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Cryptonym: AMBABBLE-1

Definition:
A sister of either Jose Miguel Ramos or Gilberto Fundora Alcazar.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
On September 5, 1965, AMLEO-3's sister told AMBABBLE=1 that her brother had been captured circa September 3. An August 1965 Field Information Report stated that Jose Miguel Ramos or Gilberto Fundora Alcazar were second and third officers respectively of either the JURE mother boat, the VENUS, or JURE itself.
Sources:

104-10192-10210: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT:

08/13/65, Field Information Report: Subject: 1. Arrival in Miami of the VENUS, a JURE Boat, from the Dominican Republic. 2. Dissension Within the JURE. ..."2. The following men arrived aboard the boat: Jose Ricardo Rabel Nunez, commanding officer. Jose Miguel Ramos, second officer. Gilberto Emidio Fundora Alcazar, third officer..."

104-10192-10109: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT: DISPUTED OWNERSHIP OF THE VENUS, A JURE BOAT

09/17/65, CIA Field Information Report: Page 2: ..."2. TDCPOB-315/00539-65 dated 16 February 1965, from the same source, mentioned Rabel's plans to exfiltrate his family from Cuba. On 3 September 1965 Rabel, Gilberto Fundora Alcazar and Jose Miguel Ramos, members of the VENUS crew, left Florida for Cuba aboard a Boston Whaler, FL-9201 F, one of two Whalers from the VENUS, to exfiltrate members of their families. The Miami News of 8 September reported that the three men had been captured in Havana Province."

104-10182-10166: DISPATCH: TYPIC/ OPERATIONAL RECENT DETENTION OF AMLEO-3

09/20/65, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: Page 3: "11. On 5 September AMLEO-3's sister, who resides in the JMWAVE area, told AMBABBLE-1 that her brother had been captured circa 3 September."

124-10283-10132: FBI REPORT: JUNTA REVOLUCIONARIA CUBANA (JURE) (CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY JUNTA)

9/30/65, FBI report by James J. O'Connor of Miami Office to the Director of the FBI: Page 7: ...."Varela stated that as of the beginning of September, 1965, Jose Rabel and two of his crewmen from the 'Venus,' namely, Jose Miguel Ramos and Gilberto Fundora Alcazar, were reportedly captured in Cuba while engaged in an attempt to bring Rabel's wife, Sylvia, and their three daughters out of Cuba..."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

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