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Cryptonym: HULAKE-1

Definition:
Flores Fernando Vega Lopez, San Juan source on the activities of Manuel Artime during 1963. Also referred to as Flores Fernandez Vega Lopez.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
Associated with EVAL-3, a secretary of CIA officer Nestor Sanchez.
Sources:

104-10228-10012

4/5/62 cable from San Jose to Director: "(San Jose) now in regular contact with AMBARBS and CRC/AMBUD through HULAKE-1, as presently arranged this contact serves mainly to help coordinate local efforts. While this coordination helpful, for best effect Cuban ops Costa Rica believes it necessary (to) establish station control over these groups. With control (San Jose) can determine exactly what assets and capabilities each group has and then direct accordingly. Moreover, commo through station should in most cases be much safer operationally..." Marginalia states: "PA-PROP: I am inclined to concur. Any objections? WKH (Wlliam K. Harvey)." In different handwriting is Gabe "Lowe."

104-10162-10227: CABLE RE MANUEL FRANCISCO ARTIME BUESA TRAVEL PLANS

5/28/63 cable from San Juan to Director, slugline DYVOUR PBRUMEN RYBAT: Cuban exiles Manuel Artime/AMBIDDY-1 and Tony Varona/AMHAWK arrived on two separate air flights - all details identified. "Source; Official immigration lists. Eval documentary. HULAKE-1 trying cover their activities here."

104-10162-10225: ARTIME ACTIVITIES RE MILITARY OPERATION AGAINST CUBA

5/30/63 cable from San Juan to Director, slugline OKYHQT DYVOUR PBRUMEN: Artime seeking cooperation from Central American countries re proposed military operation against Cuba that is supposed to begin in 4-5 weeks..."Frank Marshall is important figure in this military movement and is liaison officer between the Somozas and Costa Rican government...Somoza recently talked with Orlich (Nestor Sanchez) in San Juan. Source: HULAKE-1 (C) from Orlando Nunez Cuban (F), from Gonzalo Solorzano Gonzalez (F), Orlich secretary, EVAL-3, no local dist.". See full release: http://ourhiddenhistory.org/jfk2017-files/JFK-July_2017_Release-Formerly_released_in_part-1of4/104-10162-10225.pdf

104-10162-10172: MANUEL ARTIME BUESA MET ( )LAKE AND ORLANDO NUNEZ PEREZ.

8/13/63 cable from San Juan to Director, slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMWORLD: Artime meets HULAKE-1 and Orlando Nunez Perez. Tells them he is pleased with support from Costa Rican contacts. "Commando groups scheduled begin operations against Cuba in matter of days...Source HULAKE-1 (C). EVAL-3. No dissem."

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/180-10143-10180.pdf

#32 in this HSCA cryptonym list identified HULAKE-1 as Flores Fernando Vega Lopez.

124-90138-10104: No Title

2/22/63 FBI memo from Sam Papich to D. J. Brennan: "Flores Fernandez Vega Lopez...is currently living in Costa Rica." Associated with Rufo Lopez Fresquet and Jorge Barcelo.

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