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Cryptonym: AMBALD-2

Definition:
Juan Arcocha Barcelo, worked for the CIA Paris station during 1965.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10216-10349: CABLE RE AMBALD/2 HAD RECEIVED LETTER FROM AMBALD/2 FATHER

3/18/65 CIA cable from Paris to Director: "UNSNAFU-9 reported 10 March that AMBALD-2 told him 9 March that AMBALD-2 had received letter from AMBALD-2's father in which father stated he had received letter from AMLASH-1, which AMLASH-1 left at university for father, in which AMLASH-1 told father all was well with him and he had returned safely. UNSNAFU-9 states AMLASH-1 and AMBALD-2 not close but that AMBALD-2 likes AMLASH-1 very much. This first news in Paris of AMLASH-1's safe return."

104-10216-10340: CABLE RE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS LEADING TO FIRING OF SNAFU/9.

3/23/65: UNSNAFU-9 dismissal by UNSNAFU-19 after argument at (Cuban) Embassy (in) March which culminated in UNSNAFU-19 taking shot at UNSNAFU-9...case officer persuaded UNSNAFU-9 give him 38 cal revolver, which AMLASH-1 had given UNSNAFU-9 for use in possible future trouble, for safekeeping in office...UNSNAFU-9 hoping to get further information on what action UNSNAFU-19 is taking via UNSNAFU-13 and UNSNAFU-14 and possibily AMBALD-2."

104-10216-10337: CONTACT REPORT: MEETING WITH AMBALD ON TALKS WITH CARLOS FRANQUI PARIS, FRANCE, MARCH 1965. IN

3/24/65 Memorandum for the Record, an extract on briefing report between Stanley Figolak aka "Horace Goelet" and AMBALD-1 (Humberto Arcocha Barcelo): "Figolak asked AMBALD-1 if AMBALD-2 (Juan Arcocha Barcelo) or (Carlos) Franqui had told him the names of any of those on Raul's list for execution if Fidel were to be assassinated. AMBALD-1 said that they had mentioned Efigenio Ameijeiras, Faure Chomon, and Rolando Garcia as listed.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich • Gavin McDonald

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