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Cryptonym: AMOURETTE-A

Definition:
La Asociacion Cubana Pro-Democracia, based in Havana, spearheaded a wide variety of anti-Communist propaganda campaigns.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
Heavy use of media in various forms. Emilio Nunez Portunado has a close relationship with the organization and the people involved in it. It looks like this organization is the rough equivalent of the US Chamber of Commerce.
Sources:

104-10267-10085 DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/KUGOWN-AMOURETTE-A

9/28/54 KUGOWN report by Kent Gallegos: Emilio Nunez Portunado gives unqualified support to AMOURETTE-A, "accepts honorary membership in AMOURETTE-A". Receives an honorary membership scroll. See: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=52243#relPageId=10&tab=page

104-10177-10415: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL / KUGOWN

10/25/54 KUGOWN report by Kent Gallegos. Membership scrolls given to others, good publicity for organization.

104-10177-10422: CABLE: REDHAND CAMPAIGN CONTINUES WITH 100,000 AND LEAFLETS DIST HAVA

11/13/56: PSYCH is the slugline. REDHAND propaganda campaign attacking Hungarian invasion led by AMOURETTE-A throughout Havana. Nunez got Batista's OK to launch attack at UN thanks to AMBULLOCK op. AMOURETTE-A HQ "attacked by four commies", destroyed furniture. "Asked General Tabernilla for airdrop REDHAND leaflets throughout island. Plane already arranged."

104-10177-10420 CABLE:FYI 6 APRIL AMOURETTE 7 RECEIVED CABLE FROM CUBAN

Amourette-7 and Nunez Portunado get together and plan some travel together. Handwritten note at the top says "Proj AMOURETTE-A".

1994.05.03.10:59:35:850005: Reel 13, Folder N - NUNEZ PORTUONDO EMILIO.

10/23/54 news clip inside Nunez Portuando's folder: Honorary membership scroll to La Asociacion Cubana Pro-Democracia awarded to Dr. Miguel de Marcos

1993.07.17.07:49:09:150340: COMMUNISM IN THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY

The Asociacion Cubana pro-Democracia can be found in the tobacco industry.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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