, Office of the Secretary of State
  • SWAPO, South West Africa People’s Organization
  • T, Terciario faction of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (Nicaragua)
  • TCP, Torrijos, Carazo, and Pérez
  • TDY, temporary duty
  • TP, Proletarian Tendency faction of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (Nicaragua)
  • UCS, Union Comunal Salvadorena; Labor Union (El Salvador)
  • UDEL, Nicaraguan Union of Democratic Liberation
  • UDN, National Democratic Union (El Salvador)
  • UGB, White Warriors Union (El Salvador)
  • UH–1H, (Huey) transport helicopter
  • U.K., United Kingdom
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational and Social Council
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • UNHRC, United Nations Human Rights Commission
  • UPI, United Press International
  • U.S., United States
  • U.S.A., United States of America
  • USAID, United States Agency for International Development
  • USCINCSO, Commander-in-Chief, Southern Command
  • USDA, United States Department of Agriculture
  • USG, United States Government
  • USICA, United States International Communications Agency
  • USLO, United States Liaison Officer
  • USOAS, U.S. Representative to the Organization of American States
  • USSOUTHCOM, United States Southern Command
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
  • VIP, very important person
  • W.O., Washington Office on Latin America
  • WPA/CCC, Works Progress Administration
  • Wnintel, With Intelligence
  • WR, Weekly Reading
  • X–M, Exim Bank
  • Z, Zulu (Greenwich Mean Time)
  • ZB, Zbigniew Brzezinski