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Cryptonym: AMBRONC-1

Definition:
Eduardo Martin y Elena
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10061-10115: LIST OF NAMES RE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION INVESTIGATION

#10 on this list provided to HSCA by CIA identifies AMBRONC-1 as "Eduardo Martin y Elina".

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1958-1960, Volume VI: Cuba Current Section: 617. 12/6/60 - Despatch from the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

"The civilian head of the (FRD) is "Tony" de Varona. His military counterpart is said to be Col. Eduardo Martin Elena, a respected career Cuban army officer, reportedly untainted by connections with the Batista government.

124-10286-10222: No Title

ELC was in formation in April 1962. Col. Ramon Barquin wanted Martin Elena to be its leader. Martin Elena was not yet willing to commit - he wanted clarity "of the acceptance of the ideas of the organization by Cubans in general".

104-10220-10105: INFORMATION REPORT VIEWS OF CARLOS PRIO SOCARRAS ON THE STATUS OF HIS MILITARY PLANS TO LIBERATE CUBA

Carlos Prio was trying to spark an invasion of Cuba in late 1963. Francisco Fesser was the source of this story. Prio brought together three former commanders of high rank, including Martin Elena "known more for his capability than his valor". Prio claimed to have bases in eight countries and spoke disparagingly of the CIA. Was seeking money from wealthy donors.

104-10168-10333: CABLE: SITUATION IN AMPORT SEEMS SLOWLY TO BE REACHING SETTLEMENT VIA CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN AMDIP-1 AND AMPALM-5

2/18/61 memo from JMWAVE to BELL: In discussions regarding AMPORT/FRD Executive Committee, "apparent reason for AMJAG-1/Justo Carrillo non-acceptance of trav trap is fact AMBRONC-1 was AMJAG-1 nominee."

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