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Cryptonym: QU

Definition:
Digraph for operations and assets in Spain. Sometimes connected to Spanish related assets in Cuba.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10166-10226: UNIDAD REVOLUCIONARIA

CIA document: ATTACHMENT B: Page 4: ..."The naval resistance group was depicted as a largely passive element which devoted itself to intelligence collection and indoctrination of its members against communism (see Attachment A, Part III). QUSWABBY-11 was assigned to contact and train AMSUM-4 in S/W, and to relay intelligence collection requirements. On 26 July 1962 AMSUM-4 was contacted in Habana, trained in S/W, supplied with S/W materials and briefed on collection requirements. Unfortunately, AMSUM-4 was forced to leave Cuba on 3 August via PAA flight with his family; he claimed to have been denounced by a relative as a counter-revolutionary. AMSUM-4 stated he had turned over all materials and instructions given him by QUSWABBY-11 to two other members of the naval resistance group. One of these has been recruited by Hamburg Base as an AMLEG (Subject of 201-378208), the other was reported to have been seen in Habana by friends of AMSUM-4, and is apparently not under detention. Neither of these contacts has yet corresponded with AMSUM-4, which would imply either that they did not fully grasp the S/W instruction, or that they are not inclined to correspond for reasons of their own security. The general objectives of JMWAVE in attempting to develop an intelligence net based on exploitation of the UR naval resistance group are: 1. Establish a KUTUBE collection mechanism within the naval resistance group. 2. Exploit this mechanism to collect order of battle on the Cuban Navy, on its communications and cipher system, and related information based on JMWAVE current requirements. 3. Obtain all possible information on the 'defection plan' of the naval resistance group for possible operational exploitation by JMWAVE..."

104-10003-10078: MEXICAN GOVERNMENT REPORT ON ACTIONS TAKEN AND INVESTIGATIONS MADE AFTER THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY

05/26/64: Dispatch from COS, Spain to Chief, WE and COS, Rome (Attention: KUDESK/ICG): Subject: Spanish Weekly SP and the O'Brien Article: "1. A copy of the 1 January 1964 issue of SP, with the article 'La Policia de Dallas Mato a Kennedy,' ('The Dallas Police Killed Kennedy'), is forwarded as Attachment 1 of this dispatch. 2. We have asked station source QUEGG/3 for a background report on SP and its principal staff members, and will forward it as soon as we receive it. Meanwhile, American Embassy Madrid Airgram 581 of 5 February 1964 described SP as Falange-oriented and added that 'since the Spanish government has close control over the local press it is not difficult to give matters of its most immediate interest the necessary publicity and it appears that this campaign (on establishing Mexican/Spanish diplomatic relations) if not supervised is at least encouraged by the Ministry of Information or the Foreign Office'"....

104-10216-10238: CABLE RE: 1. RE PARA 2 REF, CIS CONTACT IS LUIS MANUEL CANTILLO TOIRAC

12/28/64: Cable from Madrid to Director (Growery Acting): Slugline TYPIC AMLASH: "1. Re para 2 ref, CIS contact is Luis Manuel Cantillo Toirac, new second secretary Cuban Embassy Madrid, who reportedly connected Cuban security. 2. FYI at Station direction QUJAW-1 developed close friendship with Cantillo."

104-10216-10405: CABLE: RECOVERED MISSING CABLE DATED 27 MAY

06/19/65: Cable from Madrid to Director (Growery Acting): Slugline KEYWAY ZRWAGON MHVIPER QUKEEL/3: REF: MADR 4291 (IN 73260): QUJAW/1 recovered missing QUKEEL/3 cable dated 27 May. Contained FOLL info: A. Neumatic (probably tire) factory in Puentes Grandes shut down due lack materials. B. All letters to and from Cuba censored in main post office. Letters delivered sealed but contents violated. C. El Jiguey arrived from Barcelona with 200 pegasos (trucks and half of crew members. D. Fundador, small launch, will leave 31 May for Bilbao for repairs. E. Do not send any orders (instructions) due fear of censorship."

104-10234-10010: CABLE ===== BROUGHT UP AMLASH AFFAIR AT LUNCH WITH OLIEN 10 MAR

03/11/66: Cable from Madrid to Director: Slugline KEYWAY PBRUMEN: "1. QUANTUM/30 brought up AMLASH affair at lunch with Olien 10 Mar. Handed Olien copy of full communique which he recd by pouch from Habana. Remarked whole thing smells fishy to him and he suspects it may be carefully worked out propaganda spectacular on part Castro Govt. Said he thinks Robreno has probably been working for Castro all along. Also considers highly suspicious Cubela's request to be put up to the Paredon and Castro's magnanimity in commuting death sentences. 2. As far as allegations against KUBARK (CIA) and Olien concerned Q-30 completely unconcerned. When Olien commented any insinuation either he or KUBARK involved in assassination conspiracy completely false QUEAGLE said he sure of that but added he likewise convinced there are people close to Castro who would love to kill him. 3. Q-30 then said only part of communique which interests him is the reference to sabotage of ships in Spain...5. Olien then pointed out that the communique states that the dynamite was delivered to Robreno. Olien said he presumed Spanish authorities would call Robreno in and ask him what hr did with the dynamite. Q-30 said this was up to QUOTA/48, and said he had gotten the distinct impression from QUOTA/48 that he wasn't too interested in following up these leads. QUOTA/48 had told him he thought Robreno might have been used as an agent of one of the section's of his organization. Also QUEAGLE said QUOTA/48 wasn't keen on digging up information which might embarrass KUBARK. Olien said that if either Q-30 or QUOTA/48 harbors any suspicion KUBARK involved in sabotage of ships, he hopes QUOTA will make a thorough investigation and establish once and for all the truth of the matter..."

104-10234-10118: CABLE RE: RELUCTANT FOLLOW UP AT THIS TIME PROPOSED INVITATION PINA VIEW

03/29/66: Cable from Madrid to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMROD MHAPRON: "1. QUAKE/1 reluctant follow up at this time proposed invitation Pina view anticipated key personnel changes Iberia. 2. Since QUAKE/1 attempt obtain invitation may take longer than expected will discuss matter with QUANTUM. 3. View QUDOOR close associate with persons prominent AMLASH affair, Station has not been in direct contact. Will contact when matters calm down."

104-10071-10146: FRIENDS OF UNESCO CLUB OF MADRID (CAUM)

11/18/68: Cable from Withheld to Director: Slugline RYBAT MHCHAOS QUOTA QUCATTY QUHALO: "1. QUHALO/1 informed QUOTA/70 on 12 Nov 1968 that 'friends of UNESCO club of Madrid' (CAUM) has created a 'CAUM prize' which will be given every year to persons who have worked in favor of 'human rights.' Prize for this year will be given posthumously to Martin Luther King. Pamela Kathleen Crist (201-839457), President of CAUM department of human rights, has decided to write to King's widow inviting her to come Madrid 10 December to receive prize. 2. Defer file."

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