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Cryptonym: ALAGORA-2

Definition:
Unknown identity. ALAGORA-2 was a CIA agent or asset from at least September 1960 to August, 1964. 201-281291.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
ALAGORA-2 was born on 13 March, 1930, in Santiago de Cuba. Was involved in numerous Communist or sympathizer groups in Cuba from 1960 to 1963.
Sources:

104-10071-10229: CABLE REQUESTING SAFE CONDUCT FOR MORALES TO BRAZIL IN SEPT 1960

09/21/60, Cable from Director to Rio de Janerio (Orig: Barney Hidalgo, Unit: WH/CI): Slugline JMNET: Ref A. DIR 40734 (OUT 98636)* Ref B. RIOD 4538 (IN 13576)** "1. Request RIOD contact liaison and request attempt be made arrange safe conduct Morales to Brazil. Also to take same action as per Ref A. 2. For HAVA and RIOD. What is present status Ref A? WH Comments: *Requested that Figueras Armas be brought U.S. at own request after his arrival Rio and asked care to prevent exposure ALAGORA-2. **Advised that Ricardo Anibal Morales Y Navarrette and 5 others granted asylum Brazilian Embassy Havana." One of the "5 others" was Manuel Orcarberro Rodriguez - this document shows that the Brazilian Embassy was his address, that he obtained his visa on 8/5/60 and he was able to depart on 11/29/60: See 124-90120-10007, page 4. Also see: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8842/42792_DC000482-01073?pid=9446338&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D8842%26h%3D9446338%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DNxz2%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=Nxz2&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true

104-10290-10420: CABLE: INITIAL MEETING WITH STATION CONTACT

10/31/63, Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline TYPIC PBRUMEN ALAGORA-2: "1. At initial meeting with new Station contact Floyd N. Aimonet (P), ALAGORA-2 made offer of use of his lateral diplomatic pouch to Cuba. Offer accepted tentatively. Advise best possible uses. 2. PRQ Part II being pouched." - - 11/01/63, Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: "Attached us PRQ Part II on Subject. It should be noted that certain of the information contained herein is the result of the reconstruction of facts based upon the incomplete files available locally and the personal knowledge of the current case officer. Specifically, references to initial contacts, etc. could much better be written by Station Rio de Janeiro, the point of origin of the operation, or by James C. Collett (P), original case officer, now in Headquarters." https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=191889&relPageId=1

104-10100-10359: CABLE: PERSONNEL OF THE BRAZILIAN EMBASSY IN HAVANA

11/07/63, Cable from Director to Mexico City: Slugline TYPIC PBRUMEN ALAGORA-2: "1. ALAGORA-2 offer of definite interest, providing staff of Brazil Embassy Cuba subjected to systematic vetting and mechanics of pouch system cautiously examined. 2. Personnel of Brazil Embassy HAVA follow: A. Luis Bastian Pinto, 201-043739, Ambassador. Subject of MEXI 3598, 28 February 1963, contact of Renard. Despite some adverse information of treatment of asylees in Brazil Embassy, appears cooperative but inactive and far from controlled source. B. Jose Maria Diniz Ruiz de Gamboa, 201-328694, Third Secretary. See UFGA 8030, 7 March 1963, para 7. POA has expired. C. Mario Rogerio Mestrinho Mello, 201-351953, Attache. POA granted 27 September 1963. No adverse information. D. Emaldo Gomez Magalhars (sp), Second Secretary. No derogatory info. E. Pablo Guilherme Villas Boas Castro (sp). Third Secretary. No derogatory info. 3. Above persons should be discussed with ALAGORA-2, whose judgement as tested source bears trust. ALAGORA-2 should suggest recipient of pouched material, advise limitations in frequency of use, size, and type of material. As these factors resolved possible uses can be suggested. WH Comment: *Ref advised ALAGORA-2 has offered use of (REDACTION) to Cuba."

104-10098-10160: DISPATCH: ALAGORA-2

11/19/63, Dispatch from Chief, WH Division to COS, Mexico City: "The last extension of the POA on ALAGORA-2 expired on 21 May 1962. In order to process a POA and OA, it will be necessary for the Station to furnish a complete PRQ I and current traces."

104-10098-10168: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/CONTACT WITH ALAGORA-2

11/20/63, Dispatch from Chief, Western Hemisphere Division to COS, Mexico City: "REF: RIOD 2337, 11 October 1963. ALAGORA-2 has not called Boyd I. Rolender to date. - - 11/29/63, Dispatch from Chief, Western Hemisphere Division to COS, Mexico City: "ALAGORA-2 has not called Boyd I. Rolender to date." https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=191909&relPageId=1

104-10211-10247: CABLE: AT 3 DECEMBER MEETING, ( ) ENCOURAGED BECAUSE BRAZIL

12/04/63, Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline ALAGORA/2: "At 3 December meeting, ALAGORA-2 encouraged because Brazil had set precedent of breaking solidarity with Mexican OAS delegation on Venezuelan proposal investigation Cuban arms movements. According A-2, Brazilian OAS delegates had orders up to to 30 November to vote with Mexico, i.e., to abstain on legal grounds, but public indignation fuelled by widespread press play in Brazil forced GOB change instructions."

