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Cryptonym: SKEWER-1

Definition:
Luis A. Ferre, former governor of Puerto Rico
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10181-10205: CABLE RE: IN 6 JULY MEETING SKEWER-1 CONFIRMED HE MADE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION

7/7/62 cable from San Juan, slugline GYROSE: "In 6 July meeting SKEWER-1 confirmed he made financial contribution A-66 project and stated this op being supported by highly responsible Cuban exiles. Said person who called on him was Antonio Veciana who was identified as Julio Lobo's 'comptroller'..this not an AMBANG (JURE) activity but has AMBANG-1's 'blessing'."

Larry Rivera, The New JFK Show Blog: "The Mystery of SKEWER-1, Godfather of Cuban Exiles". http://merdist.com/wp/2017/08/07/the-mystery-of-skewer-1-godfather-of-cuban-exiles/

In this batch of files we found 104-10179-10156A, which is an agency report written by Alfonso Rodriguez, addressed to “Chief, Task Force W”. The many references to SKEWER-1 describe a wealthy “industrialist” who has a soft spot for the exile movement, and financially supports all efforts to overthrow Fidel Castro at any cost...(SKEWER-1) is extremely visible in Puerto Rico, prompting any and all Cuban exile groups to approach him for financial aid.

104-10169-10040: PROPOSAL OUTLINED PARA 2 AND 3 REF DISCUSSED IN GENERAL

11/9/62 memo from San Juan to Director: "...in face of any inquiry (of) his support (of) UR, he could attain full effect of cover story by initiating 'regular and substantial' support without mentioning amount...if it felt necessary to substantiate cover story, he willing actually forward funds to the group in his name."

Larry Rivera, The New JFK Show Blog: "The Ferre-Odio Connection". ://merdist.com/wp/2017/08/10/the-ferre-odio-connection/

"(On) 9/25/68, Harold Weisberg wrote about a connection that existed between Sylvia Odio and Luis Ferré. When Sylvia settled in Dallas in mid 1963, she stayed at the home of John and Joanna Rodgers, owners of Texas Industries. Weisberg reported that : “Sylvia Odio was for a while in the Rodgers home, arranged by her friend Luis Ferré.” As Howard dug deeper into the Odio case, he came across and met Colonel L. Robert Castorr and his wife. The Castorrs knew the Rodgers family well. Joanna confided much of her relationship with Sylvia to Mrs. Castorr. The Castorrs told Weisberg in tape recorded interviews, that the Rodgers had met one “Mr. Forray” on a cruise, where “Mr. Forray” asked the Rodgers if they could look after Sylvia in Dallas."

Contributors:
Larry Rivera • Bill Simpich

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