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Pseudonym: Cruz, Juan

Definition:
Santiago Garriga, employee at the State Department in Miami. In October 1963, he announced his intentions to set up a Fair Play for Cuba chapter in Miami. On November 21, 1963, CIA memos claim that Garriga was being hunted by the Cuban intelligence service.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
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1993.08.10.17:26:44:430039: SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE HEARINGS ON CASTRO, FAIR PLAY FOR CUBA COMMITTEE

February 1963: SISS investigator Julian Sourwine confronted VT Lee, FPCC chief, in Feb. 63, asking him if he knew Santiago Garriga, the man from Miami who was selling fake Cuban passports.

124-90120-10025: No Title

10/15/63 FBI memo: Santiago Garriga (FBI file 100-109638) and Enrique Gonzalez started campaign to raise money for Hurricane Flora victims, wanted to take over name "Fair Play for Cuba Committee - Miami" on at least a temporary basis.

104-10308-10279: THE FOLLOWING IS A RETYPED COPY ON AN ILLEGIBLE COPY IN THE ZRKNICK (1963) VOL 1 FILE

"On 17 November (1963), the agent AMAPOLA (AMAPOLA - CUIS AGENT IN THE UNITED STATES (at p. 3) - believed to Jose Carbonell, see the pseudonym Miguel Sanchez) was instructed to befriend Santiago Garriga with the ultimate aim of recruiting him for the cause of the revolution. Garriga works in an office at ______ (actual address - 2607 West Flagler Street, Miami) and handles matters such as waivers, visas and taxes. The agent was instructed to proceed very cautiously with the matter, guarding his true objective, and finding out everything that he could about the subject. Garriga reportedly is desirous of helping the revolution and has access to information. His wife, Emilia?, was also labeled a "PROSPECTIVIA?" ____, a request was made for plain text values of interrogations? that the agent was using ___ were held by ____. _________ on the latest activities of Manolo Garcia. Also see 104-10308-10240 - p. 4 - note an "Irma Suarez" that Jose Carbonell wrote to that autumn using the name "H. Diaz". Carbonell's letters say to Irma things like "don't ask Manolo Garcia about the letters he sent me". Also see 104-10308-10278, where C/SAS/CI Joseph Langosch/Harold Swenson refers on a letter with the subject head ZRKNICK/AMAPOLA and refers to Irma Suarez and Manolo Garcia.

104-10308-10281: MEMO: ZRKNICK OPERATION (NON CS MATERIAL)

11/21/63 cable DIR 84449 from HQ to WAVE - (I can only find summary) "re sensitive information that Cuban intelligence was targeting against person employed in State Dept office in Miami."

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

11/22/63 cable WAVE 8066 from WAVE to HQ, ref DIR 84449: "Request HQS forward WAVE details related WAVE State employee against whom CIS effort being targeted. WAVE needs this info order more effectively discuss referenced matter with local FBI."

104-10308-10246: TO BE GIVEN TRIG (LIMITED) DISTRIBUTION

11/24/63 Cuban memo from "U" to AMAPOLA, intercepted by the ZRKNICK network: "Inform fully through CANDI (note: Cuban commo network) the reaction of the gusanos (Cuban epithet for anti-Castro forces - "worms") and the Republicans to the death of Kennedy...More about Garriga: He has lived in Miami for 20 years; he uses the name Juan Cruz; his home address is 1594 NW Street; his telephone number is NE4-4338; he has two daughters who are married to nonrevolutionaries; one daughter is named EDDY and she was discharged by the Richards store by the Fidelistas according to reports.

104-10308-10279: THE FOLLOWING IS A RETYPED COPY ON AN ILLEGIBLE COPY IN THE ZRKNICK (1963) VOL 1 FILE

Re 11/27/63: Continuation of Cuban intelligence memo referred to above at 11/17 - "The agent was cautioned not to use secret writing, or discuss important matters, when writing to Garcia until further notice. Larita was sewing? and the agent was instructed not to write to her anymore. As a point of interest, regarding Santiago Garriga, the office in which he works is shared with the "Blanco Driving School". The owner of this enterprise is a Cuban named Humberto Blanco. On the 27 of November, a stick of dynamite was placed on the lodge of the large window in the front of the office. According to newspaper accounts of the incident, the window was destroyed and the furniture inside was slightly damaged as a result of the explosion. ___ ___ was present at the time, and it is not known if the act was committed against Garriga or the owner of the driving school." See 104-10310-10071, p. 8 - Humberto Blanco of Havana was on the FPCC mailing list.

104-10077-10142: DIRECTOR CABLE RE CIS TARGETTING AGAINST STATE EMPLOYEE IN WAVE AREA

11/28/63 cable DIR 85237 from SAS/CI Pamela Miller to Headquarters, reference A- WAVE 8066; reference B - DIR 84449: "Re (WAVE 84449) see WTON 11928." SAS comment: "FORWARD WAVE details related WAVE (State Dept) employee against whom CIS effort being targeted. HQS has sensitive info indicating CIS targeting against (State Dept) employee WAVE area."

1993.08.04.16:27:28:680028: JMWAVE CABLES, WAVE 8300 - 8399.

11/30/63 WAVE 8318 - slugline KAPOK TYPIC AMKNOB - ref DIR 85237 - WAVE trying to learn about the name of the Garriga character. ("WAVE checked WTON 11928 which does not reflect name/details state employee WAVE area of interest CIS. Please clarify.")

104-10077-10224: CABLE: SANTIAGO GARRIGA OF REF B OBVIOUSLY EMPLOYED SAME ODACID OFFICE

12/3/63 Anita Potocki memo to JMWAVE, DIR 86467, AMKNOB ZRKNICK slugline: Santiago Garriga and Mariam Norweb nee Nufer are the two mentioned in 84449, and they both work in the same state dept office (Editorial note: Mariam Norweb met with Volsky/AMTRUNK-1 and AMTAUP-2 on 9/13/63) Note: This 12/3/63 memo references four earlier memos: 1. The 10/8 memo, above, about the AMKNOB-1 Sept. debriefing and his relationship with Azcue, (UFGA 11574); 2. Santiago Garriga and Mariam Norweb are the two mentioned in 84449, above. (DIR 84449) 3. The WTON memo above that doesn't give the name/details of the state employee WAVE area of interest CIS" (WTON 11928); 4. The 11/30 memo above that doesn't track name of state dept employee in WTON 11928 (WAVE 8318)

1993.08.04.16:35:00:870028; JMWAVE CABLES, WAVE 8500 - 8599.

12/5/63 WAVE 8534: Santiago Garriga is a self-employed bookkeeper and tax consultant, with an office address at 2607 West Flagler St., Miami. Norweb is a State Dept secretary and a Spanish-speaking receptionist. Both Garriga and Norweb work at the same State Dept office, the Office of the Coordinator of Cuban Affairs, US Post Office and Customs Building, Room 337, 300 North First St., Miami. WAVE made inquiries to Cuban Affairs office, they didn't know anything about Garriga and said he was not an employee. (Also see 104-10076-10065, WAVE 8535, which provides the names and data set forth above) - "As there is no info available WAVE which would link (Garriga) to (the Office of the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs) or (Norweb), WAVE would appreciate receiving basis for HQS statement in para 1 of (DIR 84647)." That paragraph - mentioned above - states verbatim: "Santiago Garriga of Ref B (WTON 11928) obviously employed same ODACID/State office as Mariam Norweb nee Nufer of Ref C (DIR 84449) and D (UFGA 11574)."

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