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Cryptonym: HY

Definition:
Digraph for operations and assets in Panama.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
HYLILY-1 was Heriberto Corona Mendez, CRC representative in Panama, who later changed crypts and became AMTEASE-1. HYSAGE-1 was Thelma King, Panamanian legislator, and a double or triple agent.
Sources:

104-10167-10366: ATTEMPT OF ANTONIO VARONA OF CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL TO OBTAIN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT CHIARI OF PANAMA IN ACTION TO OVERTHROW CASTRO REGIME.

08/24/62, Transmittal of TDCS Information Report (Orig: J. Langdon, Unit: TFW/Intel/Reports) from Panama City to HQs: "Based On: PACY - 8333 IN -46636), NP (HYIF-1), PACY - 8349 (IN -49327), NP (HYHULA-1), WAVE-7053 (IN -45475), NP (AMBUD-1), Liaison* Page 2: Information Report Telegram: Country: Cuba/Panama, Place & Date Acq.: Panama (Panama City (15-21 August 1962): "SOURCE: Para 1: Panamanian (F) close to President Chiari. Paras 2-3: Panamanian (C) with contacts in high-level official circles."

104-10506-10028: MEMO: LATIN AMERICA DIVISION TASK FORCE REPORT OF POSSIBLE CUBAN COMPLICITY IN THE JOHN F. KENNEDY ASSASSINATION

11/22/63: Cable from Headquarters to Panama City: DIRECTOR 84791: "HYSAGE-2 (REDACTION) turned plane ticket over to 'Medina' on 22 Nov. Ticket expires 7 Dec 63. Has decided remain U.S. over Xmas holidays. Wants to raise grade at Georgetown (University). Was much affected by death of President and did not want to talk much."

104-10307-10000: CABLE: PONCHAY MET WITH ( )SAGE-1 AT HER REQUEST 1300 NOV 22.

11/23/63, Cable from Panama City to Director: Slugline RYBAT HYSAGE: "1. Ponchay met with HYSAGE-1 at her request 1300 Nov 22. Purpose meeting HYSAGE-1 explained was to tell Ponchay she was in fact going to Red China for a period in excess of one year to study international relations and related subjects. She said was seeding assurance Ponchay would keep HYIF-1 interested in her son's welfare. 2. During her discussion of pending trip word was received of President Kennedy's assassination. H-1 was deeply moved and at HYIF-1 request wrote speech to be delivered in national assembly praising the president. 3. On HYIF-1 departure from HYSAGE-1 took her KLM tickets out of her handbag and tore them up and burned them stating she would not be making the trip."

104-10179-10142: CABLE- THE PUENTE BLANCO BROTHERS HAVE BEEN UNDER SOME SUSPICION SINCE THEIR ARRIVAL IN PACY FOLLOWING THEIR RELEASE FROM CUBAN PRISON

02/22/64: Cable from Panama City to Director: "1. The Puente brothers have been under some suspicion since their arrival in PACY following their release from Cuban prison as result intervention Thelma King, Panamanian national assembly woman. HYFRACE-2 (Liaison) has said that they should not be trusted and labeled them opportunists saying they claim Panamanian or Cuban citizenship depending which most advantageous at moment. HYAMTEASE-1 suspicious of the brothers and RZP-5047 reported he believed they Castro agents. 2. Part of suspicion Jose and Roberto undoubtedly result brother, Jorge, still in Cuba. Of special interest is fact that in November 1963, according to ODTEST informant, Thelma King attempted to call Jorge via long distance but was unable to locate him. Purpose of the call according informant, was to inform Jorge that she was planning to travel Communist China and she wanted Jorge to relay the information to FNU Conil. 3. Conil is probably Gilberto Conill Iglesias, former Cuban Consul in Panama who was required leave country 1961 for meddling internal affairs. Conill believed subsequently assigned Peking and attempting get official invitation for King visit Communist China."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald • Bill Simpich

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