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Cryptonym: QUANTUM

Definition:
Spanish Government liaison with anti-Castro groups and individuals.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10162-10074: DISPATCH: QUANTUM LIAISON WITH CUBAN ANTI-CASTRO GROUPS IN MIAMI

11/23/60, Dispatch from COS, Spain to Chief, WE (Info: Chief, WHD): "1. On 15 November 1960 QUANTUM/30 gave the Station a copy of the report, forwarded under separate cover, which was made by the two Spanish Government representatives sent to Miami in late October to meet with representatives of anti-Castro exile groups there. Their main contact was with Manuel Artime Buesa, leader of the Movimiento de Recuperacion Revolucionaria (MRR). The report deals with the formation and status of the Cuban resistance groups and alleged degree of ODYOKE cooperation and support of their activities. 2...ODYOKE plans, the QUANTUM representatives were told, envision Artime as the political-military leader of the future liberation of Cuba and photographs of him have been prepared for world-wide distribution to popularize him as the liberation leader when the uprising against Castro occurs. 3. ODYOKE aid and instructions for resistance groups inside Cuba are filtered through one 'Francisco,' former ACU member and close friend and collaborator of Artime who acts as the coordinator of clandestine FRD operations in Cuba (Handwritten note: Gonzalez Corzo, Rogelio [now dead]). The QUANTUM representatives examined a report, received in Miami in early November, which was sent by 'Francisco' and which outlined his plans for resistance operations. The report was submitted for the approval of ODYOKE personnel working with the Cubans. (Handwritten note at bottom of page: The Spanish Government reps were Henengildo Garcia Norenta (sp) and Pablo la Fuerte Palay (sp). See CSCI." Page 2:..."7. It is not known at this time what plans if any the Spanish government may have for continued liaison with Cuban resistance groups, or whether they anticipate lending more concrete support other than the moral support already implied by their consenting to send this initial mission. QUANTUM-30 has indicated that there is no present plan for personnel support." (CONTINUED BELOW)

104-10162-10074: DISPATCH: QUANTUM LIAISON WITH CUBAN ANTI-CASTRO GROUPS IN MIAMI

11/23/60, Dispatch from COS, Spain to Chief, WE (Info: Chief, WHD): Page 2: "8...We judge that its principal interest lies in the fact that the Spanish government has established liaison with the resistance groups and its possible knowledgeability, as a result, of ODYOKE covert plans and operations in the Cuban area."

104-10077-10350: CABLE: ACCORDING TO FAIRLY RELIABLE INTERNAL SOURCE WHO IS WELL

12/09/63, Cable from Director to Algiers: "1. According to fairly reliable intenral source who is well acquainted with Maximino (Gonzalez) Gutierrez, latter recently assigned Cuban Embassy Algiers. Source reports Gonzalez disillusioned with regime and would very likely welcome contact with ODYOKE. HQs traces indicate Gonzalez was Secretary General of Cuban Federation of Students (FEU) in mid-1963, DPOB 12 March 32 Placetas, Cuba, passport E/61/71: Has travelled in Western Europe and Latin America during 1962-63 on FEU activities. Described by source as intelligent and politically astute. If Gonzalez has in fact been assigned Algiers, wish every effort be made recruit in place. 2....If monitoring Gonzalez travel plans is obstacle, Algiers may wish consider possibility having Madrid ask QUANTUM to make available in Algiers a Spanish national capable befriending Gonzalez and reporting his travel plans....4. For Madrid: Request your comments on chances QUANTUM assist..."

104-10263-10048: CABLE: COMMENTS BY VICTOR ESPINOSA ON RETURN PBPRIME

06/08/65, Cable from Madrid to Director: Slugline RYBAT KEYWAY PBRUMEN UNSNAFU AMLASH: Page 2: ...."3. Stockwood Langosch meeting to discuss above and Ref B matters may be profitable. Langosch will telephone Stockwood from Perpignan to determine if feasible for Stockwood meet him there or nearby place. In view Stockwood previous assignment (REDACTION), assume no security problem if he seen by QUANTUM."

104-10271-10084: DISPATCH: QUANTUM/PBRUMEN INFORMATION ON THE MIRR

03/10/66, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WE (Info: Chief, WH): "1...Headquarters can clear all or any portion of the content which they feel QUANTUM should ultimately receive. 2. It should be pointed out to QUANTUM that the MIRR has been quite active in the past year (1965), ranging from executed or planned (a) attacks on the Cuban coasts, (b) infiltration attempts, (c) sabotage activities, (d) air strikes, to (e) a declaration of war on all shipping servicing Cuban ports..."

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

03/29/66, Cable from Madrid to Director: Slugline TYPIC AMROD MHAPRON: "1. QUAXE/1 reluctant follow up at this time proposed invitation Pina view anticipated key personnel changes Iberia. 2. Since QUAXE/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."

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Gavin McDonald

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