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Cryptonym: AV

Definition:
Digraph for operations and assets in Uruguay.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
One exception appears to have been AVCELT-1, who was probably a Uruguayan diplomat, who was recruited to act as a courier for the CIA's intelligence net in Cuba. This person probably travelled to Cuba and the United States.
Sources:

104-10163-10162: ACCORDING TRAVEL MANIFESTS AND AVANT, ARTIME NOT YET IN MONT

03/28/60: Cable from Montevideo to Director: REF HAVA 3868 (IN 17775)* "1. According travel manifests and AVANT, Artime not yet in MONT. Roger Cano, Assistant Manager Victoria Plaza Hotel, checked records which fail reveal Artime arrival since 20 March. No mail. 2. Checking with AVALANCHE service. C/S Comment: *If Artime presently located addresses area requested use contact instructions per para 3 MEXI 5146 (IN 42564) and inform him Fidel Castro has issued orders eliminate him." This redacted version has better view of the middle of the cable: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=64017&search=104-10163-10162#relPageId=2&tab=page

104-10227-10153: MEMORANDUM: REPORT ON CUBAN OPERATIONS FOR PERIOD 1-15 SEPTEMBER 61

09/26/61, Memo from Chief, Western Hemisphere Division to Deputy Director (Plans): Page 2: ..."e. AVCELT-1, a (REDACTION) diplomat, has been recruited and has agreed to act as a courier for the intel net in Cuba. The agent is currently on his way to Cuba via boat..."

104-10166-10065: DISPATCH:"ALLIANCE FOR LIBERTY" BOOK DISPATCH

10/27/61: Dispatch from COS, Montevideo to Chief, WH Division (Info: COS, JMWAVE): "1. While fully endorsing the objectives of Subject program, outlined in reference and its separate cover attachment, this Station wishes to state that it has certain reservations about the suitability of AMCORE-2 as the general coordinator of this activity. It should be noted, first, that AMCORE-2 did not organize the Montevideo Congress, held in early June 1961. This Congress was organized by the (REDACTION)TOWEL-B mechanism and its various fronts and by the AVADA organization..."

104-10166-10059: CABLE: BUZZ-1, STATION'S PRINCIPAL CA AGENT

01/04/62, Cable from Montevideo to Director: "1. AVBUZZ-1, Station's principal CA Agent, reports considerable resistance within local KUCAGE network to news that AMCORE-2 will again visit Montevideo. As previously reported, AMCORE-2 tends to monopolize local activities and his behaviour during MONT Congress June 61 such that he practically persona non grata even among his former admirers. His ribald night thinking, patronizing three hour speeches and general air of (unintelligible) now offensive to Uruguayan public and Station concurs with AVBUZZ-1 that his presence MONT during MFM might well be counterproductive. FYI AMCORE-2 left hotel bill unpaid on last visit, which forced Station to cover it. 2. Can HQs or WAVE take steps remove Montevideo from AMCORE-1 itinerary? CS Comment: *Gave Subjects itinerary."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

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