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Cryptonym: LITAINT-7

Definition:
Antonio Montanes, Second secretary at the Cuban embassy in Mexico who made a dramatic defection speech that "received wide play in the Mex. press".
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10414-10124: Mexico City Station History

201-288953. Second secretary at the Cuban embassy in Mexico and a source to LITAINT-5. Made a dramatic defection speech.

104-10298-10170: Cable: MEXI Sympathizes Wave Efforts Para 3 Ref A Build AMBUD

LITAINT-7 -representing AMBUD - was part of the GYROSE Debriefing Unit of Cuban exiles in Mexico City. AMSUPER-1 was the chief.

104-10269-10080:CABLE: ANTONIO MONTANES, SECOND SECRETARY CUBAN EMBASSY MEXICO CITY

The document identifies Antonio Montanes the Second Secretary of the Cuban Embassy and his wife Hilda Portela announced their defection at a press conference arranged by Mexico City Station in 1961. Montanes stated the reason for their defection was the Cuban regime was repressing Catholic Cubans. This would align with the details of a dramatic public defection made by the Second Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in the Mexico City Station History document.

104-10102-10223:PROGRESS REPORT ON DEFECTION AND RECRUITMENT ACTIVITY IN LATIN AMERICA

Antonio R. Montanes, the former Second Secretary of the Cuban embassy in Mexico City after defecting is listed among successful a report on "Defection and Recruitment Activity in Latin America." The related Mexico City Station History document mentioned the recruitment of LITAINT-7 (Montanes) as a source for Mexico City Station.

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Contributors:
Bill Simpich • Carmine Savastano

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