Home/ Resources / Projects / CIA Cryptonyms / cryptonym: KDACOUSTIC-1

Cryptonym: KDACOUSTIC-1

Definition:
Rafael Mirabal Fernandez. A memo in February of 1976, on SLANK-1, stated that Rafael Mirabal Fernandez was KDACOUSTIC-1 (201-812117).
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A FBI memo in March of 1967 stated that Rafael Mirabal Fernandez was a Attache at the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City, and he was also alleged to be a Cuban intelligence officer. A CIA cable in October, 1968, stated that Rafael Mirabal Fernandez was the current Cuban Vice Consul in Mexico City, and CUIS officer, who had arrived in Mexico in October 17, 1966.
Sources:

104-10100-10001: CUBAN MUGBOOK, VOL II (PHOTOGRAPHS) TABLE OF CONTENTS AND 501 PHOTOGRAPHS.

01/01/63: CIA document: Page 12: ..."278. Mirabal Fernandez, Rafael..."

124-10291-10396:

03/09/67: FBI memo from Legat, Mexico City to Director: Titled: Angel Ronaldo Luis Salazar, IS-CUBA: Pages 8-10: ..."On January 27, 1967, subject arrived in Mexico City and on January 30, 1967, went to the Cuban Embassy where he spoke to Rafael Mirabal concerning a visa to visit Cuba in order to see his grandmother, who is quite aged and in poor health. While he watched, Mirabal typed up a telegram to Havana to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs requesting a visa for the subject. Subject displayed a carbon copy of this telegram, which he said was given to him by Mirabal. The March 1, 1967, edition of 'Diario Oficial,' official organ of the government of Mexico, lists Rafael Mirabal Fernandez as an Attache of the Cuban Embassy, Mexico, D.F. T-2, another government agency which conducts personnel and intelligence investigations, has advised that Mirabal is an identified Cuban intelligence officer...On March 1, 1967, subject went back to the Cuban Embassy where he was received by Abreu, Mirabal, Mirabal's secretary and a new man named Cicard, who was identified as Abreu's replacement. T-2 has advised that Mirabal's secretary, as described by the subject, appears to be identical with Areceli Mastrapa, and that Abreu's replacement appears identical with Enrique Cicard Labrada..."

104-10177-10042: ALFREDO (MIRABAL) DIAZ DEPARTED MEXICO PCS MID-1964.

10/03/68: Cable from Director to Withheld (Orig: Withheld, Unit: WH/COG/OPS): REF: SAN JOSE 0495 (IN 03639) "Alfredo (Mirabal) Diaz (201-743394) departed Mexico PCS mid-1964. Current Cuban Vice Consul Mexico City is Rafael (Mirabal) Fernandez (201-812117), CUIS officer, arrived Mexico 17 Oct 66."

104-10174-10065: FOLDER ON LOGANOV, VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH

Undated draft memo for the record from C/CUB: Subject: Visit to the Soviet Embassy, Night of 1 October 1969: Despedida for Valentin Loginov: "1...The only Cuban present that he recognized from mug photos was Rafael Mirabal Fernandez, who quite obviously avoided any contact with (REDACTION) rather furtively staying on the other side of the room at all times..." Page 9: ..."12. (REDACTION) was only sure of one Cuban's being present, Rafael Mirabal. At one time, (REDACTION) thought he saw a gentleman who looked a little like Ambassador Joaquin Hernandez Armas, but at second glance he did not think so. There was no doubt in (REDACTION) mind that Mirabal was avoiding him. On one occasion, Mirabal was quite close, within earshot, and may well have heard (REDACTION) either talking English to a fellow American or his wife, or discussing something American. Thereafter, every time (REDACTION) tried to work his way toward Mirabal, the latter would shortly move further away. Twice (REDACTION) talked to people that vaguely looked like they might be Cubans from the mug book, only to discover in both cases that they were Mexican."

104-10183-10366: NONRELATED AMMUG-1.

02/03/76: Memo for the record from Wilfred O. Clower: Subject: SLANK-1: "In reviewing SLANK-1's file for possible leads to targets of interest the following names were selected: 1. Roberto Rodriguez Llompart (201-865547)...4. Rafael Mirabal Fernandez (KDACOUSTIC-1) (201-812117) (Mexico - February 1967)..."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

Search Cryptonyms

 

Search tips and techniques

© Mary Ferrell Foundation. All Rights Reserved. |Press Room |MFF Policies |Contact Us |Site Map