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Cryptonym: QUSWIFT-7

Definition:
Miguelina Teurbe-Tollon Collado, nicknamed"Tota", a woman in Paris that worked with the AMLASH group after her partner was killed in a Cuban prison.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10143-10220: MEMO: ESPINOSA ALLEGATIONS

Undated memo, circa 1965, from WH/C/SP Harold Swenson to Chief, WHD for Cuba: "Criticism of the Madrid Station by the AMLASH group is not new...with regard to the specific complaint against "Tota", GROWERY/Earl Williamson has identified her as ()SWIFT-7 and has reported that no staffer from the station ever had contact with her."

104-10169-10227: HAND WRITTEN NOTE FILES ALL CUBANS , VICTOR ESPINOSA HERNANDEZ

Undated note, circa 1965, states: "Tota - nickname of Cuban female, residing in Madrid and allegedly working in QUWEB setup (check accountings if ops file has no names of employees)."

124-90130-10037: No Title

10/1/63 report from SA Clarence P. Graham, Miami, to New York: "On May 7, 1963, Ramiro Sanchez Montesino...advised that he was a Brigade 2506 prisoner and was in a cell next to ROBERTO PEREZ CRUZATA. He had the opportunity to talk clandestinely to Perez a few days before Perez was executed. He stated Perez told him to relay information to the American authorities that FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ TAMAYO, who is also known as 'El Mexicano', was a spy for Castro. PEREZ told SANCHEZ that he told AMEIJERAS that he was not a communist, and for this reason was being shot....SANCHEZ said he was not present at any interview when PEREZ talked to AMEIJERAS...MIGUELINA TEURBE-TOLON COLLADO was interviewed: "She was never married to Roberto Perez Cruzata (note: she received widow's benefits from the CRC). She first met him shortly before the Bay of Pigs invasion in April 1961...Perez told her that he and another individual, HUMBERTO RODRIGUEZ DIAZ, with whom Perez came to the United States, had been police officers in Cuba under Batista. After Castro came to power, Perez and Rodriguez had been imprisoned for the killing of a communist...(she learned Ameijeras) engineered their escape...solely because of his former association with them as police officers and his friendship with them...MIGUELINA said she had never received the note PEREZ claimed he had sent to her the preceding week. "TOTA" is her nickname...During early 1961 she was casually acquainted with FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ TAMAYO as a friend of HUMBERTO RODRIGUEZ. She had no knowledge that this individual was a G-2 agent of the Castro government." For a number of reasons, the story about Perez's death seems to be false - especially because it looks like Perez and Ameijeras were friends.

104-10169-10228: HAND WRITTEN NOTE SUBJECT TOTA

Undated note, circa 1965, lists seven women in QUWEB complex, none of those listed include Miguelina.

104-10102-10159: VICTOR ESPINOSA

It was determined that Tota was not one of the seven women in QUWEB.

104-10216-10413: MEMO: CIA OPERATIONS AND PLOT TO KILL FIDEL CASTRO, RAUL CASTRO AND OTHER KEY FIGURES OF THE PRESENT REGIME IN CUBA

7/9/65: Espinosa tells Harold Swenson that Tota was set up with a job in a Cuban refugee office in Madrid, and that she stole files from the office as "she is working with regime".

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