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Cryptonym: PMCADRE

Definition:
PMCADRE was possibly a training project in Guatemala in 1960, prior to the Bay of Pigs invasion, in April, 1961.
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
A memo on June, 1960, mentioned that Provisional Operational Approval interest was indicated for possible use of Carlos Hernandez for contact, assessment and LCFLUTTER under Projects PMCADRE and JMARC at Cuba. A HSCA document in 1978 stated that on September 28, 1960, Victor Espinosa was in Guatemala for PMCADRE as part of the JMATE (overall Cuban operations, including the Bay of Pigs project, before this cryptonym became compromised in December 1960) project.
Sources:

104-10172-10113: HERNANDEZ SANCHEZ, CARLOS EDUARDO

06/03/60: Memorandum from Fred H. Hall, Deputy Director of Security (Investigations and Operational Support) to Chief, CI/OA: Subject: C-83173 #217126: "1. Reference is made to your memorandum dated 23 May 1960 wherein Provisional Operational Approval interest, only, was indicated for possible use of Subject for contact, assessment and LCFLUTTER under Projects PMCADRE and JMARC at Cuba. 2. The Office of Security indices were searched in the Subject's name and revealed no record. The FBI has conducted no investigation on the Subject. A member of your office was telephonically advised of the above on 26 May 1960 and 2 June 1960, respectively. 3. No further action is contemplated by this office unless otherwise requested by you. Louis W. Vasaly for Fred H. Hall."

180-10145-10158:

04/11/78: HSCA originated document from CIA: Page 5: "Victor Dominador Espinosa Hernandez: DOB: 8/26/37 Cuba. POA for Zenith 10/17/61. 4/18/61. POA cancelled 10/30/61. Clearance cancelled 5/15/63. Original POA granted 10/17/60. 28 Sept. 1960 - Guatemala for PMCADRE for project JMARC (overall Cuban operations, including the Bay of Pigs project, before this cryptonym became compromised in December 1960)..." - - - Note this exact same document released on April 26, 2018 had "Guatemala" redacted from the above passage: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=149679#relPageId=2&search=

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