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Cryptonym: LITAINT-1

Definition:
Angel Lorenzo Saavedra Correa was a Cuban Military and Air Attaché who defected to the US and was interviewed by the FBI in April 1960. He also previously offered intelligence for a short time to US officials.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10414-10124; MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

"LITAINT-1 (Cuban air attache) was recruited by Hazlett in August 1959 and cooperated with CIA until April 1960 when he defected to the United States." LITAINT-1 was flown into San Antonio Texas on an airplane arranged by LIENVOY-1. At page 65 of 239, the history states, "On REDACTED, two officers of the Cuban Embassy in Mexico (LITAG-1, 201-267743, naval attache, and LITAINT-1, 201-98818, air attache) walked into the US embassy office of the naval attache and expressed their dissatisfaction with the Communist influence over the Castro government. Hazlett talked with them REDACTED." LITAG-1 defected on March 30, 1960, driving into Laredo, Texas. Both officers were subsequently handled by the Miami station.

104-10176-10087: CABLE: OP CARRIED OUT PER REFS. AFTER "SOFTENING UP" BY LITAMIL-1

10/24/60 memo from Mexico City to Director: After softening up by LITAMIL-1...and LITAINT-1, LIOOZE-1 agreed to remain in place in Mexico and report to US on intel activities. He had no contact with Soviet embassy, but some with Cuban embassy. He knew Martin and Mitchell had no contact with the Cuban embassy when they passed through on their way to the USSR.

FBI Cuba 109-12-210 - Volume 32 - Serials 1356-1377

The document states "Captain Angel L. Saavedra was at that time (1959) the Cuban Military and Air Attaché"

124-10213-10464:No Title

Correa provided the FBI with information about his recent defection and surrendering the Office of the Cuban Military Attaché in Washington to his successor on January 25, 1960. This would verify his defection timeline and position to match the former Cuban official using the cryptonym LITAINT-1.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich • Carmine Savastano

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