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Cryptonym: AMSTOKE-1

Definition:
Lucas Roig, aka Pedro Lucas Roig Ortega, assistant commercial attache at the Cuban embassy in Mexico City who defected during June 1962.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10276-10067: EXCERPT: FOL RE CUENCA: CUENCA CHIEF G-2 MEXI

MEXI 1108, 6/18/62, The background to AMROD and the role of Sinobas is that AMSTET-1 reported in June 1962 that Cuenca was the chief of G-2 in Mexico and that Manuel Vega Perez was his number two in G-2. "Both lately in charge (to) keep AMSTOKE-1 under surveillance and AMSTOKE-1 escaped."

104-10276-10068: CABLE: ON 15 JUNE 62

6/16/62: "On 15 June 1962, AMSTET-1 told LIMASK-1 that embassy very upset (about) AMSTOKE-1 defection. Said Ramon Cuenca particularly worried and that Manuel Vega Perez (AMPOON-1) who in charge (of) security also on spot."

104-10227-10021: DISPATCH:PROGRESS REPORT ON AMBUD FOR JUNE 1962

8/2/62 dispatch UFGA-5036 from Chief of Station JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: Review of recent PASSAVOY reports..."on 23 June (at Station direction) AMBUD called a press conference and AMBUD-1 introduced AMSTOKE-1 who made his declaration and answered questions from the press."

104-10166-10019: AMCORE-2 STATED THAT SILIO TOLD HIM THAT AT END JUNE AMBUD TAKING OVERALL PBRUMEN RADIO PROPAGANDA INCLUDING VOZ DE CUBA AND JMHOPE

6/26/62 cable from JMWAVE to Director, slugline GYROSE: "FYI AMCORE-2 told William S. WIBALDA that he got in conversation with Antonio Sileo, secretary of AMBUD, during the AMBUD press conference held for AMSTOKE-1."

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

"In June of (1962), the assistant commercial attache at the Cuban embassy (in Mexico City), Pedro Lucas Roig Ortega (201-324221) defected and, after a press conference held by the station, departed for the United States."

104-10102-10223: PROGRESS REPORT ON DEFECTION AND RECRUITMENT ACTIVITY IN LATIN AMERICA

Circa July 1962: Eight defections are described as successful KUWOLF actions: Jose Pardo Llada; Manuel Villafana Martinez, Cuban air attache; Jaime Varela Canosa, Cuban naval attache; Julian Arias Prado (AMTOAD-1), Cuban vice consul from Los Angeles; Antonio R. Montanes Laredo, Cuban foreign service officer; Gilda Portela Margolles de Montanes, Cuban consul; Roberto Roca Rosillo; Pedro Lucas Roig Ortega, Cuban commercial representative...the (Mexico City) station's best chance of getting worthwhile information from REDACTED in the near future seems to be AMSTET-1, who works in the same REDACTED as AMSTOKE-1 did formerly."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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