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Cryptonym: DELORRY

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Unknown identity. DELORRY was an Italy based CIA agent. A cable in March of 1965 stated that it was Rome Station's view that DELORRY had "long-range potential, also outside Cuban ops."
A cable in March of 1966 mentioned that DELORRY knew Annie de Quendoz, who allegedly had affairs with Fidel Castro and Ernesto ("Che") Guevara. Moreover, DELORRY was apparently on good terms with Rogelio Montenegro Guasp and Saverio Tutino.


03/29/65: Cable from Rome to Director, MILA (Rilander Acting): Info: PARI, WAVE, BERN, GNVA: Slugline KAPOK TYPIC AMWHIP DELORRY: "1. Per agreement made with AMWHIP/2 before he left Rome 24 March, he phoned Bunce from Geneva 29 March, said wife well, invited Bunce make Geneva visit 31 March to 3 April. Bunce accepted subject to call-back if canceled. 2. PARI (Langosch): Re para 4 Ref C GOC knows AMWHIP/1 involvement AMLASH. Presume AMWHIP/2 suspect on basis long business relationship. Plan explore Carrillo relationship with AMWHIP/2 and wife in depth when Geneva. Will try get from wife better reading on Blanco and possible provocation. She better informed this point than AMWHIP/2. 3. DIR: Will also pursue DIR 89327. 4. Coming Geneva trip complicated by fact have not seen DELORRY since 16 March. Wish give him extensive RQMTS before next trip. 5. DIR: PLS answer Ref B re travel costs. Wish reaffirm STA view DELORRY has long-range potential, also outside PBRUMEN (Cuban) ops. 6. MILA: per 1115 hours 29 March phone call to DELORRY home, he then Milan office. PLS handle DIR 90278 and DIR 90596. 7. No index."

104-10234-10007: CABLE====ARRIVED ITALY 9 MARCH, ROME 10 MARCH.

03/11/66: Cable from Rome to Director, LISB (Info: WAVE, Withheld): Slugline KAPOK/KEYWAY/TYPIC/DELORRY: "1. DELORRY (D) arrived Italy 9 March, Rome 10 March. Returning from Rome 15 March to submit detailed report. 2. ETA Cuba about 1 April at suggestion Fidel (F) giving dinner party for him soon thereafter. 3. D says Annie de Quendoz (Q) (no STA traces) wife (but getting divorce) of Swiss chancellor in Havana, was mistress of both 'Che' Guevara and F, continues relations with F. DIP community giving her cold shoulder but D has taken pains be friendly, for which both she and F grateful. D says can gain direct access F through Q in any emergency. Q daughter high-ranking Portuguese police official. Mother is Nita S. Pais, Rua Mozambique, 52-1-DTO Lisbon. Q gave D letter to mother. Have opened, photoed, will pouch. RQST traces Q. 4. German (Amado-Blanco) y Fernandez (201-264208) gave Q ministry foreign trade envelope containing two letters for Luis Amado-Blanco (201-276972). Also photoed, will pouch. 5. D on good terms with Rogelio (Montenegro) Guasp (M). Preparing report. M was scheduled leave Havana one hour after D for Prague to meet Manuel ('Manolito') (Perez) Hernandez before coming Rome. According Havana rumor M to keep eye on Ricardo (Subirana) y Lobo (201-333831), will become de facto chief of Cuba Embassy to Quirinale. D suspects has CUIS ties. Energetic commy. 6. D also on good terms with Saverio Tutino (201-353093) who gave him four letters which could not safely open. Pouching names addressees. Tutino told D AMLASH/1 and AMTRUNK/10 certainly guilty. But F letter suggesting clemency caused rumors of prior deal. Also many rumors students chalked 'Viva A/1' and 'Viva A/10' on walls but D did not see. For two days after arrests GOC put controls on many key figures..."

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