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Cryptonym: ZRACUTE

Definition:
ZRACUTE was a CIA proprietary company or asset in Panama City.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10299-10003: CABLE-REFS A AND B REPRESENT CULMINATION CABLE TRAFFIC TO.DATE

07/19/62: Cable from Director to JMWAVE: Page 2: ..."2. Following is summary cable traffic between PACY and HQs which possibly linked B-26 activity above: On 26 June Station Panama reported Calidad Airlines which sponsored by group of exiled Cubans approached ZRACUTE (IDEN) (KUBARK/CIA proprietary) in Panama City concerning contract for joint DC-4 cargo operations. Panama stations considered this good potential and of possible future operating value. Pilots hired Calidad group: Jorge A. Pellezo, Agustin Lorenzo Sorhegui, Jose Balega and Estaban Echevarria Diaz, all formerly Cubana Airlines. HQs this point asked PACY withhold any commitments and obtain more details Calidad group. PACY advised Calidad Airlines owned by Cuban groups led by Carlos Bosch, later described as son of Bacardi Rum Company owner. (HQs Comment: Carlos Bosch probably son of Jose Mario Bosch Lamarque mentioned para 1 associated with B-26 activity)...4. For WAVE: Request every effort determine whether Calidad group para 2 linked with B-26 group para 1. Suggest AMCLATTER-5, AMPALM-4 and other appropriate Station sources be queried and cable info acquired with WAVE analysis soonest. 5. For PACY: Re Calidad, Mr. John Sherman who will ETA PACY latter part week will discuss situation further..."

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