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Cryptonym: AMCROW-1

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

1994.06.18.10:34:30:500005: Reel 67, Folder K - AMBUD ((DELETION)) MEMOS.

02/20/62: Memorandum for the record, No. 222: Subject: Dr. Oscar de la Vega Torres, Dr. Andres Blanco Ferreiro and accountant Oscar Martinez Vasquez to attend Education and Social Economy Congress, Santiago, Chile: "1. At my meeting with Dr. Miro Cardona 19 February he brought me the biographic statements on the three people selected to attend the Education and Social Economy Congress at Santiago, Chile in early March 1962. Those are as follows: Dr. Oscar M. de la Vega Torres, born 5 July 1924, Dr. Andres Blanco Ferreiro, Public Accountant Oscar Martinez Vasquez, born 4 April 1919. 2. The first two names above have occupied extensive and varied positions in the field of education and the third person listed has occupied positions in both governmental finance and administration of educational institutions. The latter was selected by Diaz Alvarez, the person considered most suitable as economist for this delegation to the Congress, but unable to go because of his family responsibilities in Miami. 3. Mr. Piad, representative of the CRC in Washington has taken steps to obtain an invitation for these individuals to attend the Congress. 4. Their date of departure from Miami and arrival in Santiago will be furnished at a later date. Attached are three biographies." Pages 32-33: Biography of Dr. Oscar de la Vega Torres in Spanish.

104-10245-10094: CABLE RE DEROG INFO

03/15/62: Cable: REF WAVE 1646: "1. State has derogatory info Oscar de la Vega Torres and Oscar Martinez Vasquez. See DEPTEL 706, 7 March. 2. In view para 5 ref advise if HQs wants SAGO intervene behalf de la Vega and Martinez."

104-10228-10136: CABLE RE BEATING AND HOSPITALIZATION OF DR. OSCAR DE LAV VEGA TORRES

03/21/62: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "On receipt of report of beating and hospitalization of Dr. Oscar de la Vega Torres, Secretary General Cuban Revolutionary Teachers Directorate, Dr. Miro Cardona cabled Chilean President asking his aid prevent repetition crimes by Communist agents against democratic traditions and against Chilean hospitality. Also cabled sympathy de la Vega. Cuban Revolutionary Council financing trip wife de la Vega to bedside husband. Miro has informed local press of messages and his feeling significance these and similar Communist attacks. C/S Comment: *Re SAGO advice that Oscar de la Vega Torres and Oscar Martinez Vasques, members of AMBUD delegation to Inter-American Congress of Education and Socio-Economic Development at SAGO, were SUBJS of ODACID (U.S. State Department) derogatory info and query whether HQs desired SAGO intervention to assist them, HQs recommended Passavoy advise AMBUD/1 contact ODACID HQs requesting their assistance to resolve problem."

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.

104-10228-10039: TDCS INFORMATION REPORT:FEELINGS OF THE CUBAN BRIGADE AGAINST JOSE MIRO CARDONA, HEAD OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL (CRC)

01/05/63: Transmittal of TDCS Information Report (Orig: B. Brown, Unit: TFW/Intel/Reports): Based On: WAVE-3011 (IN-44944), NP (AMSEDGE-1, AMLYRIC-1, AMCROW-1), Liaison. Page 3: Field Information Report: Source: Para. 1: Close relative (F) of a Brigade leader; Para. 2: Cuban radio announcer (F) in exile; Para. 3: Cuban exile (F):

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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