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Cryptonym: CIRAKE-3

Definition:
Unknown Cuban exile in Caracas, selling radio commo materials and equipment.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A March 1964 CIA cable noted CIRAKE-3's recent propaganda campaign against Manuel Ray, the leader of JURE.
Sources:

104-10167-10179: CABLE RE PLAN TO OVERTHROW CASTRO.

09/30/60, Cable from Caracas to Director: Slugline RYBAT JMNET: "1. Through mutual unwitting friend Station contacted 29 September by Daniel Martinez Abreu, Cuban resident Venezuela 22 years, and Hermenegildo Restiouto Moriyon Triano, former Cuban senator from Organizacion Authentica and now living Venezuela. Moriyon said he going Miami without CIRAKE-3 within 10 days to see AMHAWK and Tomas Perez Yanez, military commander of FRD to discuss opening front in Pinar del Rio area soonest. Moriyon says has 80 Cubans, ship and crew in Venezuela ready take him to Pinar del Rio. Apparently still lacks sufficient arms. Anxious begin operations support Escambray group. Moriyon token supporter CIRAKE-3 and AMHAWK but claims he prepared go it alone if finds lack unity and willingness to act among Cuban exiles Miami as he now suspects. He said AMHAWK may return to Venezuela to try persuade Betancourt allow Cuban exiles here greater freedom action preparing for overthrow Castro. 2. Moriyon may need visa assistance if HQs approves travel. 3. Request HQs comments and guidance."

104-10167-10079: DUE APPOINTMENT ESTEVEZ AS FRD COORDINATOR QUIT SUPPORTING AMDIP.

12/15/60 cable from Caracas to Director: "Due to appointment of Estevez as FRD coordinator Caracas, CIRAKE-3 quit supporting AMDIP/Tony Varona and launched campaign against him. CIRAKE-3 did not attack Estevez nor FRD and when told desist he complied. Situation was difficult but station control over CIRAKE-3 increased due Estavez appointment and his activities since have been productive. However, CIRAKES-3, 5, 6 and approx 20 other Cubans formed new organization Accion Revolucionaria Constitucional (ARC) which not affiliated FRD. Group effective mainly because of excess important newspapers La Esfera and Ultimas Noticias. CIRAKE-4 and CIRAKE-7 joined Estevez and broke with CIRAKE-3. CIRAKE-3 and CIRAKE-5 have published station sponsored JMZIP themes and their cooperation provides station with influential media outlets. Their activities believed not duplicated by Estevez. AMDIP/Tony Varona apparently concerned (of) activities (of) CIRAKE-3 and wrote letter (to) his employer, Capriles, urging dismissal. Capriles showed letter (to) CIRAKE-3 but does not desire dismiss or become involved (in) this problem..."

180-10142-10305: [No Title]

12/15/60 entry in chrono of files on Tony Varona: "Cable from REDACTED to Director dated 12/15/60. Estevez appointed FRD coordinator (Caracas). CIRAKE-3 quit supporting (Varona)."

104-10226-10017: CABLE RE: NO IDENTIFIABLE TRACES DIAZ HANSCOM

1/27/61 cable from Caracas to BELL: "No identifiable traces Diaz Hanscom. He unknown CIRAKE-3. Nunez believed identical with Tony Nunez presently (in) New York, ETA Caracas 28 Jan. He collaborator (with) CIRAKE-3, president of Telser de Vene company selling radio commo materials and equipment. Believe referenced anti-Castro propaganda mailings are CIRAKE-3 material, including Advance. To avoid opposition (from) government, CIRAKE-3 radio program ostensibly originates from clandestine station located aboard ship or plane in Caribbean area outside government jurisdiction and retransmitted ...government tolerates this arrangement. Actually CIRAKE's tape program Caracas. CIRAKES want to increase number (of) programs and hope ham ops (in) Cuba will relay."

104-10274-10155: CABLE: CIRAKE-3 MET WITH JOSE R. BARBEITO ON 20 JUNE IN VALENCIA WHERE LATTER LIVING WITH FAMILY

07/28/61, Cable from Caracas to Director: "1. CIRAKE-3 met with Jose R. Barbeito on 20 June in Valencia where latter living with family. Has no employment yet and economic situation difficult. 2. Barbeito claims was member MRP of Manolo Ray and took part clandestine activities Havana. Admitted was Communist 'many years ago' but now completely opposed to Castro and Communism. 3. Says wants start courses for democratic indoctrination Cuban exiles Venezuela and advocates unity exiles here. CS Comment: *Dissemination applicable to JMZIP cables. **Jose Barbeito Precedo, arrived Caracas 3 June from Habana with family according air travel lists. Attempting determine whereabouts."

104-10226-10144: ANDRES ZAYAS "JUSTO", LUIS SANCHEZ "PICOLINO", AND TONY NUNEZ "TONY" OR ;UR AND ANCEL ROSS "CUILIN" OF MRRC LEFT HQS

10/2/61 cable from Director to JMWAVE: "Andres Zayas 'Justo' (AMSKIRLS-1), Luis Sanchez, 'Piccolino', and Tony Nunez, 'Tony' of UR and Angel Ross 'Guilin' of MRRC left HQS P.M. 29 Sept for WAVE...Justo feels he has the cooperation of Junco in the MDC and will work with the 'Rufino-Antonio' MRP complex (not Marcos Williams) and 'Omar'-'Monty' of the MRR."

104-10179-10197: CABLE RE: AMVANG-1 APPARENTLY FUNCTIONING IN CARA AS UNOFFICIAL AMBANG-1 REP

03/25/64, Cable from Caracas to Director: "1. AMVANG-1 apparently functioning in Caracas unofficial AMBANG-1 rep. Although CIRAKE-3 and AMVANG-1 formerly on friendly terms, recent CIRAKE-3 prop campaign against AMBANG-1 resulted cool relations. Consequently AMVANG-1 contacted CIRASH-6 on 20 March and requested him arrange meeting of CIRAKE-3, CIRASH-6 and AMVANG-1 to discuss broad subject of AMBANG organization. No mention made originally of invitations. 2. On basis AMVANG-1 probe, CIRAKE-3 and CIRASH-6 lunched with AMVANG-1 on 20 March. During lunch AMVANG-1 told CIRAKE-3 and CIRASH-6 that AMBANG-1 anxious meet with both of them in Puerto Rico. CIRAKE-3 states CIRASH-6, who highly regarded Caracas Cuban exile community, is hostile AMBANG organization. Inclusion CIRASH-6 in AMBANG-1 invitation probably made for this reason. 3. To date CIRAKE-3 has received no further communications from AMVANG-1. According CIRAKE-3 CIRASH-6 not planning travel Puerto Rico. CS Comment: *No objection CIRAKE-3 visiting AMBANG-1 Puerto Rico."

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