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Cryptonym: CANDI

Definition:
Cuban intelligence service clandestine drop in Mexico City
Status:
Documented
Sources:

0-0-0: CUBAN COVERT PROGRAM REPORT

10/13/61 EYES ONLY: "Cuban Covert Program Report...Intelligence has become progressively more hazardous due to internal controls. The Agency, however, maintains contact with 26 agents through secret writing plus one W/T operator...In counter-intelligence a number of low-level active penetrations of Cuban governmental organizations exist while a 30-man experience, entirely Cuban element, continues to work with us out of Miami as it has for some time. (Editor's note: Related to AMAPOLA?) Further internal penetrations are being sought...Political action: ...About seven of these groups show promise as instruments for establishing internal assets...Propaganda...Radio Swan (note: JMHOPE), 60 Latin American stations and three stations in Florida broadcast anti-Castro programs. A broadcasting ship is ready. In addition, fifty to sixty selected Cuban students are being placed in a number of Latin American universities for agitation and propaganda purposes (note: AMBARBs). Paramilitary: Almost all of the Cuban exile groups are providing individuals for training as paramilitary agents or activists. In addition, a 35-man commando element is in being, ready for use..." The CRC and Cardona were considered a problem... "possible solutions are being sought under the leadership of the US State Department."

104-10308-10240: ZRKNICK: INVESTIGATION OF CUBAN EXPIONAGE NET IN MIAMI

11/24/63: CANDI is described as a "CUIS (Cuban intelligence service) clandestine drop in Mexico City."

104-10308-10246: TO BE GIVEN TRIG (LIMITED) DISTRIBUTION

11/24/63 from Juan at CUIS to AMAPOLA: "Inform fully via CANDI the reaction of the Gusanos and the Republicans to the death of Kennedy. We received message number 7 via CANDI, and messages 1 and 6 via LABRADA."

104-10308-10275: ZRKNICK NON-CS MATERIAL- BOX 10

In describing a Dec 1963 Periodic Activity Report, the CIA officer describes CANDI as "Cuban clandestine channel in Mexico City to Cuba".

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Bill Simpich

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