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Cryptonym: HYLILY-1

Definition:
Heriberto Corona Mendez, CRC representative in Panama. Became AMTEASE-1.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10166-10058: DISPATCH: HYLILY-1'S OPERATIONAL

01/11/62, Dispatch from COS, Panama to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division and COS, JMWAVE: "1. After receipt of reference A, HYLILY-1 (Handwritten note: 'Now AMTEASE/1') was picked up by the Panama Station on 22 December 1961 for joint KUTUBE/KUCAGE use. Since that time HYLILY-1 has prepared 10 reports on individuals of interest to the Station and has provided coverage of the activities of the Cuban groups in Panama. 2. Upon receipt of reference B, HYLILY-1 was assigned to arrange the requested coverage of the visit of Dr. Luis Conte Aguero. Dr. Conte arrived at Tocumen airport at 10:40 P.M. on 2 January 1962 and departed for Caracas at 11:50 P.M. the same night. HYLILY-1 arranged the following coverage: a. A reception by approximately 35 Cuban exiles. b. A 10 minute interview on RPC television, broadcast 3 January 1962. c. A 15 minute taped interview on Radio Cadena Universal. d. A photograph and accompanying article published 'La Estrella de Panama' (clippings were pouched laterally to reference B addresses). e. A photograph and accompanying article published in 'Critica.' 3. The Station is aware of HYLILY-1's duties as the local AMBUD representative and foresees no conflict of interest or unnecessary duplication of efforts at present. In coordination and with support of the Station HYLILY-1 has organized the five minute work stoppage in support of the OAS and action against Castro. In addition, subject has written and arranged placements of both a full-page and a one-third page articles in each of several local newspapers. These articles will appear on 22 January and will urge OAS action against the communist government of Cuba..."

104-10235-10016: CABLE RE: REF AMBUD TEAM ARRIVED PACY 19 FEBRUARY, 2 WEEKS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

02/22/62, Cable from JMWAVE to PACY: REF: WAVE 0549: "1. Ref AMBUD team arrived PACY 19 February, 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Consequently most HYLILY-1 extensive planning for local KUCAGE exploitation useless. HYLILY-1 did arrange Following: A. Press conference. B. Interview with Vice FORNMIN. C. Reception at Supreme Court. D. 30 minute TV round table discussion. 2. With early arrival, results not particularly successful, but team was well received. Re future guidance, suggest teams maintain strict initinerary. Pouching fotos."

104-10228-10433: DISPATCH: AMTEASE/OPERATIONAL

5/22/62 dispatch from Chief of Station, Panama to Chief, Task Force W: "On 20 May 1962, AMTEASE-1 brought to the attention of the Station, a letter received from his AMBUD headquarters...the letter asks AMTEASE-1 to submit soonest names and biographic data on local individuals who would be willing to enlist in a "commando action" group. The letter also states that this affair is top secret and orders that the letter be destroyed." The following page is addressed to "Heriberto Corona" in Panama, and asks him to perform the tasks detailed above.

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Bill Simpich • Gavin McDonald

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