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Cryptonym: AMCOVE-1

Definition:
Alejandra Sanchez. An undated CIA document from Virginia Renshaw, a researcher for the LAD/JFK Task Force, stated that AMCOVE-1 was Alejandra Sanchez, 201-299293.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
In December, 1963, AMCOVE-1 was described as "a Cuban who has professional contact with relatives officials in Cuban Government circles and a variety of contacts in western Cuba."
Sources:

104-10308-10017: MEMO FOR: AMCOVE OPERATION

This memo for the record on operation AMCOVE names the operation's "principal", AMCOVE-1, as "Alejandra Sanchez." The second page of this document reveals that AMCOVE-1 was reporting rumors of Cuban involvement in the Kennedy assassination in early December of 1963. Interestingly, and perhaps not unrelated to these reports, is the following: "The [AMCOVE] net was rolled up in December 1963."

104-10079-10314: CUBA REACTION TO THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY

12/02/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Page 2: ..."II. Operational Developments: A. FI. 1. SW messages received from AMWARM-1, AMCOVE-1 and AMLISP-1..."

104-10076-10177: JMWAVE CABLE - HASTY DEPARTURE OF TWO SOVIETS FROM CUBA ON 16 NOV 63

12/08/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "SUPDATA: AMCOVE-1 in SW 57 16 Nov received 5 Dec 63...COUNTRY: Cuba. DOI: 16 Nov 63. PADA: United States, Miami (5 Dec 63). SOURCE: A Cuban who has professional contact with relatives officials in Cuban Government circles and a variety of contacts in western Cuba. Source is an experienced reporter." Page 3: "1. On 16 November 1963, about 15 armed Cuban military men accompanied by two Soviets arrived at the Rancho Boyeros Airport and boarded a Soviet TU-114, which immediately took off. (Field Comment: It was not clear whether the Cuban personnel also boarded the aircraft or whether only the two Soviets took the flight). 2. Passengers who had intended to depart on the Empresa Consolidada Cubana de Aviacion (Cuban, Cuban Consolidated Aviation Enterprise) flight to Mexico scheduled at that time had their trips postponed until 18 November. 3. Field Dissem: None."

104-10076-10308: JMWAVE CABLE - CUBAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN RELATIONS TO BE REPLACED.

12/11/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "SUPDATA: AMCOVE-1 from AMCOVE-11 in WT 64 of 10 Dec...DOI: 10 December 1963. PADA: United States, Miami (10 December 1963) UFG-4235. SOURCE: A Cuban who has professional contact with relatives of officials in Cuban Government circles and a variety of contacts in western Cuba. Source is an experienced reporter, this information is from a Cuban professional with a medical background who by virtue of his practise has many contacts in government circles, from various doctor friends."

104-10077-10010: JMWAVE CABLE - ARMS SHIPPED FROM PINAR DEL RIO PROVINCE

12/14/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "SUPDATA: AMCOVE-1 in SW MSG 63 dated 2 Dec 63 mailed 4 Dec 63 received 11 Dec subsource AMCOVE-8. How info was obtained is unknown. Details will be requested. Field comment para one, Lloyds register. Field comment para three is from IS/2 representative interview with Oscar Felix Garcia y Vasquez (MEXI 6986 (IN 65039) para 2) AMBANTY exfiltree, possible ops interest protected...DOI: 18 August - 18 November 1963. PADA: United States, Miami (11 Dec 63)..SOURCE: A Cuban who has professional contact with relatives of officials in Cuban Government circles and a variety of contacts in western Cuba. Source is an experienced reporter. He obtained the information from a resident of Pinar del Rio."

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