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Cryptonym: HYAB

Definition:
A Panamanian with an unknown identity. In a October 1963 CIA cable, HYAB was described as a long term asset. In addition, a 1967 dispatch stated that HYAB had a series of meetings with Oleg Nechiporenko in the latter half of 1963 and into 1964, with money being exchanged between the two.
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10180-10042: CIA FILE ON ROGELIO RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ.

04/01/62: Cable to Director: Slugline RYBAT HYAB: "1. HYAB returned (REDACTION) from (REDACTION) ref trip 29 March via guest FLT 270. Carried $5,000 received from Soviet Embassy (REDACTION) through (REDACTION). These funds to be used by PDP for trips to various congress including forthcoming Komsomol Congress, which HYAB believes will be held in Moscow. PDP will send one delegate. 2. On return flight HYAB had long conversation with (REDACTION) stated top (REDACTION) CP requirement is obtain all possible info on U.S. training bases in canal zone, particularly any training Latin Americans in anti-guerrilla warfare which in part to be utilized as instructions Venezuelan Communist guerrillas as well as to utilize info to counter anti-Communist guerrillas. 3. HYAB further identified quote (REDACTION) unquote (reported Ref B) as Rogelio LNU, Cuban Embassy functionars in MEXI and was shown CP quote safehouse unquote at (REDACTION). 4. HYAB also received general briefing on (REDACTION) CP strategy and policy line from (REDACTION) who following situation closely. Intel cable to follow. Pouching details."

104-10093-10158: CABLE RE RUBEN DARIO SOUZA TO INTERCEPT HYAB

10/26/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline HYAB: "1. Should HQs so decide, MEXI can arrange as was prepared for Ruben Dario Souza to intercept HYAB as no Mexican laws against currency traffic authorities would not confiscate money. Station can arrange for them 'discover,' jot down serial numbers and probably photograph as well as advise PACY authorities. 2. MEXI would like contact with HYAB while here for guidance and RQMS. Feel can handle per Ref B securely and effectively. C/S Comment: *Ref RYBAT."

104-10100-10294: CABLE: PRESERVATION OF ASSET OUTWEIGHTS LOSS OF FUNDS

10/26/63: Cable from Director to Panama City: "1. We consider preservation HYAB as long term asset (unintelligible), advance called by denial of funds. Loss of money, per (unintelligible), would undoubtedly damage HYAB in eyes of PDP, (unintelligible) having rejected Rubin Dario Herrera on grounds security. 2. If, in light these factors and STA's opinions (unintelligible) para 2 Ref C, STA still feels can reasonably proceed please advise HQs and we will reconsider." Redacted slightly better print version here: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=41591&search=104-10100-10294#relPageId=2&tab=page

http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/jfk/NARA-Oct2017/2018/104-10221-10003.pdf

12/05/63: Pages 71-72: Field Information Report: Country: Panama/Cuba/Mexico. Subject: Comments of Leaders of the Vanguard of National Action and The Partido Del Pueblo on Visit of Castro Agent to Panama. Place & Date Acq: Panama, Panama City (30 October - 7 November 1963): According to the box at the bottom of Page 71, HYAB was a source for this report (as was HYKIRK-2 and HYADIZ).

104-10180-10044: CIA FILE ON ROGELIO RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ.

06/10/64: Dispatch from COS, Withheld to Chief, WHD (Info: COS, Mexico): Subject: HYAB/Operations/Contacts (REDACTION) with Soviets and Chinese:

104-10218-10057: DISPATCH: CONTACTS BETWEEN THE SOVIET EMBASSY IN MEXICO AND LATIN AMERICAN COMMUNIST PARTIES

06/13/67: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: ..."2. Panama - In March 1958 HYAB met Boris A. Kazantsev at the Soviet Embassy. On 4 November 1958 he again met Kazantsev at a safe house in Mexico. This meeting was arranged by Victor Manuel Gutierrez who himself had an interview with Kazantsev at the safe house. (Source: HZPA-9219, 4 December 1958). On 26 August, 2 September and 6 September 1963 HYAB met with Oleg M. Nechiporenko (known KGB) both in the Soviet Embassy and outside. On 6 September 1963 Nechiporenko gave HYAB $3,572. (Source: HZPA-13728, 27 September 1963). In May 1964 HYAB again met with Nechiporenko and received $20,000 from the latter. This meeting was arranged by two prominent members of the PCM (Source: HZPA-14415, 2 June 1964..."

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Gavin McDonald

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