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Cryptonym: NOTLOX

Definition:
The radio channel used by CIA to communicate with MRR inside Cuba.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

178-10002-10261: DOCUMENTS FROM DPD FILES RE CUBAN OPERATIONS, 1959-61

3/29/61: Cable from BELL to RIMM. Sent by NOTLOX. "Plan (4) 9 April. Fidel will talk at the palace. Assassination attempt at said place followed by a general shutting off of main electric plants in Havana Veladura. Occupy the public square, telephone company, arsenal, and MINFAR (Armed Forces Ministry). Action throughout the entire island combined (with) your debarkation at Salado and Santa Maria (del) Mar. We need arms enter Havana. We have sufficient men and courage. State of mind desperate impossible to endure this longer. Every day situation worse daily arrest. We can blow up any electric company at anytime. Consider what this represents for us after the action. Answer before 1 April. Agent 2637."

104-10296-10024 CABLE: CINCO X TENEMOS NOTICIAS QUE ALFREDO X NOVOA X NOVOA

6/19/61: Marginalia in this cable identifies NOTLOX as the MRR. Initials on this cable For "GR" and "MT" to sign are affixed by "gwr" and "MT". MT is for CIA staffer Martha Tharpe. Her title as of 6/23/60 was WH/4/Political Action, see 104-10167-10001. GR or GWR is for "Grace", see 104-10168-10375. She provided her name as Grace Roberts, see 104-10216-10201.

104-10061-10115: LIST OF NAMES RE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION INVESTIGATION

This memo was provided by CIA to HSCA staffers - it identified NOTLOX as a "communications circuit".

104-10193-10173: CABLE: FOLL INFO OBTAINED CARLOS BANDIN AKA LAZARO DURING DEBRIEFING

10/20/61 cable from JMWAVE to Director: "Lazaro present leader MRR. Esteban his deputy, acting as chief in his absence. AMBRONC-5 will be national military coordinator upon return from (Cuba)...Lazaro arrested due Saborit who worked AMPUG net. AMPUG introduced Lazaro to Saborit at time MRR using PEKLOK channel. (This probable took place at time NOTLOX radio being transferred from Venezuelan embassy to a safehouse.)...C/S comment: Request Lazaro be completely debriefed re NOTLOX circuit."

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