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Cryptonym: AMARIA

Definition:
Unknown identity. AMARIA was a CIA source/asset from at least December, 1958 to May, 1964. AMARIA reported on Manuel Ray Rivero (AMBANG-1) and Manuel Artime Buesa (AMBIDDY-1).
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10179-10088: CABLE RE: LAS VILLAS PLANTATION OWNER (F) PARAS 2,3 AMARIA (B) PARA 4

12/16/58, Cable from Havana to Director: Slugline INTEL: APPR: Paras 1, 4 (2) paras 2, 3 (3) paras 5-6. SOURCE: Para 1 (REDACTION) Las Villas plantation owner (F), paras 2, 3 AMARIA (B), para 4 AMBARK-1 (C), para 5 Harry Graham (F) from DR member (F)...."2. 26th of July replacing CTC labor officials with own people on sugar centrales which it captures. Conrad Bequer Diaz, with HQs in Sierra Maestra, in charge of the program. 3. Manuel Ray, MRC chief, is visiting Sierra Maestra for conference with Fidel Castro discuss Castro desire dissolve MRC and incorporate it into 26th July..."

104-10192-10020: ACCORDING AMARIA ON 31 OCT WIFE OF RUFO LOPEZ REESQUET RECEIVED CODED MESSAGE FROM HUSBAND STATING HE HAD ARRIVED SAFELY IN FLORIDA

11/01/60, Cable from Havana to Director: "1. According AMARIA on 31 Oct wife of Rufo Lopez Fresquet received coded message from husband stating he had arrived safely in Florida. Fresquet departed Habana 29 August aboard yacht. Wife, two children and father of Fresquet still here but plan travel legally U.S. near future. AMARIA through own channels arranging for stateside purchase their tickets. 2. Per AMARIA request of stateside MASH may wish take steps urge IN&S withhold announcement. Fresquet arrival pending advice family safely out of Cuba."

104-10229-10110: CABLE-ALTHOUGH 13 SEPT PRESS CONFERENCE STATEMENT ON CUBA PRODUCED CERTAIN AMOUNT VIOLENT REACTION AMONG COMMENTATORS

09/15/62, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Page 2: ..."7. AMARIA believes more sophisticated exiles grasping optimistically on comments re exile leaders, while those desiring action only take President's words literally and become distressed. Says Hal Hendrix (Miami Herald) thought statement an abortion or worse, but Howard Handleman (U.S. News and World Report) thought it good..."

104-10275-10005: CABLE: IN 17 NOVEMBER CONVERSATION AMBANG/1 TOLD AMARIA THAT HE EXPECTED HIS ORGANIZATION TO INTENSIFY ITS ACTIVITIES IN CUBA IN JAN 64

11/20/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMBANG: "In 17 Nov conversation AMBANG-1 told AMARIA that he expected his organization to intensify its activities in Cuba in Jan 64. He gave no details but AMARIA commented that A-1 seemed very optimistic. A-1 said he he hoped talk to Betancourt sometime during week 24 Nov and return to Miami circa 5 Dec."

104-10274-10228: CABLE: AMARIA REPORTED "RELIABLE SOURCE" HAD TOLD

05/08/64, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMBANG: "(Unintelligible) May AMARIA reported 'reliable source' Ray told him Manuel Ray would send an expedition into Cuba within few days one way or other of the stated 20 May date. AMARIA would not give details re source but said his source will be member of expedition. AMARIA could not answer questions re size force, stating area, armaments, descriptions of vessels. He gathered expedition would leave Puerto Rico and would consist of more than one vessel of undetermined size. No index."

104-10274-10218: CABLE: AMARIA SAYS ON 13 MAY EDUARDO SUAREZ RIVAS, ARTIME

05/14/64, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMBANG AMWORLD: "1. AMARIA says on 13 May Eduardo Suarez Rivas, Artime supporter, told him Artime in SJAN. AMARIA speculates Artime may have gone there contact Manolo Ray. 2. AMARIA phoned Ray in SJAN from Miami morning 11 May and talked with him briefly. Ray promised would recontact AMARIA immediate future. Did not specify how. AMARIA virtually certain Ray has not left for Cuba. No index."

104-10274-10215: CABLE: AMARIA SAYS ANDREW ST GEORGE, FREE LANCE PHOTOGRAPHER ON

05/20/64, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMBANG: REF WAVE 6477 (IN 82443) "AMARIA says Andrew St. George, free lance photographer on assignment Time-Life, left Miami 13 May with JURE elements for rendezvous Manolo Ray undisclosed area. AMARIA not certain means transport used but believes they left by boat. Ray did not contact AMARIA per ref but latter believes Ray on way Cuba. AMARIA agreed try lay on Station debriefing St. George if and when returns this area. No index. C/S Comment: *AMARIA stated that Artime in SJAN."

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