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Cryptonym: AMAGRESS

Definition:
Libertad Antigua Arencibia.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
Acquaintance of Cuban exile, Ricardo Morales. Instructed by the CIA to follow up her relationship with Morales in 1968.
Sources:

104-10177-10311: MEMORANDUM: AMAGRESS. INTERVIEW WITH LIBERTAD ANTIGUA ARENCIBIA, ON 3 SEPTEMBER 1968, AT THE FREEDOM HOUSE IN MIAMI

09/09/68, CIA memorandum: "AMAGRESS. List of exiles known to ANTIGUA: Ricardo MORALES (mat. unknown), DPOB: c. 1938 in Cuba. 'Recently, my cousin (KABA) brought MORALES into the 'Mary Jane' store where I worked. MORALES recognized me first. Then I remembered he had been an asylee in the Brazilian Embassy in about 1961. He had been a G-2 in Cuba 1959-60. I asked him what he was doing here and he said 'I don't work. I am doing the same thing I did in Cuba.' I don't know what he meant by this, but my sister (Sara ANTIGUA) told me that KABA runs around in political circles here and to stay away from him. I thought it strange that anyone who lives here doesn't work. He told me (MORALES told Libertad) that he wanted to see me and would drop by the house soon. I don't know if he is interested in me (love) or he has something else in mind. He didn't say.' Meeting with Libertad 5 September: Libertad recognized Ricardo MORALES' matronymic as Navarette, the minute I mentioned it. She recalls that when he sought asylum in the Brazilian Embassy in Havana, in c. 1961, he filled out a questionnaire listing his previous employment as: 'Captain G-2.' She cannot remember anything else about this individual, except that he came to the Embassy with another asylee: Manuel RODRIGUEZ Alvareda, DPOB: c. 1933 in Havana, Cuba. Libertad has been instructed to follow up on her relationship with MORALES, through KABA, and learn as much about them as she can without arousing their suspicions."

104-10177-10310: FORM: DOCUMENT TRANSFER AND CROSS REFERENCE: ATT 1 REPORT DTD 03 SEP 68, PG 1

09/09/68, CIA document: "MORALES, NAVARETTE, RICARDO ANIBAL: 201-285923, Sex M DOB?: 201-831374, UFAA-00160, 09 Sep 68: CIT CUBA, OCC? USA, Florida, Miami. Att 1 Report 1C PG 5 par 10 Report DTD 05 Sep 68. Contact of Liberta Maria Antigua Arencibia 201-831374. R 6810291066."

124-90065-10029: CIA MEMO: LIBERTAD ANTIGUA ARRENCIBIA - SUSPECT CUBAN INTELLIGENCE AGENT

10/18/68, CIA memo from Deputy Director for Plans to the Director of the FBI (Attention: Mr. S. J. Papich): "1. Reference is made to Subject on whom considerable information has been disseminated to the Bureau, the last from this Agency being CSCI-316/03970-68 dated 9 October 1968. 2. Attached herewith is a copy of the 9 September 1968 debriefing of Libertad Antigua Arrencibia which was provided by our Miami representative. 3. Information on the following individuals was complied from the files of this office and from the files of a group of Cuban emigres trained in the techniques of information collection: a. Manuel Abelend Martin was born in Havana, Cuba, on 17 April 1911. He is married to Elena Rodriguez Regulez, a Cuban citizen. His parents were Juan Abelend, a former Cuban Consul in Lisbon, Portugal, and Concepcion Martin. Both parents are deceased. Manuel's brother, Gonzalo Abelend Martin, is employed at the Brazilian Consulate in Miami, Florida. Manuel was contracted to work for the Brazilian Embassy in Havana, Cuba from 1 January 1933 through the first part of 1963. He served as Vice Consul up until his departure from Cuba in 1963. His wife was also employed in the same Embassy. Since 1963, Abelend has been in Paris, France reportedly serving as Consul in the Brazilian Embassy. According to a reliable source, he has traveled widely throughout Europe and Latin America. He is well educated, skillful and has a great deal of experience in clandestine activities as a result of his working in the Brazilian Embassy in Havana. Source also reported that Abelend has a past history of assisting personnel to escape prosecution by the Castro regime. According to available information, Abelend has, in the past, provided asylum to anti-Castro Cubans. Abelend is currently of interest to our Agency..." (CONTINUED BELOW).

124-90065-10029: CIA MEMO: LIBERTAD ANTIGUA ARRENCIBIA - SUSPECT CUBAN INTELLIGENCE AGENT

10/18/68, CIA memo from Deputy Director for Plans to the Director of the FBI (Attention: Mr. S. J. Papich): (CONTINUED): b. Ana Maria Abelend. From an article published in the Cuban magazine Bohemia, 1 October 1965 edition, page 41, it appears that one Ana M. Abelend is a singer. The article mentions that her song is an Argentine tango, 'Sin Ti No Se Vivir.' c. Gonzalo Abelend Martin, the brother to Manuel Abelend Martin, is an Attache in the Brazilian Embassy in Miami, Florida. He was born in Havana, Cuba on 1 April 1924. Our files indicate that from 1961 through 1963 Gonzalo Abelend may have been a (REDACTION). The above is sensitive and restricted information. Our files indicate that the Department of State and the Immigration and Naturalization Service may have additional information on Abelend. d. A search of our files failed to reveal any pertinent identifiable information concerning fnu Juvenal and Mario lnu. e. All available information concerning the other individuals mentioned in the attached debriefing was previously disseminated to the Bureau in CSCI-316/03651-68 dated 13 September 1968, and CSCI-316/03970-68 dated 9 October 1968, Subject as above. 4. This information has been made available to your representative in Miami, Florida."

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