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Cryptonym: AMCHUB-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. AMCHUB-1 discussed with CIA Special Affairs Staff (SAS) officer Stanley M. Figolak in late January, 1964, a tour of Mexico, Central America and Caribbean that the former was about to take.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
SAS required A-1 to report on a variety of subjects, such as the Cuban exile communities in the countries he visited, the political groups and factions etc. AMCHUB-1 planned to leave for Mexico on January 29, 1964, remaining there until February 2, at which point he would fly to the Dominican Republic. AMCHUB-1 planned to stay at the Embajador Hotel, in Santo Domingo, for about a week, but beyond this did not know the rest of his itinerary. Moreover, AMCHUB-1 had given a speech in New York on Cuba and Communism to the American Society of Sanitation Engineers. A-1 apparently told Figolak that much of the material for his speech had been obtained from Manuel Ray in Puerto Rico. This occurred at a meeting in Kansas City in early January of 1964, indicating the speech probably took place in late December, 1963. Also, Figolak said to AMCHUB-1 that the CIA wanted him to come to Washington, D.C. when he returned from his trip.
Sources:

104-10179-10280: SUBJECT: TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH AMCHUB-1

02/06/64: Memorandum for the record from Stanley M. Figolak: "Dates: 27 & 28 January 1964: 1. On 27 January 1964, A-1 called to report that he would be staying at the Cornell Club of New York City, Room 401, until 29 January 1964. He had planned to stay at the Commodore Hotel, but evidently the lure of the old school was too much. 2. On 28 January 1964, A-1 called Figolak minutes before Figolak planned to call A-1. A-1 wondered if Figolak would be coming to New York, but Figolak replied that he would merely give A-1 a statement of KUBARK's (CIA's) requirements with regard to A-1's trip to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. SAS requirements were that A-1 should report on the Cuban communities in each of the Central American capitals - their size, break up into political groups, leaders of the various factions, how they have fared economically and politically in their second countries, etc. The Central American area desk of OCI had asked that A-1 obtain any information he logically could on the attitude of the peasants to (1) the government and (2) the guerrillas in Guatemala and the activities of the guerrillas on the north coast of Honduras - gun running, smuggling, in hiding, etc. A-1 felt he would be able to obtain considerable information on all these questions. 3. A-1 told Figolak that he would leave for Mexico on 29 January 1964. He would remain there until Sunday, 2 February, at which time he would fly to the Dominican Republic. He planned to stay at the Embajador Hotel in Santo Domingo for approximately a week. Beyond the D.R., A-1 did not know his itinerary, but he said he would send it to Figolak as soon as he had determined the remainder of his itinerary." (CONTINUED BELOW)

104-10179-10280: SUBJECT: TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH AMCHUB-1

02/06/64: Memorandum for the record from Stanley M. Figolak: "Dates: 27 & 28 January 1964: 4. A-1 had been in New York to give a speech concerning PBRUMEN (Cuba) and communism to the American Society of Sanitation Engineers. A-1 had said, when Figolak saw him in Kansas City in early January 1964, that much of the material for his speech had been obtained from Manolo Ray, in Puerto Rico. 5. Figolak told A-1 that KUBARK would like him to come to ZRMETAL (Washington, D.C.) after he returned from his trip. A-1 said he would work it out with Figolak after his return."

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