104-10516-10346: CABLE: CUBAN GOVERNMENT EFFORT TO IMPROVE RELATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA

Re 12/8/63: from Mexico City to Director: "SUPDATA Source ALAGORA-2 who gave the information to Floyd N. Aimonet. Source purposely disguised for security reasons....Source persons (B) with excellent contacts in the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations." Castro was of the opinion that the US was "softening its diplomatic line toward Cuba", and passed that opinion on to Mexico and Brazil.

104-10097-10101: REQUEST FOR SUPPORT FOR AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW

12/10/63, Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline FLASH DIR CITE MEXI 7322: RYBAT PBRUMEN: "1. ALAGORA-2 has received urgent request from Cuban Ambassador for interview 1100 local 10 Dec. Reason not known. 2. ALAGORA-2 has requested Station provide tech and equipment to record interview. This would not provide Station with information which could not be reported orally by ALAGORA-2. On other hand would cement relations with ALAGORA-2 who has offered unrestricted use his pouch Cuba. 3. Request HQs views ASAP as installation must be initiated immediately if ALAGORA-2 request to be met. If HQs prefers not meet request Station will claim time element prohibits implementation."

104-10290-10109: CABLE: IF COS CONSIDERS THIS PERMISSIBLE FROM STANDPONT OF SECURITY SUGGEST GO AHEAD

12/10/63, Cable from Director to Mexico City: "REF: MEXI 7322* If COS considers this permissible from standpoint of security suggest you go ahead. C/S Comment: *(IN 77472), request HQs views ASAP as installation must be initiated immediately if ALAGORA-2 request to be met if HQs prefers not meet request STA will claim time element prohibits implementation."

104-10098-10389 TRACE REQUEST - RODRIGUEZ, LESLIE RODRIGO AGUILERA - CUBAN OFFICIAL

12/20/63 cable MEXI 7477, slugline PBRUMEN TYPIC ALAGORA-2: "Cable station traces Leslie Rodrigo Rodriguez Aguilera, Cuban official traveling special PP E/63/850. Entered Mexico on courtesy visa No. 1131 issued Habana 2 Dec 1963. Applied Brazilian visa locally for purpose meeting leftist leaders (in Rio de Janeiro). ALAGORA-2 anxious (to) refuse visa if derog info materializes. Index."

104-10101-10264 CABLE:SUBJECT BORN 13 MARCH 1930, SANTIAGO DE CUBA IS LISTED AS COMMUNIST

12/21/63, Cable from Director to Mexico City: Slugline TYPIC ALAGORA-2: "1. Subject born 13 March 1930, Santiago de Cuba is listed as Communist, Foreign Relations Secretary and Secretary General of Cuban Education Workers Union and employee of Cuban Ministry Education. Reported he attended Communist indoctrination courses in Moscow and Prague. In 1960 Subject was Cuban delegate to Seventh Congress American Educators; then reported as Communist sympathizer of group; also accredited 1960 to organization committee of commie front World Education Congress at Konakry as Cuban secretary of American educators. Visited Peiping 1960 as leader group Cuban teachers. Was Cuban delegate world federation teachers unions admin committee Prague July 1961. March-April 1962 headed delegation Cuban educators to Poland and East Berlin. In June 1963 Cuban delegate to eighth congress American educators in Rio. Has also used PP E/61/278."

104-10180-10072: CABLE RE: PER REF B REPORTED HE RECEIVED REPORT CASTRO SENT MONEY BRAZIL BIA DIP COURIERS

08/07/64, Cable from Mexico City to Director: "1. Per Ref B ALAGORA-2 reported he received report Castro sent money Brazil via DIP couriers. Attributed to 'exile who uncle Raul Roa.' Per Ref C MEXI requested pass sterile report to A-2 re Castro financial aid. Ref D authorized Ref C request. Ref E concurred. Sterile report passed contained basic content MILATT report O Cruzeiro article. 2. Note line page six: ...'Porquanto a denuncia foi confirmada verbalmente pilo proprio embaikador do Brazil no Mexico' which indicates cooperation between MILATT and ambassador despite fact that A-2 and current MEXI contact (IDEN) said that classified MILATT reports are compartmented from everyone in embassy including AMB. 3. MEXI has no other facts. Can A-2 be re-questioned? Page 2: "IDEN: Lyle Amaury Tarrisse da Fontoura, first secretary Brazil Embassy MEXI."

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