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Cryptonym: AMCROW-1

Definition:
Oscar de la Vega Torres
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10245-10082: CABLE RE POA EXTENSIONS

3/28/62 memo to JMWAVE: Marginalia indicates that Oscar de la Vega Torres is AMCROW-1. 201-290417.

1994.05.19.09:49:54:160005: Reel 63, Folder J - CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL (CRC) - POLICY

4/23/63 WAVE memo: Tony Varona told de la Vega he is starting a new council and wants his organization DMR to join. De la Vega asked WAVE for guidance. WAVE advised to "answer his group non-political and does not care join at this time. De la Vega said this was guidance he wanted. Explained if he joined council DMR would have political infighting in what is now smooth running organization."

1993.08.05.10:41:34:710005: HSCA MATERIAL REVIEWED AT HEADQUARTERS -- CUBAN COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY H

In the Counterrevolutionary Handbook, DMR is identified as a teachers' organization in exile in Miami, with de la Vega as the Secretary General and Isabel Bequer Alvarado de Leon as a leader of the group. She was the widow of Vicente Leon Leon, one of the AMOTs who died at the Bay of Pigs. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=59913#relPageId=3

104-10103-10068: CIA OPERATIONS AGAINST CUBA PRIOR TO THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY ON 23 NOVEMBER 1963.

"...Following the Bay of Pigs and in response to administration urgings to do something about Castro, CIA established a large Station in Miami in September 1961 to continue operations against Cuba...The Station initiated three major classes of activities: intelligence collection/espionage; covert action propaganda; and infiltration/exfiltration actions...Aside of intelligence collection, all of the remaining activities would constitute forms of covert action. Covert Action/Propaganda:...CIA provided monetary support and guidance to a number of Cuban exile organizations in the Miami area which disseminated anti-Castro propaganda...DMR: An exile teachers organization in which CIA became interested in early 1961. DMR produced a bulletin (Magisterio Cubana Libre) which was mailed to 18 Latin countries, to DMR members and to press and radio organizations in the United States. Radio programs directed at Cuba were prepared and broadcast over station WMIE in Miami. Copies of these programs were sent to various Latin American countries and were broadcast over 88 different stations. The DMR also produced seven TV programs which were broadcast over Channel 2 in Miami. The theme of DMR propaganda was the destruction of the Cuban educational system by Castro."

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