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Cryptonym: ER

Definition:
Digraph for operations and assets in Nicaragua.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
Other cryptonyms related to Nicaragua were ERACERB-1, ERACORN-1, ERGOO-1, ERLOOP-1, ERYTHROID-1, 3 and 12.
Sources:

104-10163-10176: ARTIME BUESA, MANUEL, (VOL XIV).

01/27/66: Cable: Slugline TYPIC AMTABBY-27 AMLITAINT-1 AMWORLD: REF: WAVE 8529 (IN 36540): "1. Station has no info re attempt to obtain ERACORN-1 permission to reopen Monkey Point camp. However AMBIDDY-1 arrived MANA 17 Jan via Lanica from Miami. 2. ERACORN-1 left MANA for PBPRIME (U.S.) via Lanica. According local press personal business is purpose of visit. ERFACT-1 says reason is medical recheck."

104-10216-10058: DISPATCH: SHOLOMO CLIKSBERG

07/10/69: Dispatch from COS, Withheld to COS, Withheld (Info: Chief, WH Division: ..."2. There are numerous traces on I. Irving Davidson. One card shows that he announced the new location of his offices at 1612 K. Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. on 1 April 1959. Among those he represented at that time were the Nicaraguan Government and Israeli Military Industries...3. Station contact ERWIG-1 knows Davidson well and classifies him as an unprincipled opportunist. At one time when Nicaragua was arranging to purchase a quantity of Staghound armored cars from Israel, Davidson made use of a Nicaraguan passport to travel from France to Israel since American citizens were at that time enjoined from travelling to the Mid-East. ERWIG-1 was shown this passport by then - French Ambassador to Nicaragua, Raymond Pons. ERWIG-1 told the American Military Attache about this unauthorized travel. The MA told the American Ambassador who, in turn, told Davidson that ERWIG-1 had squealed on him. Relations between ERWIG-1 and Davidson were strained after that. This took place about 1956. 4. ERWIG-1 says that Davidson made about $50,000 (U.S.) on the Staghound deal which he invested locally in Plywood de Nicaragua to avoid paying U.S. income tax. He latter sold the interest in this plywood firm..."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald • Bill Simpich

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