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Cryptonym: AMBLAB-1

Definition:
AMBLAB-1 is "Alligator." Alligator is another messenger (besides AMULAR) used by Silvio Cardenas as a channel to William Pawley. Cardenas was the contact person for Rubio Padilla to communicate with Pawley. Rubio, Cardenas, and Pepin Rivero were active in the anti-Castro Accion Democratica Christiana (ADC) group in Cuba.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Note: We still have not identified the true name for "Alligator." It is possible the name might be Aguirre.
Sources:

104-10265-10293: MF: TRANSMITTAL OF MATERIAL FROM QDDALE

1/3/61 Esterline memo with marginalia indicating that "Alligator" is AMBLAB-1.

104-10265-10080

3/14/60 Robert Reynolds memo re Pawley, (Fabio Freyre) Fabre and "Alligator."

104-10049-10344

2/5/60 J.C. King cable to Station Havana indicating how Cardenas will be the contact person for Rubio Padilla to communicate with Pawley.

104-10269-10006

8/31/60 Esterline interview with Pawley. A man named Aguirre might possibly be a good candidate for "Alligator".

Contributors:
John Newman

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