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Cryptonym: AMGLAD-3

Definition:
Arturo Villar, aka "Javier Miranda"
Status:
Probable
Sources:

180-10141-10366: No Title

"Andres Zayas succeeds Diaz Branscom." (after the security breach of 3/18/61, where Rafael Diaz Branscom was arrested and executed).

104-10226-10249: TRANSMITTAL OF A REPORT ON CUBAN FINANCIAL MATTERS

4/19/61 dispatch from Paula K. Thyfault, chief of base to Chief, WHD: "This information was furnished by AMGLAD-3, who received it from AMGLAD-1's successor as Chief of Intelligence of the Unidad Revolucionaria."

104-10226-10252: REPORT COVER SHEET WITH SOURCE DATA

"Source : AMGLAD-3 from AMGLAD-1's successor". Identified as Arturo Villar in handwritten note. Is Villar AMGLAD-3, or the successor?

104-10226-10173? FORMER HAVANA BUSINESSMAN, ARTURO VILLAR

5/30/61 cable from JMWAVE to BELL: "Former Havana businessman, Arturo Villar, uses war name Javier and is now reported to be in asylum in either Venezuelan or Brazilian embassy. Villar was one of early members of Unidad Revolucionaria and long-time friend of AMGLAD-1, Geddes and other members of Oxnur. In debriefing Henry Sanz...he reported Javier mainspring of UR after arrest (of) AMGLAD-1. Very probable he trying to help re-organize UR from his position in asylum. No WAVE traces on full name Javier Miranda."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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