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Cryptonym: QUHOPS-1

Definition:
Jose Luis Gonzalez Gallarreta, an AMLASH operative that provided Rolando Cubela with a telescopic rifle, a silencer, and other equipment designed for the assassination of Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10213-10008: CABLE- DESPITE REPEATED TELEPHONE CALLS TO QUHOPS-1 HONI, OLIEN AND LAMGOSCH HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO TALK TO HIM UP TO AFTERNOON 5 APRIL

The documents states that Agency employees repeatedly sought to contact QUHOPS-1 by phone until it became apparent that "...it is clear that QUHOPS-1 is avoiding KUBARK (CIA) contact."

32356559: The Cubela Trail

The document identifies "QUHOPS-1" as being "Jose Luis Gonzales Gallaretta". http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/jfk/NARA-July2017/JFK-July_2017_Release-Formerly_released_in_part/DOCID-32356559.PDF

1994.05.16.14:12:04:280005: Reel 51, Folder I - ROLANDO CUBELA SECADES

A document related to Rolando Cubela Secades (AMLASH) states "Gonzalez Gallaretta and Alvarez de la Campa had contacts with CIA agents Herman Enriquez and Augustin Alvarez Machado who were stationed in Madrid."

1994.05.16.14:12:04:280005: Reel 51, Folder I - ROLANDO CUBELA SECADES.

Index card: Jose Luis Gonzalez Gallareta (201-737263) Born in 1935. No POA or OA. Government Functionary Havana assigned Cuban Embassy Madrid October 5, 1963...26 Feb 1966 arrested with Cubela and tried on 7 March 1966."

124-90107-10260: No Title

2/25/63 FBI memo from San Juan to Director: Ramon Perez Daple was an accountant who resided in Hazel Crest, Illinois, as well as New York City. He was an assistant to Dr. Jose Luis Gonzalez. Was this the same man? They were both suspected of being Castro infiltrators, but by an untested source. Ramon's brother Bernardo was the head of the CPAs in exile: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=85928&relPageId=9&search=%22cpas_in%20exile%22 Alpha-66 was comprised of Cuban CPAs in exile. http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=61550&search=esteve#relPageId=2&tab=page A 9/7/62 memo states that Ramon Perez Daple is the Alpha-66 officer in New York City, working as office manager of Olavarria (a sugar company), and that Antonio Veciana ia vice treasurer,

104-10234-10433 REQUEST SOONEST TRACES ALBERTO BLANCO ROMARIZ, BORN HABANA 23

9/11/64 memo about AMLASH-3: "On 8 Sept Subject (spoke) to QUHOPS-1 and ()MALT-1 at Emb, saying they anti-Commie and old friends. They warned him be careful of Rene Rivera Suarez who G-2 agent. Said QUHOPS-1, ()MALT-1 believe he nothing more than refugee and not aware his "penetration" role."

157-10014-10046: TESTIMONY OF HALLEY, 19 AUG 1975

This article is known colloquially as "Castro's Black Book": It is a list of CIA operations in Cuba designed to assassinate leaders or destabilize the government; "...Being the principal indicted in a plan to kill the Prime Minister, the former Commander Rolando Cubela Secades was also arrested in 1965. That plan was prepared by the CIA - taking advantage (of) Cubela's trip to Madrid - where he was recruited by the CIA agents Manuel Artime, Jorge Robreno known as "the Magician", Luis Enrique Trasacanos, and Carlos Tepedino. Others that also participated in the plot were the traitors Jose Luis Gonzalez Gallarreta, (an) official at the Cuban Embassy in Madrid and Alberto Blanco known as "The Crazy" (El Loco). In the interview of Cubela with Manuel Artime, the latter guaranteed the delivery of pirate crafts, weapons and men for an invasion - which would support the plan for the assassination of the Prime Minister in less than 72 hours. For that purpose, before Cubela came back to Cuba, he received from Jose Luis Gonzalez Gallarreta a rifle with (a) telescopic peephole and muffler which was taken from him when arrested, together with a great number of weapons and equipment that the CIA had sent to him."

104-10103-10183: MEMO:DOCUMENTATION OF CASTRO ASSASSINATION PLOTS

8/11/75 memo from SA DDO John Waller to the Review Staff, attention Walter Elder. This memo manages to avoid using the names of the following notorious colleagues of Rolando Cubela: Gonzalez Gallarreta (QUHOPS-1), Artime (AMBIDDY-1), Robreno (AMLASH-2), Enrique Trascanos (UNSNAFU-9), Tepedino (AMWHIP-1) and Blanco (AMLASH-3).

Contributors:
Carmine Savastano • Bill Simpich

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