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Cryptonym: AMGLAD-3

Definition:
Luis Vega Moreno. A dispatch in June, 1961, from Stanley R. Zamka (David S. Morales) stated that AMGLAD-3 was Identity B, which was Luis Vega.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
In a cable in August of 1961, AMGLAD-3 was described as having a "vengeful streak."
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."

104-10296-10060: DISPATCH: REACTIONS OF LOCAL CUBANS IN WAVE AREA

04/28/61, Dispatch from Chief of Base, JMWAVE to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: "1. AMESCORT-1 and AMGLADs 2, 3, and 4 have been asked the following questions in the past two days. Their answers were in substantial agreement and are summarized following each question. AMESCORT-1 is an active member of the MRR and the AMGLADs are the local representatives of 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? It looks like Arturo Villar was AMGLAD-1's 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."

104-10172-10045: DISPATCH: CONTACTS OF ROBT. HUBBELL AND IDENS

06/23/61, Dispatch from Chief of Base, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: "1. The following paragraphs summarize the contacts which Robert D. Hubbell established and which will need to be continued in one form or another. 2. The AMGLAD group. This group consists of AMGLAD-2, AMGLAD-3, and AMGLAD-4, who are Identities A, B, and C, respectively. These people knew Hubbell as Identity D, and they have called him on the unlisted KUJUMP telephone and at his home. For the time being, Chester F. Mongoven will be their point of contact..." Page 4: "Reference: UFGA-1776. Identity A: Aureliano Fernandez. Can be reached at phone numbers (office) FR3-1003; (home) FR1-6393. Identity B: Luis Vega...Identity C: Hector Febles, aka 'Horacio'...Identity D: Pill Williams...(Signed) Stanley R. Zamka."

1994.06.02.15:07:15:780005: Reel 61, Folder B - UNIDAD REVOLUTIONARIA.

07/29/61, Memorandum from Cabada: "1. Unidad Revolucionaria (U.R.) has an office in Miami (14, 17 Ave. Miami) and three delegates: Dr. Luis Vega Moreno (treasurer); Mr. Aurelio Fernandez (Propaganda) and Ing. Hector Febles (Horacio - Action and Sabotage)...4. Actually the U.R. office is closed, on account of lack of funds. The Company in Miami has been informed of this and the accounts have been given to the same. Frani." Page 152: 07/30/61, Memorandum from Cabada: "1. There seems to be very serious misunderstandings among the delegates of U.R. in Miami. On one side Mr. Aurelio Fernandez; Mr. Luis Vega Moreno and Ing. Hector Febles (Horacio) on one side and Mr. Alberto Fernandez on the other side. 2. Although I am not aware of all the facts, the trouble seems to be especially among Ing. Febles and Mr. Alberto Fernandez. The U.R. people in the underground in Cuba are very grateful to Mr. Fernandez for the job he accomplish sending equipment to Cuba and consider him very valuable to U.R. Mr. Febles was among the founders of U.R. and has worked with much enthusiasm for U.R...."

104-10271-10221: CABLE RE: ON 29 AUGUST AMGLAD-3 AND AMGLAD-4 SHOWED UP AT MEETING WITHOUT "JUSTO

08/30/61, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline JMZIP KUTUBE: "1. On 20 August AMGLAD-3 and AMGLAD-4 showed up at meeting without 'Justo', AMGLAD leader who had just arrived from HAVA. Stated they did not know where 'Justo' had gone..." Page 2: ...3..."Studying possibility retaining A-4, but only if he willing submit entirely to CIA discipline and in effect work as controlled and paid bases asset...4...particularly A-3 who has vengeful streak..."

1993.08.11.14:08:32:620006: CUBAN COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY HANDBOOK

04/01/64, CIA document: Page 464: UR: ..."6. Early in 1961 Diaz Hanscomb and Brito Cartaya left for the U.S. to obtain support. The following representatives were appointed to function in the U.S. for the purpose of coordinating internal and external UR activity: Hector Febles Barreto - Supply. Luis Vega Moreno - Finance. Aurelio Fernandez Diaz - Propaganda. Alberto Fernandez Hechavarria - Transportation...." Page 466: ..."15. The UR in the U.S. was registered with the Attorney General under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 by Hector Febles, Luis Vega and Aurelio Fernandez on 22 November 1961, and it listed as 'foreign principals' 27 organizations claimed to exist in Cuba. Hector Febles acted as head of the UR in the U.S.; meetings and lectures were held, paramilitary training was conducted, and propaganda activity was carried on..."

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