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Cryptonym: AMBANTY

Definition:
Paramilitary operation of internal resistance in Cuba, originally called AMCOBRA, rolled up by Castro in 1964.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10308-10016: KATHLEEN B.: FILE OPENED OCT 62, PM OPERATION. ORIGINAL AMCOBRA OP CONSISTED

Kathleen B's notes: "PM (paramilitary) operation. Original AMCOBRA op consisted of a two-man PM team (AMBANTY-1 and -2) recruited and trained in US and subsequently infiltrated clandestinely into Cuba March 1962. They recruited inside Cuba - there were over 400 assets in the intel/resistance complex as of May 1964 when the operation was rolled up by Cuban authorities.

Myriam Marquez, Miami Herald, December 2008, "In Defiance: Cuba's Women Prisoners": http://elcubanocafe.blogspot.com/2008/12/in-defiance-cubas-women-prisoners.html

"...(Aracelis Rodriguez San Roman) came from a big family of 11 siblings, country folks who grew rice, tobacco, malanga and corn in Pinar del Río. With only a sixth-grade education, Rodríguez is scrappy smart. She kept the books for the Frente Union Occidental, the Eastern Union Front (sic: should state "Western Union Front"), an anti-Castro group her uncle ran to disrupt commerce by bombing bridges. That uncle, Esteban Marquez Novo, escaped to the United States, trained with the CIA, and returned to Cuba to run missions and bring out some of his nephews between 1961 and 1964."

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