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Cryptonym: AMLEG-4

Definition:
Alberto Gutierrez Barbero, first officer on the Bahia de Matanzas, where a sabotage-linked fire took place during May 1962. Gutierrez defected in October 1962.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10172-10157: INFORMATION REPORT FIRE ON CUBAN FREIGHTER BAHTA DE MATANZAS

6/20/62 CIA Information Report: "Since Cuban authorities suspect sabotage in connection with the burning of 150 tons of carbon black carried by the Cuban freighter Bahia de Matanzas, the entire crew has been arrested and jailed in Habana. The fire was restricted to the cargo of carbon black..."

104-10236-10300: CABLE: GIRL WHO PREVIOUSLY WORKED FOR NORMAN DIAZ RECEIVED FOLL

Memo from PW Alice B. Caponong/Evalena Vidal at WAVE to HQ: "Girl who previously worked for Norman Diaz received following info and passed it to Norman Diaz who in turn relayed it to AMBUD-1 27 Oct. Five members Cuban ship 'Camaguey' defected St. Johns, Newfoundland...fyi, when AMBUD-1's secretary phoned Curbelo at Hotel Astoria and he not there, she talked to Alberto Gutierrez Barbero DPOP 6 Nov 40 Pinar Del Rio who was first officer on Cuban ship 'Bahia de Matanzas' but defected several days ago St. Johns..." Marginalia indicates that Alberto Gutierrez Barbero is AMLEG-4.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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