Home/ Resources / Projects / CIA Cryptonyms / cryptonym: CIRAKE-1

Cryptonym: CIRAKE-1

Definition:
Unknown. His chief asset was US AFL-CIO officer Salvador Romani.
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

180-10143-10182: [No Title]

6/1/60 memo: Varona contacted Castleton on 31 May. Varona wants Castleton to meet Arango and Salvador Romani who is to lead the Caracas group. Romani is the main asset of CIRAKE-1.

104-10167-10010: MANOLO ALCALDE INCALA WHO WORKED FOR DECOR INTERNATIONAL WAS TO BRING AMHAWK PASSPORT TO EMBASSY

6/1/60 cable from REDACTED to Director: "(Manolo Alcalde) Incala came embassy 1100 hours 1 June with Romani and presented him Castleton. According Romani he to head up Caracas branch of "Bloque Unitario" of Cuban exile political groups to be formed within next 20 days. Romani in addition to heading Caracas unity block will serve as rep AMHAWK political group...Sanchez Arango has agreed to work within unity bloc...(Romani's) work in CIRAKE-1 net shows him to be an extremely intelligent and courageous person as well as a excellent newspaperman...It apparent CIRAKE operation intimately involved above personalities and CIRAKE-1 subordinate to them."

104-10167-10009: INFO INDICATES MAY BE DESIRABLE FOR CASTELON CONTINUE CONTACT WITH ROMANI

6/4/60 cable from WH/4/PA Martha Tharpe to JMASH: "Info...indicates it may be desirable for Castleton (to) continue contact with Romani to monitor activities (of) these groups. However, defer action (in) this regard for present. Bender will talk to AMHAWK soon re AMHAWK's activities in Caracas. Results these discussions will probably throw some light on relationships (of) CIRAKE operation, Bloque Unitario, and FRD. Will advise."

104-10110-10589: EL MUNDO EXPOSURE.

Nov. 1960: "Salfador Romani...probably identical with Salvador Romani-Orue Garcia (OS 223 776) on whom an OA was granted in November 1960 for use as a PP agent in Cuba and Caracas, Venezuela. Files canceled January 1967. Employed by several newspapers 1953-60 including El Mundo as reporter. Listed on PRQ on Manuel Artime as relative/friend/correspondent in United States. Named as CIA by de Armas (OS# 591 865) in Havana press conference in April 1976."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

Search Cryptonyms

 

Search tips and techniques

© Mary Ferrell Foundation. All Rights Reserved. |Press Room |MFF Policies |Contact Us |Site Map