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Cryptonym: CIFENCE-4

Luis Posada. This cryptonym was used after the use of AMCLEVE-15.
Luis Posada and Allen Dulles share the same digraph because they were both based in Venezuela.

124-90158-10014: No Title

Late 50s-early 60s: Posada was schooled as a chemist in Cuba - he went to work for Firestone as a production manager, and then moved to the US and worked for Firestone in Akron, Ohio. He was part of the training of Cuban officers in the US military - Posada received his training with the Rangers at Elgin AFB, Florida. Prior to being recruited by JURE's Rogelio Cisneros, Posada had been active with the MRP. (Ray's previous group). Cisneros was replaced as JURE's military coordinator by Varela Castro.

104-10178-10037: Posada, Luis Clemente, 201-300985, Vol. I

The only document provided in the July 2017 release to date is the cover document, which states that the former cryptonym for CIFENCE-4 is AMCLEVE-15: http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/jfk/NARA-July2017/JFK-July_2017_Release-Formerly_released_in_part/104-10178-10037A.pdf


10/30/64 CIA Counterrevolutionary Handbook: Luis Posada, Nino Diaz/AMNORM-1 Tony Cuesta/AMHAWK-14, Jose Basulto, and Jorge Garcia Rubio are among the well-known PM personalities listed by RECE (Representacion Cubana en el Exilio, or Cuban Representation in Exile, trying to unify Cuban groups since early 1963 behind a five-man "war board") as "advisors" for guerrilla or commando activities. After a year of organizing, the five men nominated and ultimately elected with the participation of more than 40,000 were: Erneido Oliva, Vincente Rubiera Feito, Aurelio Fernandez, Ernesto Freyre, and Jorge Mas Canosa. On 6/1/64, the war board meets with Thomas Mann, former ambassador to Mexico and now Undersecretary of State for Latin American affairs. This is the first time Mann has met with any Cuban exiles to discuss Cuban matters.

Tom Gjelten, "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause", p. 275

"As a directorate that was to act on behalf of the entire Cuban exile community, RECE was a bust. It did serve, however, as a launching pad for two of the most important and controversial figures to emerge from the Cuban exile world, Jorge Mas Canosa and Luis Posada Carriles. One went on to become the most powerful single player in the Cuban-American community, with contacts and clout that were the envy of every lobbyist in Washington. The other became notorious as an anti-Castro saboteur, regarded by the United States and other governments as a criminal terrorist and by Fidel Castro himself as a mortal enemy."

1994.05.09.10:57:29:630005: Reel 17, Folder P - ANTONIO CARLOS VECIANA BLANCH.

Jack Anderson reported that in 1971 Antonio Veciana and Luis Posada worked together in a failed plot to kill Castro in Chile - Posada was supposed to provide forged documents laying the blame at the feet of the Soviets.

104-10220-10128: LUIS CLEMENTE POSADA.

12/22/71 Request for Approval or Investigative Action: Posada was to be used as a penetration into DISIP, the Venezuelan security service.

Bill Simpich

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