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Cryptonym: BI

Definition:
Digraph for operations and assets in Argentina.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
BIOGENESIS was the cryptonym for the Argentine federal police. Principal liaison service of the Buenos Aires CIA station and used for telephone-tapping and other joint operations.
Sources:

104-10165-10062: CONTE AGUERO, RADIO-TV COMMENTATOR MAKING TOUR THROUGH LATIN AMERICA

03/22/61: Cable from Buenos Aires to BELL: "1. SUBJ held 90-minute MTG with Frondizi 21 Mar after previous MTG with Dulit Goni. Intimated Frondizi had offered material support anti-Castro rebels and SUBJ promised he would deliver message in person soonest. Refused BUEN offer to transmit message secure channel and stated he returning early flight 24 Mar direct to ZRMETAL (Washington, D.C.). 2. Palacios has refused debate challenge by published letter, and SUBJ now engaged newspaper polemic with him. Leading figures, including Palacios and Manrique, have turned down Noticias Graficas invitation and SUBJ dismisses it as newspaper speculation stunt. SUBJ has met with leaders all major democratic parties, has appeared on (unintelligible) 20 Mar, is appearing daily on BIEBONY radio program, and has received ample newspaper publicity. 3. SUBJ indicated he would resume tour, at least through Central American countries, after delivering Frondizi message. Showed particular interest in visiting Honduras. WRM applied for visa 22 March. Consulate telephoning department for clearance. Suggest BELL assist expedite visa. C/S Comment: *Re Luis Conte Aguero, radio-TV commentator making tour, through Latin America."

104-10192-10283: DISPATCH:REPORT ON NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN CUBAN EXILE MOVEMENTS

11/01/61: Dispatch from COS, Buenos Aires to Chief, WHD: "1. We are forwarding herewith BIOGENESIS report No. 2467, dated 26 October 1961, which is being forwarded in the event that the contents are not already known to you. 2. The report concerns a letter sent by the Movimiento Revolucionario del Pueblo (MRP) to Dr. Jose Miro Cardona setting out the MRP's conditions for participating in a revolutionary council. Carlton S. Recart."

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

08/11/64: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Unintelligible: Pages 7-8: ..."d. The activities described above merge nicely with Subject's overt activity of issuing courtesy visas and taking care of persons invited to visit Cuba as part of the Cuban Government's friendship program. In the case of BIHUG/1, reported in detail in HABA-12563, 19 August 1963, Subject acted rather confused since he obviously found himself in unfamiliar ground - a departure from set procedures - when BIHUG/1 sought to go to Cuba without an invitation..."

104-10165-10090: AMCORE-2 CONGRATULATED FOR SUPERB JOB

09/01/65: Cable from Santo Domingo to Director: "1. Recent reports from EMDAM-1, BICARRIAGE-2 and directly from Bunker indicate that Imbert indeed had decided to make 29 August rally a bitter anti-OAS manifestation until AMCORE-2 persuaded him to revert to resignation plan. AMCORE-2 is to be congratulated for superb job. He responded well to Station direction..."

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Gavin McDonald • Bill Simpich

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