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Cryptonym: QUMALT-1

Definition:
Odon Alvarez de la Campa
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
His full name was Fausto Odon Alvarez de la Campa y Sotolongo.
Sources:

104-10216-10043: MEMORANDUM: INTERVIEW WITH: ANGEL HERRERO VELEZ AND HIS WIFE, YOLANDA CAGNA NAVA

"During this period (circa 1960-1961) Jose Luis (Gonzalez Gallaretta, QUHOPS-1) was the personal secretary to Odon ALVAREZ de la Campa, and traveled extensively throughout the Communist camp countries...in circa mid-1964, Jose Luis was assigned to serve as Odon ALVAREZ's secretary in the Cuban embassy in Madrid, Spain...in circa mid-1965, Jose Luis was recalled from Spain by the Government of Cuba as a consequence of the defection of Odon ALVAREZ de la Campa."

104-10217-10312: NOTIFICATION OF CONTACT WITH CUBAN EX-POLITICAL PRISONERS IN THE U.S

Back in Nov. 1960, Fidel Castro forced Reynol Gonzalez (AMCALL-1) to turn over his post as foreign relations secretary to Odon Alvarez. Alvarez's full name was Fausto Odon Alvarez de la Campa y Sotolongo. Gonzalez discusses how they were rivals: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=55456&search=%22ELENA_MEDEROS%22#relPageId=11&tab=page

104-10077-10368: CABLE: HQS PLEASED DEVELOPMENTS CITED REFS. IDEN A NOW

12/10/63 cable DIR 88251 from Director to Madrid, slugline KEYWAY PBRUMEN REDACTED: "IDEN A now QUHOPS-1 (201-44994). IDEN B now QUHOPS-1 (201-737263). QUMALT-1 known HQS. He was target of complicated defection attempt Mexico Aug 62. QUMALT-1 informed IDEN C of his desire defect Mexi en route Chile if conditions cited para 1A of ref C could be met. Before IDEN C made final pitch QUMALT-1 departed unexpectedly for return (to Cuba). Reportedly plane of QUMALT-1 departed as result defection of pilot in Mexi. HQS felt this incident possible provocation attempt due past history QUMALT-1 as fervent CP activist. Rated him possible disposal problem due his physical disability. Vera assessment dated Aug 62 stated QUMALT-1 not true CP member but born agitator who leery for own skin and always ready accept best deal. Stated QUMALT-1 has high praise for (US) medical science."

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."

104-10220-10071: DISPATCH-TYPIC/OPERATIONAL DEBRIEFING OF = = ON CAPTAIN QUINTIN PINO MACHADO

7/15/65 memo: QUMALT-1 reported that in 1958, Quintin Pino Machado was a terrorist "throughout Las Villas province. (His) mother, Margot Machado (201-743324) was the Chief of the Action and Sabotage Section of the 26th of July Movement in Las Villas Province." In 1959 or early 1960 Quintin was appointed as a Cuban delegate to either to the United Nations in New York or the Organization of American States in Washington, DC.

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