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Cryptonym: AMBLEAK-2

Definition:
Female member of UR that was a courier to AMBLEAK-1.
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10226-10423: AGREEMENT TO SERVE AS COURIER IN CUBAN OPERATION

5/25/62 cable from JMWAVE to Director: She agreed to act as exclusive courier for AMBLEAK-1 on secret basis. She will get low-level s/w and some tradecraft training from AMPAN-2, his alias will be as a UR member. She believes she is a courier for UR and that though money comes from US the UR is an autonomous group.

104-10226-10090: CABLE RE: REFS REFLECT MOST RECENT ACQUISITION INTEL RE TIMING GENERAL UPRISING

8/31/62 cable from JMWAVE to Director: "WAVE initially regarded info as accurate reflection what UR experiencing in Cuba. However investigation and reappraisal this info leads conclusion info not accurate and may be reflection (of) G-2 deception or provocation op." (Other anti-Castro organizations supposedly involved in uprising state they have no knowledge of it.).

104-10226-10091: CABLE RE: AMBLEAK-2 TOLD AMBLEAK-1 THAT

9/4/62 cable from JMWAVE to Director: "AMBLEAK-2 told AMBLEAK-1 that REDACTED had arrived Cuba recently to make personal study of situation. She added French ambassador had indicated to her Chief of Mission that REDACTED high ranking military expert and intel officer stationed (Washington DC). She also stated that her embassy full aware Unidad Revolucionaria involvement planned uprising and knew that REDACTED had been sending radio messages to French embassy for passage to UR leader during period 27-31 August. She claims further that all information known to Western diplomatic community in Havana concerning planned uprising comes to UR via French embassy. AMBLEAK-2 stated Western diplomats were expecting uprising when she left and her embassy had painted signs to be posted on homes of embassy staff and of AMBLEAK-1 mother stating that buildings were under protection HBGRIPING? embassy..."

104-10166-10226: UNIDAD REVOLUCIONARIA

August-September 1962 summary: "AMBLEAK-2 reported that UNION-11 arrived in Cuba late in August to investigate rumors of an impending uprising. The UNION embassy had been fully aware of UR involvement. AMBLEAK-2 stated that all information known to the Western diplomatic community about the August uprising had been learned from UR via the UNION embassy. UNION-11 was said to have been sending messages to the UNION embassy from 27-31 August for passage to the leader of UR. AMLEO-3 stated that the August uprising was common knowledge among (Cuban) government officials; that none were concerned about it because the participating groups were said to have been thoroughly penetrated by (Cuban) security forces. Between 2000 and 2200 on 30 August a command was to be given by a type of General Staff in Santiago de Cuba that would trigger the uprising. The events of 30 August were no less drastic in their effect on UR leadership than those of April 1961...on 16 October Pedro Lopez wrote to UR in exile that he suspected Rosario Moreno, a 19 year old model and former mistress of Fuentefria, deposed UR coordinator..."

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