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Cryptonym: ZRWAHOO

Definition:
Generic intelligence reports on Latin American subjects in the Western Hemisphere, appears to be unverified reports collected outside regular channels that need to be checked out more thoroughly.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
Often found in JMWAVE cables, sometimes UFG reports. These reports continued at least as late as 1977. Sometimes include the information, the source, and the subject.
Sources:

104-10077-10242: cable: Foll is disposition of ZRWAHOO

12/3/63: 4 UFG reports, one about Betancourt and Venezuela was disseminated, the other three were not for reasons such as "old and previously reported" and "more details needed".

104-10066-10252: JMWAVE cable - Rumors that Ernesto "Che" (Guevara) Serna is Under House Arrest

11/30/63: Che Guevara alleged to be under house arrest because of involvement in anti-Castro plot. Emphasized this is rumor only.

1993.08.04.16:41:08:870028: JMWAVE CABLES, WAVE 8700 - 8797.

12/9/63, WAVE 8730: JMPALM slugline. "ZRWAHOO. REDACTED from exiled Venezuelan military officers residing WAVE who invited REDACTED to return Cara for government post after military takeover occurs...SUBJECT: Expectation by Venezuelan military officials of Venezuelan coup d'etat after military takeover occurs." 2-3 pages further, it is noted that a new president (Leoni) won election on December 1 and that "Venezuelan exiles in Miami claim that a continuation of the Betancourt policies as promised by Leoni will ruin Venezuela."

104-10096-10121: REPORT MENTIONING CUBAN MINISTER-COUNSELLOR STATEMENT ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY

1977: A "ZRWAHOO intelligence report" stated that a minister within the "Cuban Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica" reported that Cuban exiles such as FNU DIAZ LAN killed JFK. The Latin America Division opined that this story came from a 9/20/77 NY Daily News article stating that Pedro Diaz Lanz, Frank Sturgis, and others were part of a squad to kill Kennedy, according to Marita Lorenz.

104-10072-10163: RECALL OF CUBAN DEPARTMENT OF STATE SECURITY PERSONNEL STATIONED ABROAD

10/17/64 "Report class secret". Information was from "Lt. Ferrero", who approached AMCOG-3 re possible defection. The source, an "educated Cuban resident in Habana" obtained the information from Ferrero.

1993.08.04.16:20:46:530028: JMWAVE CABLES, WAVE 8000 - 8075.

11/28/63: "ZRWAHOO because vagueness of location..." Information came from a Cuban penal farm. The subject was "the possibility of a buried missile dump in southern Pinar del Rio province". The source was "a former member of a Cuban law enforcement service".

104-10227-10056: SUPDATA: ZRWAHOO. FOLLOWING REPRESENTS A COMPILATION OF INFORMATION FROM AMBUCKLE-

4/12/63, JMWAVE to Director: A compilation of information about the crisis within the CRC. "At the 9 to 10 April meeting of the CRC, the representatives of the various groups were told by ANTONIO SILIO (note: CIA officer Anthony Sileo) that the final statement of the CRC would be released as a "unanimous" statement despite possible abstentions on the part of some organizations, and that abstaining groups would be dealt with later."

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