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Cryptonym: AMBLAB-1

Definition:
AMBLAB-1 is Domingo G. Silverio, aka "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:
Alligator may have also been known as "Victor Augusto". https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=56245&search=%22jose_sarria%22#relPageId=121&tab=page
Sources:

104-10265-10080: MEMO: MEETING WITH WILLIAM D. PAWLEY

3/14/60 Robert Reynolds memo re meeting with Pawley in his office in MIami. Pawley urged to keep Rubio Padilla in Cuba as long as possible. "I turned over to Pawley a couple of messages from Cardenas which Dave Morales had brought over from Habana with him. The essence of these messages: When are you going to answer our earlier correspondence?...Freyre showed up in another office - he didn't see me - with 'Alligator', the messenger used by Cardenas as another channel to Pawley. Pawley talked to Alligator while I waited outside."

1994.05.18.13:23:17:130005: Reel 55, Folder L - WILLIAM D. PAWLEY

Late April, 1960, pages 4-26: Series of notes on current events written by Alligator and sent to "Fiallo" and "Diaz T." 1994.05.18.13:40:25:750005, p. 267: Amallo Fiallo was one of the overt leaders of the MDC. 104-10265-10130, p. 4: General Martin Diaz Tamayo was meeting with Pawley, Francisco Rodriguez Tamayo and others on a plan with General Pedraza to form a "constitutional army" and move them out of the country to different bases.

104-10269-10006

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

1994.05.18.13:27:22:850005 Reel 55, Folder N - WILLIAM D. PAWLEY

9/30/60 letter in the William Pawley file is addressed to Fabio, with the name of Domingo G. Silverio, and marginalia identifying him as "Alligator".

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

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

104-10235-10044: CABLE:FOLL ARE REACTIONS TO DATE ON AMBUD-1 SPEECH AS REQUESTED

8/3/62 PW/Alice Caponong to Director. AMBLAB-1 "interviewed six (Cubans in) WAVE area with result that two not know of AMBUD-1/Miro Cardona's speech and other four read it in Diario. Three thought it good, but not have much faith in AMBUD-1."

104-10072-10182: COPY OF THE WATCHLIST PER REFERENCE

A watchlist contains the name "Silverio Dominguez Dominguez", 201-0851728, and is listed as CUIS (Cuban Intelligence Service) and WL.

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John Newman • Bill Simpich

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