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Cryptonym: AMFLORA-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. AMFLORA-1's wife was alleged to be Olga Rosquete Rodriguez, who was also alleged to be the sister of AMFAUNA-26.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A cable on November 23, 1963, under the slug AMFAUNA, mentioned that Olga Rosquete Rodriguez arrived in Mexico City on November 22, 1963. A dispatch in January, 1964, noted that AMFLORA-1 had been expecting his wife to arrive in Mexico City on November 20, 1963. In addition, the dispatch noted that A-1's wife was also the sister of AMFAUNA-26. The references in the cable of November 23, 1963, and the dispatch in January, 1963, match each other. Therefore, Olga Rosquete Rodriguez was AMFLORA-1's wife, and was the sister of AMFAUNA-26. Furthermore, a cable in June, 1964, mentioned that AMFLORA-1 was in contact with Manuel Artime Buesa (AMBIDDY-1) and accompanied him to the airport in Caracas on May 20, 1964. AMFLORA-1 appeared to have been living in Caracas, Venezuela from late 1963, until at least the middle of 1964. See 124-90065-10041: Rosquete might have been her husband and thus AMFLORA-1 - he worked in 1968 with Ricardo Morales, a Venezuelan. This is very speculative, but a possible lead.
Sources:

104-10092-10136: LITEMPO/OPERATIONAL REPORT 1 AUGUST - 30 SEPTEMBER 1963

10/24/63, Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: Page 2: ..."13 Aug 1963 CARA-7845: Rosquete Rodriguez, Olga Antonia; Rosquete, Miguel Angel Rivas; Rosquete, Carmen Rosa Rivas: Issued 30 Aug 63..."

104-10527-10285: CABLE: OLGA ROSQUETE RODRIGUEZ AND CHILDREN ARRIVE MEXI 22 NOV

11/23/63, Cable from Mexico City to Director: Sluglines PRIORITY: WAVE INFO DIR CITE MEXI 7031: REF WAVE 7762 (IN 63420): DYVOUR PBRUMEN AMFAUNA: "Olga Rosquete Rodriguez and children arr MEXI 22 Nov Cubana. Staying Bahia San Hipolito 100."

104-10308-10127: DISPATCH: AMFAUNA PROGRESS REPORT FOR OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 1963.

01/09/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 2: ..."As of 22 November when AMFAUNA-26's sister Olga arrive in Mexico (see paragraph 5), AMFAUNA-26 already had in her possession the letter containing the groups written in SW, but either had tried and failed to develop it, or had hesitated to try to do so, not knowing in what strength to use the reagent and erroneously thinking that this was a critical factor... 5. AMFLORA-1 sent a telegram to his JMWAVE area accommodation address on 16 November 1963, reporting that his wife, the sister of AMFAUNA-26, was due to arrive in Mexico City on 20 November. Mexico City Station was so informed on 18 November (see WAVE-7762), but by the time confirmation arrived (MEXI-7031 of 23 November) the lady had already departed for Caracas. The oral messages which she brought from AMFAUNA-26 therefore did not reach JMWAVE until 20 December when HVCA-10780 was received. This dispatch transmitted a typewritten note from AMFLORA-1's wife containing the following information: a. AMFAUNA-26 had run out of developer pills. (In retrospect, this does not seem to be true, because AMFAUNA-26 was evidently able to develop SW message no. 10 which she received on 22 December (see paragraph 3). What AMFAUNA-26 had probably been trying to convey was that she was running very short of pills. AMFAUNA-1 does not remember how many he gave her, but the most probable number appears to be twelve). b. AMFAUNA-26 had been unable to develop the SW message containing her cipher groups, because she had not been told how to mix her reagent. c. AMCUTLER-2 was very worried by the fact that AMFAUNA-14 had been telephoning her frequently, and was afraid that AMFAUNA-14 was betraying her to the DSE. d. AMFAUNA-26 was uneasy about being left in Cuba without a responsible leader to report to. e. AMFAUNA-26's cover was wearing very thin, due to indiscretions by AMFAUNA-31..." (CONTINUED BELOW)

104-10308-10127: DISPATCH: AMFAUNA PROGRESS REPORT FOR OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 1963.

01/09/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 4: ..."Expenses: 16. Three separate remittances each of $270.00 or a total of $810.00 were sent to AMFAUNA-26 during this period. By previous agreement one quarter of the money was to be given to AMFAUNA-32 and three quarters was to be retained by AMFAUNA-26. The first two remittances were sent to AMFAUNA-32 by her son, and each was acknowledged by telegram. The third remittance, at the telegraphed request of AMFAUNA-26, was sent to AMFLORA-1 in Caracas. Evidently his wife came to some arrangement with AMFAUNA-26 before she left Cuba..."

104-10163-10041: ARTIME BUESA, MANUAL (VOL XII).

06/01/64, Cable from Caracas to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMWORLD: "AMFLORA-1, who accompanied CIUPAS-1 to airport 20 May to see AMBIDDY-1 off, states AMBIDDY-1 told him he plans return (REDACTION) within 15 or 20 days. AMFLORA-1 does not know reason for return visit." (Handwritten note: "who is amflora-1").

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