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Cryptonym: QDCOVE

Definition:
Ricardo de la Lorie, aka Ricardo Luis de la Lorie-Bals, aka Ricardo Lorie Valls.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A significant figure, greatly admired by LITAMIL-1. Used the pseudonym "Luis Perez". http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=52073#relPageId=2&tab=page
Sources:

104-10260-10122: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - MEETING WITH QDBIAS, QDCHAR, AND QDCOVE

See hard to read first sentence - document title indicates QDCOVE is third identity that needs protection.

124-10226-10290: No Title

Nov. 1958 - Lorie, Pedro Diaz Lanz and Fiorini purchase a C-46 airplane in Fiorini's name. Eleven Cubans, including Gustavo Arcos, and Fiorini are arrested with the C-46 and American-made arms. (See LITAMIL-1 for more on this event.) By Nov. 1959, Fiorini was on the "notice of prevention of departure" list of INS. (p. 41)

104-10193-10306: CABLE:AT 22 DEC MEETING WITH LITAMIL-1 HE REPORTED ROJAS IN PHONE

LITAMIL-1 thought money from US would give "Rojas group unexpected but merited assistance as he good friend and admirer de la Lorie and others...whom he calls 'men of action' not 'politicians'".

NARA Record Number: 124-10284-10081: No Title

Liberation Alliance formed From MRR. Lorie, Nino Diaz, and Michel Yabor were part of this MRR dissident group not accepted by the FRD. Artime was on the FRD Executive Board. Artime, Tony Varona, Aurelio Sanchez Arango and Julio Castillo were with the prevailing MRR faction. On 4/26/61, he signs an MRR statement with Pedro Diaz Lanz/QDBIAS and other MRR members in Miami: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=38551&relPageId=6&search="jorge_gomez"

1993.07.17.08:10:45:620630: NOTEBOOK, SMALL, BLACK WITH LIST

Ricardo Luis de la Lorie-Bals (201-262328), #48 in a black notebook kept by the HSCA, is identified in a corresponding card file as #48 QDCOVE. http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=40987#relPageId=7&tab=page

104-10260-10157: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - CONTACT WITH QDBIAS 10 JANUARY 1960

1/60: QDBIAS/Pedro reported that QDCOVE/Lorie tried to attack QDCHAR/Marcos with a two foot length of heavy chain. Difference in opinion. QDCOVE/Lorie wants to personally take control of the Cuban government. QDBIAS wants to fight a disciplined military action and let others decide how the government will be run.

104-10193-10095: FYI MONTHLY BUDGET FOR OVERALL SUPPORT CURRENTLY BEING PROCESSED HERE

12/26/60 memo by David Phillips to JMWAVE: "FYI monthly budget for overall support QDCOVE group currently being processed here...have advised JMHOPE to accept QDCOVE tapes." The WH comment is "Request Hqs advise on funding and operation Lorie radio program."

104-10228-10178: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF BIOGRAPHICS OF CUBAN EXILE PERSONALITIES.

4/9/62 JMWAVE chief Ted Shackley sends to Task Force W chief Bill Harvey biographies of twelve "Cuban exile personalities". Lorie is one of them, given to JMWAVE by AMBUD-1/Miro Cardona. His biographical number MAY be 201-022328

Contributors:
John Newman • Bill Simpich

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