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Cryptonym: TPRANSACK

Definition:
The International Federation of Journalists. This organization is also known by its Spanish language acronym, FIOPP.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10528-10090: TRADE UNION SEMINAR

10/3/63, Director to Mexico City, re trade union seminar of FIOPP between Nov. 18-29. The Sec'y/Treasurer of the American Newspaper Guild agreed that Mexico was an appropriate alternate site. Arturo Blancas could be the seminar coordinator if this change is successful. Mexico City can advise if this is a good plan. Various information in this memo was obtained by review of 104-10528-10092, which provided information used in this cable.

104-10527-10243: CABLE: JOHN SLOAN, FIOPP INTERAMERICAN REP

11/22/63 cable MEXI 7011 from Mexico City to Director: "John Sloan, FIOPP Interamerican rep informed by Rafael Guillen that FIOPP Freedom of Press chairman named by military junta as ambassador to Spain and Victor Caceres Lara editorial writer El Dia named Postmaster General...request answer prior 24 Nov for KUWOLF discussions with FIOPP cochairman Charles A. Perlik on Freedom of Press committee utilization."

104-10020-10040: CABLE RE ATTENDANCE AT SEMINAR FEDERACION INTERNACIONAL DE ORGANIZACIONES DE PERIDOSTAS PROFESIONALES (FIOPP) HELD IN MEXICO 18-29 NOV 63

According to WAVE sources AMRAZOR-1 and AMBUCKLE-1, AMPALM-26/Salvador DIAZ VERSON stated (he) planned (to) depart WAVE area 20 Nov 63 in order attend seminar Federacion Internacional de Peridostas Profesionales (FIOPP) held 18-29 Nov 63."

1994.06.17.11:39:43:350005: Reel 47, Folder K - MEXI CABLES 6900 - 7154 CABLES.

11/25/63 cable MEXI 7066 from Mexico City to Director, slugline DTDORIC TPRANSACK: "First week November La Nacion played article sourced AIP (Cuban exile information service) charging leadership new banana federation Communists. Many (of) these trained (by) AIFLD (note: The American Institute for Free Labor Development - an AFL-CIO project funded by CIA) and noted for democratic unionism. FIOPP involved since AIP carries its initials on masthead (of) all releases as sponsor without FIOPP authority...United Fruit subsequently reproduced La Nacion article and distributed to Banana Fed workers. Effect of article has damaged FIOPP image (within) Central American labor and placed strain (on) its relations with IFPAAW." Duplicate version: 104-10097-10014.

104-10075-10282: JMWAVE CABLE REQUESTING STATION TO RECHECK ALLEGATIONS

11/25/63 cable WAVE 8283 from JMWAVE to Director, slugline DTDORIC TPRANSACK: "WAVE records contain FIOPP resolution...and clip from El Dia 1 Nov which published letter by John K. Sloan confirming FIOPP recommendation (of) AIP to its members...WAVE would prefer AIP continue carry FIOPP endorsement...WAVE primary concern is avoid blow to AIP prestige vis-a-vis (Latin American) outlets."

Commission Exhibit 659 - FBI Letterhead Memorandum of 2 March 1964

2/27/64: Salvador DIAZ VERSON, a Miami resident, was interviewed by the FBI. Diaz Verson said "he is a Cuban exile, formerly associated with the Cuban police in 1933 (note: Diaz Verson neglected to tell them he was Chief of the Cuban National Police in 1934 - see his MFF entry under his cryptonym AMPALM-26), Chief of Cuban Military Intelligence Service between 1948 and 1952, but primarily a newsman by profession. He had been previously interviewed (by the FBI) on January 4 and 9, 1964, on which dates he had furnished data that he had obtained of the International Federation of Professional Newspaper Organizations (FIOPP) in Mexico City, from November 20 to November 29, 1963..." On Feb. 29, after further interview, Diaz Verson admitted that his January statements to the FBI were "slightly at variance" with his statements in February..."he stated that he had engaged in loose talk and repeated theory and speculation, and when challenged as to his sources, he was ashamed to admit an irresponsible naming of sources...Diaz Verson said he was extremely distressed and ashamed of his irresponsible talk as he is a professional newsman. He said he writes for AHORA, a Spanish language newspaper in New York, and writes special articles for various other Spanish language periodicals."

104-10335-10001: Memo from AARB Executive Director to CIA Historical Group Director, May 30, 1995

This document was sent by Assassinations Records and Review Board Executive Director David Harwell to the Director of the CIA Historical Review Group John Pereira. It offers a list of Agency cryptonyms and pseudonyms and requests officials to provide the corresponding true names or a general description of the type intelligence relationship the related person, group, or location had with official projects. The document states TPRANSACK was the International Federation of Journalists. https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10335-10001.pdf

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