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Cryptonym: AMOBESE

Definition:
Jose Luis Posada Torres, Cuban Consul in Vera Cruz and Tampico. A cable in June, 1970, cited AMOBESE's 201 number as 201-334245. A CIA document in 1964 stated that Jose Luis Posada's 201 number was 201-334245, matching AMOBESE's.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Posada was alleged to have been a Cuban intelligence operative.
Sources:

1993.07.16.11:20:07:840530: CUBAN DIPLOMATIC AND COMMERCIAL OFFICERS

01/23/63, Department of State telegram to Secretary of State (Handwritten: TFW): ..."Veracruz: Jose Posada Torres - Consul (currently in Cuba)..."

104-10072-10229: BIOGRAPHIC REPORT ON MANUEL EUGENIO VEGA PEREZ, ALIAS "MARCOS

08/11/64, CIA document: Page 7: ..."(6) Posada Torres, Jose Luis: 201-334245, Cuban Consul in Vera Cruz..."

104-10185-10122: INFORMATION REPORT SUBJECT JOSE POSADA TORRES

08/14/64, Information Report: COUNTRY: Cuba. PLACE & DATE ACQ.: Washington, D.C. August 1964: "SOURCE: A former Cuban IS officer who served with the Cuban Intelligence Service until April 1964: Headquarters Comments...Jose Posada Torres, pseudonym 'Calixto,' is the Cuban Consul at Tampico, Mexico. He is an officer of the Direccion General de Inteligencia (General Directorate of Intelligence - DGI). Posada was originally assigned to Vera Cruz, but was reassigned to Tampico. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Headquarters Comments: 1. When the source of the above information was queried concerning proof of Posada's association with the DGI and the Cuban Intelligence Service, source said he had no documentary proof. However, he said he knew of Posada's affiliation from his own trip to Mexico, from observations at the DGI Headquarters, and from general shoptalk. 2. A fairly reliable source in a report dated 20 June 1962 provided positive identification of Cuban G-2 agents abroad. Included on the list for agents in Mexico was one (fnu) Posada, the Cuban Consul in Vera Cruz. Posada was described as having been born about 1936, five feet eight inches tall, having brown hair, a thin brown mustache, and being obese. This same source in a report dated 4 July 1962, added the following information: Posada also has jurisdiction over Isla Muheres where (fnu) Mones, an old time G-2 member, is stationed. Posada weighs about 180 pounds, has a white complexion, and is very careless in his dress. 3. A report from a usually reliable source dated 27 July 1962, stated that the Cuban Consul in Vera Cruz, Mexico, is Jose Luis Posada." (CONTINUED BELOW)

104-10185-10122: INFORMATION REPORT SUBJECT JOSE POSADA TORRES

08/14/64, Information Report: COUNTRY: Cuba. PLACE & DATE ACQ.: Washington, D.C. August 1964: "SOURCE: A former Cuban IS officer who served with the Cuban Intelligence Service until April 1964: Page 2: "4. Information dated July 1962 revealed the following information on Jose L. Posada Torres: Assigned to Vera Cruz in December 1960, Posada is reportedly also engaged in the distribution of propaganda and the supervision of the Cuban espionage service in Mexico. He has been identified by a source of undetermined reliability as either a member of the Communist Party or a party adherent. He is known to have been in contact with General Heriberto Jara Corona, former president of the Mexican Peace Movement, a Communist-front organization. Posada reportedly spent two years training in Moscow. 5. It was reported on 14 June 1963 that Jose Luis Posada, the Cuban Consul at Vera Cruz, Mexico, was departing for Cuba on 28 June 1963."

1993.07.07.17:50:16:900360: INFORMATION ON DGI RELATIONS IN OTHER LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES

04/26/65, CIA document: Page 51: ..."The DGI is also represented outside Mexico City by Jose Luis Posada Torres, the Cuban consul in Tampico; Jose Lain Martin-Gonzalez, the Cuban consul in Merida; and Ovidio Sama Viamonte, the Cuban consul in Veracruz..."

104-10181-10007: CIA FILE ON RUIZ-PEREZ, ORESTES GUILLERMO.

06/01/70, Cable: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMSOUR AMECRU: Page 2: ..."For time being will not raise case of person appearing IDEN with AMOBESE (201-334245) for whom community contribution campaign has not yet reached required $30,000..."

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