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Cryptonym: AMDAUB-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. AMDAUB-1 was a former Cuban code clerk, who was kidnapped in Mexico City in September, 1968, by Cuban diplomats. A-1 had been granted asylum in Mexico.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
LITEMPO-12 (probably Miguel Nazar Haro) helped AMDAUB-1 escape.

According to a dispatch in January of 1969, on October 17, 1968, AMDAUB-1 requested assistance from LNPURE (US Embassy or Consulate). On October 25, 1968, A-1 left Mexico for Miami, where he was met and handled by WH/Miami. AMDAUB-1 had the 201 number of 201-802332.

A cable in September, 1970, stated that "AMDAUB-1 on the other hand is settled but currently has financial problems due to inactivity construction business, family problems, etc., all of which are not conducive for any interview." AMMUG-1 (Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez), another defector, was also mentioned in this cable.

A dispatch in January of 1972 stated that "while AMGAME-1 immediately recognized the photograph of Subject which was forwarded in Reference, AMCARD-1, AMDAUB-1 and AMMUG-1 did not."
Sources:

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

Anne Goodpasture's History of Mexico City Station: Pages 234-236: ..."The Cuban diplomats in Mexico resorted to terrorist tactics when it suited them. In September 1968 they kidnapped from a Mexico City street a Cuban (former code clerk AMDAUB-1, 201-802332) who had been granted asylum in Mexico (REDACTION). The Cubans took him to the Cuban Embassy and drugged him until departure of the next Cubana flight when the Cuban Ambassador and two Cuban Embassy diplomats waving pistols attempted forcibly to put him on the flight to Havana. Fortunately, AMDAUB-1's caretaker had advised the station that AMDAUB-1 was missing when he did not return from an unaccompanied trip into the city. The station notified LITEMPO-12 (probably Miguel Nazar Haro) who arranged for a 'stake-out' at the airport and at border points. When the Cubans arrived with AMDAUB-1, LITEMPO-12 intervened and took him into a small office where he asked the Ambassador and his two aides to wait while he and AMDAUB-1 talked in an inner office. Once inside the inner office LITEMPO-12 locked the door and had AMDAUB-1 sign a statement that he was being forced to go to Cuba against his wishes. Next, LITEMPO-12 telephoned for a ladder to be brought to a window from the inner office to the outside of the building below. He and AMDAUB-1 climbed out the window and down the ladder to a security office car which took them to a safehouse, leaving the Ambassador and his two aides waiting in the outer office. They were furious when they learned that the defector had gotten away. Both the Cubans and Mexicans had considerable press play over this episode*...* Later at the request of the Mexican Government, CIA arranged for AMDAUB-1 to enter the United States at Miami."

104-10176-10222: LIRING-3

01/15/69: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division (Info: Chief, WH/COG): Subject: Activities Against PBRUMEN Targets in October and November 1968: Page 7: ..."F. AMDAUB-1: On 17 October AMDAUB-1 asked for assistance from LNPURE (US Embassy or Consulate). (See MEXICO CITY-7709). On 25 October he left Mexico for Miami, where he was met and handled by WH/Miami. (See JMCOBRA-1427)..."

104-10183-10355: CIA FILE ON AMMUG-1

09/18/70: Cable from WH/Miami to Withheld: Slugline TYPIC AMROSE DONOPS (?): "1. Station went through files of AMMUG-1 (Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez) and AMDAUB-1 and had outside officers contact them to determine feasibility of ref proposal. 2. AMMUG-1 and station feel that any publicity given him at this time would only be detrimental. He is happily settled and does not want his past brought to the attention of his neighbors or persons he works with. 3. AMDAUB-1 on the other hand is settled but currently has financial problems due to inactivity construction business, family problems, etc., all of which are not conducive for any interview. 4. In light of the foregoing we feel that the time is not propitious for any articles to be published at least on these two defectors. 5. File: 201-354406."

104-10183-10366: NONRELATED AMMUG-1.

01/21/72: Memorandum from COS, Withheld to COS, Mexico City (Info: Chief, Western Hemisphere Division): Subject: TYPIC/Fernando Otero Espino (201-824860): "1. While AMGAME-1 immediately recognized the photograph of Subject which was forwarded in Reference, AMCARD-1, AMDAUB-1 and AMMUG-1 (Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez) did not. We will review the photograph with (Unintelligible) and advise any positive results. 2. Forwarded herewith is a debriefing report from AMGAME-1 on Subject. If after reviewing this report, Mexico City has any additional requirements for AMGAME-1, we will be glad to service them." 201-831373, 201-802332, 201-749651, 201-816552, 201-824860 (difficult type to read).

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