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Cryptonym: SKDIKE-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. SKDIKE-1 was a source for the CIA's San Jose station. SKDIKE-1 was in contact with AMBANG-1 in 1962 and 1963.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A cable in January of 1963 stated that AMBANG-1 told SKDIKE-1 that JURE was currently concentrating on infiltrating the Cuban militia, through which A-1 hoped ultimately to effect the assassination of the Cuban Government hierarchy.
Sources:

104-10179-10105: CABLE RE: AMBANG-1 DEPARTED ABRUPTLY 29 OCT FOR MIAMI TO CONFER WITH ASSEMBLY EXILES ON WHAT COURSE THEIR EFFORTS NOW TAKE

10/30/62: Cable from San Juan to Director: "1. AMBANG-1 departed abruptly 29 Oct for Miami to confer with assembly exiles on what course their efforts now take. 2. According (REDACTION)DIKE-1 trip is in response to urgent call from Cisneros but also for purpose follow-up contact with wife of Brazilian Ambassador to Moscow who visited SJAN several days ago expressly to see AMBANG-1. 3. AMBANG-1 said to be close friend Laitau da-Cunha since days when he was Brazil Ambassador in Havana. Expect have further info on this when AMBANG-1 returns which expected be not later than 31 Oct."

104-10179-10139: IN CASUAL MEETING 3 JAN AMBANG-1 TOLD--HIS ORGANIZATION CURRENTLY CONCENTRATING ON INFILTRATIONS CUBAN MILITIA

01/04/63: Cable from San Juan to Director: "1. Following from (REDACTION)DIKE-1 4 Jan. 2. In casual meeting 3 Jan AMBANG-1 told (REDACTION)DIKE-1 his organization currently concentrating on infiltrations Cuban militia through which hopes ultimately effect assassination Cuban Govt hierarchy. AMBANG-1 apparently convinced this only possible way bring about situation which permit overthrow Communists. 3. A-1 said they not abandoning effects to reorganize large scale underground but feels it necessary undertake drastic measures to get in early and decisive blows against Castro regime. 4. In usual general terms A-1 repeated feeling he isolated from ODYOKE (U.S. Government). In this connection A-1 told (REDACTION)DIKE-1 that while he finds Karnley very compatible and trusts him he cannot distinguish Karnley from ODYOKE policies which back 'Miami crowd' and therefore does not expect anything very constructive come of that contact. 5. A-1 reported arrival of Soviet ship at Cienfuegos 10 Dec (unintelligible) heavy and well covered equipment. Strict security measures enforced during unloading for which only Soviet personnel used. 6. AMBANG-1 departing SJAN for Caracas 6 Jan. In 5-day visit will confer with local JURE reps and pick up receipts their fund raising efforts. A-1 reputedly has previously received $13,000 from CARA. Local receipts estimated at $10,000. CS Comment: *WAVE following up rumor to effect AMTHUG-1 will purge commies from PBRUMEN govt and return platform of 26 July Movement upon departure SOVS from PBRUMEN."

104-10179-10177: IN MEETING 21 AUGUST

08/22/63: Cable from San Juan to Director: "1. In meeting 21 August (REDACTION)DIKE-1 said AMBANG-1 has informed (REDACTION)DASH-1 of his intention resign position with P.R. govt at end of this year. 2. AMBANG-1 told (REDACTION)DIKE-1 he resigning in order free himself to make final preparations for his return to PBRUMEN (Cuba) which intends be not later than May 1964."

104-10506-10028: MEMO: LATIN AMERICA DIVISION TASK FORCE REPORT OF POSSIBLE CUBAN COMPLICITY IN THE JOHN F. KENNEDY ASSASSINATION

06/30/77: CIA document: Page 53: ..."Junta Revolucionaria Cubana (JURE) (Cuban Revolutionary Junta) SJAN 0884 (IN 44753) dated 4 January 1963: Manuel Ray Rivero, head of JURE, told SKDIKE-1 (San Jose Station source) that JURE was then concentrating on infiltrating Cuban militia through which he hoped ultimately to effect the assassination of the Cuban hierarchy..."

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Gavin McDonald

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