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Cryptonym: AMTOAD-1

Definition:
Julian Arias Prado, 1960 defector from Cuba after a stint as consul at the embassy in Los Angeles. Lee Oswald visited this embassy during Arias' stint while stationed at EL Toro in 1959.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Arias had two biographical file numbers, 201-257638 and 201-287688. Note that David Morales resided in Los Angeles from 1958-1960, traveling from Los Angeles to Florida to the American embassy in Havana. After Arias defected, he then became an informant in Brazil; when he was kicked out of Brazil in 1962, he moved to Chile.
Sources:

104-10236-10375

Lawrence Charron memo, 3/22/63: AMTOAD-1 identified as 201-257638.

104-10298-10066: AMTOAD-1's Exploitation of AMSTRUT-1 for Propaganda Purposes

8/29/62 memo, handwritten note identifies Julian Arias, 201-287688 as AMTOAD-1. Using AMSTRUT-1 for publicity re arrival of Soviet troops and "bombarding Havana suburb".

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

Circa 1962, progress report written by CIA officer: Defectors in the last two years include "Julian Arias Prado, Cuban vice-consul from Los Angeles".

104-10167-10334: DEVELOPMENTS IN DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTIONARY

10/15/60:, Arias represented the interests of Aurelio Sanchez Arango and AAA within the FRD.

104-10219-10451: CABLE:ON 23 APRIL JULIAN ARIAS, CUBAN CONSUL IN LOS

4/23/60: While still the Cuban consul in Los Angeles, Arias dropped in to visit LITAMIL-1. Arias said he was ready to resign anytime. "Arias friend LITAMIL-1, although during anti-Batista campaign he closer (to) Aurelio Sanchez Arango". LITAMIL-1 gave Arias the AMWAIL address in Miami, "told him write re his position".

Julian Arias Defects

Arias defected in August 1960 - picked up by UPI and news went around the world. See: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://hemeroteca.abc.es/nav/Navigate.exe/hemeroteca/madrid/abc/1960/08/13/017.html&prev=search

104-10167-10334: Developments in Democratic Revolutionary Front

10/15/60 memo from REDACTED to Director: Even though Aurelio Sanchez Arango of AAA says he has left the FRD, Julian Arias represents Sanchez as one of the FRD reps.

104-10236-10377: AMTOAD-1 ARRIVED SAGO WITH WIFE AND CHILD

11/30/62 GYROSE memo apparently from Alice Caponong: "AMTOAD-1 arrived SAGO (Santiago, Chile) with wife and child 26 November. Sago officer met 29 November using alias Martin...can addresses clarify this as well explain who paid AMTOAD-1 for what in past and commitments to him? Meanwhile Sago will pass 200 dollars to him as emergency and charge FURIOSO-X pending other info." Is FURIOSO-X a fund run by C/CI Jim Angleton? It's the name of his college literary magazine. A subsequent GYROSE memo to "Director" states that he will be given money with no accounting and a handwritten note (from Harvey?) remarks, "I hope that this doesn't come back to bite us." http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=13343&search=amtoad#relPageId=2&tab=page

John Newman, Oswald and the CIA, pp. 96-106 (2008 edition)

Nelson Delgado, Oswald's friend at the Marine base at El Toro, told the Warren Commission that Oswald was in contact with the Cuban consulate in 1959. Gerry Hemming told Newman that he made personal contact with Oswald at the consulate during that time period.

104-10121-10148: DAVID S. MORALES: LIVE ADDRESS.

Memo from Paul T. Auden to SAC, Los Angeles, 10/18/60: David Morales established cover in Los Angeles in 1958 for two years as a marketing consultant, “traveling extensively” during this time and working at the American embassy in Cuba.

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