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Cryptonym: UOAMBER-5

Definition:
Unknown identity. UOAMBER-5 appeared to have Virginia Ginebra, Vice Consul in the Dominican Consulate in Miami, as a contact/source in November 1964.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Virginia Ginebra may have been related to, or married to, Oscar Guaroa Ginebra, who in 1961 was the Dominican Consul General in Washington, D.C. An August 1965, FBI airtel stated that Oscar Guaroa Ginebra had also been involved in the Inter-American Development Bank. Irving Davidson appears to have been a contact of Oscar Guaroa Ginebra.
Sources:

124-10183-10253: FBI MEMO: DOMINICAN LOBBYING ACTIVITIES IN THE UNITED STATES...

09/01/61, Memo from Director, FBI to Attorney General: "We continue to receive information involving contacts on the part of Oscar Guaroa Ginebra, Dominican Consul General, Washington, D.C., with officials of the United States Government. In that regard, the following information of possible interest has come to our attention: It has been learned that Ginebra returned to the United States on August 23, 1961, after having briefly visited the Dominican Republic where he had conferences with President Joaquin Balaguer. Since returning to the United States, Ginebra has been urgently attempting to arrange meetings with high United States Government officials. In that connection, you will recall that you were advised that on August 25, 1961, that Ginebra was attempting to arrange an appointment with you through Senator James O. Eastland of Mississippi. It has now been learned that on August 28, 1961, Ginebra was able to secure an appointment to see Senator George A. Smathers of Florida on the afternoon of that date. According to our source, he was able to get this appointment through the assistance of Robert G. Baker, Secretary for the Majority, United States Senate. NOTE: This letter classified 'Confidential' as it indicates our investigative interest in the Dominicans..."

104-10176-10068: CIA FILE ON MASFERRER Y ROJAS, ROLANDO

10/16/64, Transmittal of TDCS Information Report: "BASED ON: IN 94154 (WAVE 3380) UFG-6049, NP (UOAMBER/2 from UOAMBER/5) Liaison*..."

104-10192-10138: CABLE RE: EDUARDO HERNANDEZ, AKA TUAYO, TOLD

10/27/64, Cable from JMWAVE to DC/WH/SA 3: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMBANG: "Eduardo Hernandez, AKA Tuayo, told UOAMBER-5 that during 23 October visit to Miami office Life Magazine with Oscar Suarez Menendez of 1862 NW 21st St., Miami, Suarez noticed message dated 21 October which read: 'Ray with St. George on board Decoy. Sending roll of film re initiation of activities. Be careful, it should not be lost.'" "

104-10180-10102: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - ATTEMPT TO RECOVER M/V VENUS IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

11/10/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: "1. On about 12 October 1964 (REDACTION) AMBER-5 learned from Virginia Ginebra, Vice Consul in the Dominican Consulate in Miami, that the crew of the M/V VENUS told her they were going to the Dominican Republic to look for the vessel and to take it out of the country. The crew members included Gilberto Emidio Fundora Alcazar, Roberto Canal Garcia, Alberto Alonso Cruz, and Jose Miguel Ramos. The crew members left on 7 October for the Dominican Republic. 2. Since the exact significance of this is not known, it was thought best to transmit the information in the event that it might be of value."

124-10301-10031: FBI AIRTEL

08/03/65, FBI airtel from SAC, WFO to Director, FBI: Page 7: "Irving Davidson, a Washington, D.C. public relations agent stated that Brugal was placed in touch with him through Balaguer and Godoy. Davidson then placed Brugal in contact with agents of the FBI. However, Brugal stated that he came to Washington, D.C. through the auspices of Davidson, whom he heard of a few years ago through Arturo Calventi and Oscar Guaroa Ginebra of the Inter-American Development Bank.."

124-10187-10079: FBI MEMO: DOMINICAN LOBBYING ACTIVITIES IN THE UNITED STATES,..

12/22/66, Memo from W.R. Wannall to W.C. Sullivan: Page 3: "An Article in the 4/13/61 issue of 'The Reporter' magazine reported that in an interview with the writers of the article Cooley denied ever having received anything from the Dominicans and said he had never been to that country. Our coverage of Oscar Guaroa Ginebra, another key Dominican official, revealed that Ginebra in commenting upon this statement said that Cooley had been in the Dominican Republic in the past. As a matter of additional interest, Cooley was defeated in the November, 1966, Congressional elections..."

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