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Cryptonym: AMLABOR-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. A cable from JMWAVE on November 28, 1963, mentioned that SW messages had been received from AMLISP-1, AMLABOR-1 and AMVEX-2. Given the name, AMLABOR-1 was possibly an anti-Castro Cuban with a trade union background.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A cable on November 29, 1963, stated that AMSINCE-1 should not be send to see AMLABOR-1 Nov (note: or now). A cable on December 5, 1963, stated "need info about possible re-organization Ministry Foreign Relations, repeating do not send AMSINCE-1 to see AMLABOR-1." A cable from JMWAVE on December 6, 1963, stated that a SW message was received from AMLABOR-1 on December 4th, which mentioned that "Captain Borbonet, member Escalona family, in prison at Principe. He is kept in military section, but government has not made this known. WAVE and AMOT traces do not show relationship between any Borbonet and the Escalona family. Full names being requested."
Sources:

104-10075-10249: JMWAVE CABLE RE BURIED MISSILES ACCIDENTALLY UNCOVERED NEAR EL CAYUCO, PINAR DEL RIO PROVINCE

11/28/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline IMMEDIATE ACTION: RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE: SITREP 27 November 1963: Page 2: ..."Operational Developments...2. SW messages received from AMLISP-1, AMLABOR-1 and AMVEX-2..."

104-10075-10269: JMWAVE CABLE FOLL WILL BE SENT. BEGIN

11/29/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMWREN-1 COMMO TOCAN: .."2. For DIR only: 7. Received your telegram. Also SW nr. 42. Contents of SW were good as well as clear. Continue reporting like that. Advise soon of the results of your last meeting with AMBLEAK-5. Still need more reports from the Yugoslav Embassy. Send also soon reports about rumors here that Chinese troops have arrived recently in Cuba. Do not send AMSINCE-1 to see AMLABOR-1 Nov/ or now. PLS send soon the address requested and advise if someone in the net knows a radio-telegrapher."

104-10076-10074: CABLE: MESSAGE FOR AGENT

12/05/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMWREN- COMMO TOCAN ..."2. For DIR only: 8. Need info about poss re-organization Min Forn Relations repeating do not send AMSINCE-1 to see AMLABOR-1. The next letter AMPARLOR-12 receives signed Maria will be an SW carbon. The next letter AMSTUFF-1 receives signed Margarita will be a carbon. The next letter AMTWIT-1 receives signed Silvia is a carbon and the next letter AMPASHA-1 receives signed Teresa is a carbon. Therefore they should not try to develop them. Need soonest addresses there where they can receive them. Sending you SW developing pills through dead drop."

104-10076-10128: CABLE: AMLABOR-1 IN SW 9 RECEIVED 4 DEC 63 STATES CAPTAIN BORBONET, MEMBER OF THE ESCALONA-FAMILY IS IN PRISON AT PRINCIPE

12/06/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline TYPIC MHAPRON AMLABOR-1: "1. AMLABOR-1 in SW 9 received 4 Dec 63 states Captain Borbonet, member Escalona family, in prison at Principe. He is kept in military section, but government has not made this known. 2. WAVE and AMOT traces do not show relationship between any Borbonet and the Escalona family. Full names being requested."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

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