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Cryptonym: AMBANG-4

Definition:
Rogelio Winceslao Cisneros y Diaz, one of the leaders of MRP inside Cuba; shortly after his arrival in the US, the MRP group split off and became JURE.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Rogelio Cisneros Diaz was a member of Manuel Ray Rivero's MRP (Movimento Revolutionario del Pueblo). Ray announced a new group named JURE (Junta Revolucionaria Cubana) in July 1962, and Rogelio Cisneros Diaz was among its key leaders.
Sources:

104-10274-10306: CABLE: ON 10 JULY AMRAZZ-1 REPORTED MANOLO RAY CAME PS PRIME

This cable lists AMBANG-4 among other persons, and in faint but readable handwriting next to the crypt is "Rogelio Cisneros."

104-10193-10028: CABLE RE PAID POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT IN 18 JULY ISSUE OF DIARIO LAS AMERICAS

This cable states: "The latter signed by 14 members of the external committee of MRP, including AMBANG-4." Rogelio Cisneros held that role.

104-10165-10019: ROGELIO CISNEROS

This 1965 memo contains some background information on Rogelio Cisneros.

1994.03.09.09:24:05:060005: Reel 4, Folder C - CISNEROS DIAZ, ROGELIO

The microfilm portion of the CIA "Segregated Collection" has 3 entire folders on Rogelio Cisneros, each a few hundred pages long. This is one of them (use "breadcrumb trail" to go to parent folder to find the other two). 3/25/64 dispatch gives his full name as Rogelio Winceslao Cisneros y Diaz (p. 165 of 293)

Warren Commission Exhibit 3148 - FBI report dated September 8, 1964, at Miami, Fla., of investigation pertaining to Sylvia Odio.

Cisneros actually came to the attention of the Warren Commission, because he knew Sylvia Odio, who was involved with JURE. Manuel Ray was also interviewed.

HSCA Report, Volume X: XIV. Manuel Ray Rivero (MRP-JURE)

Volume 10 of the House Select Committee on Assassinations appendix volumes contains a good introduction to MRP, JURE, and Manuel Ray Rivero. It notes Cisneros' role as "JURE military coordinator."

104-10274-10262: AUTONOMOUS OPERATIONS THE FUTURE OF AMBANG/1

Draft by Alfonso Rodriguez, "Autonomous Operations, The Future of AMBANG-1", 6/16/64: Harvey Summ of the State Dept. told Cisneros that he should base his operations outside the US or face the prospect of material losses as well as initiative. Nonetheless, JURE continued during 1963-64 to operate within the continental US.

104-10179-10114: CABLE RE: SUPDATA - AMOT 133 IN AMOT REPORT AA 597 DATED 10 SEPT FROM

9/14/62 cable from JMWAVE to Director: (REDACTED) recounts discussion between friend and Cisneros, who told friend "he is here to prepare the way for meeting 15 Sept in Miami which is to be attended by Ray for purposes of forming the 'Integration Front'(note: This marked the formation of JURE). Object will be to select 50 people who will go to Cuba immediately following the fall of Castro so as to infiltrate into leading positions in Cuba." This sounds like the description for the role of the AMOTS, AMFASTS and AMCHEERS. Intriguing marginalia refers to (CIA officer Martha) "Tharpe for AMBANG", and another note saying "see Mr. Ballen PSA" signed by WKH (William K. Harvey). It is especially intriguing that this is just about the time that Lee Oswald sought a job from Sam Ballen in Dallas, around Dec. 1962. Ballen was an investment banker, a geologist, and a friend of George de Mohrenschildt. Oswald told Ballen that he was so bored in the USSR that the only thing that made life bearable was the theater: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=104398&relPageId=451&search=BALLEN_AND%20CIA Questions: Could "Mr. Ballen" be "Sam Ballen"? Did Harvey write this note after the Ballen-Oswald meeting?

124-10220-10367: No Title

12/21/63, FBI memo from SAC Miami to Director and SACs Dallas and San Juan: Interview with Mrs. Rogelio Cisneros, whose husband is overseas. He is executive director of JURE. ",,,stated her husband went alone to Dallas last June to form JURE delegation there, and to her knowledge no other member has gone to Dallas from Miami since then." Jorge Rodriguez, the head of JURE in Dallas, should know of any JURE members visiting Dallas. When "Leopoldo" called Odio a few days after their visit, he said they were leaving Dallas, presumably to return to Miami or Puerto Rico. Leopoldo said he would not deal with Oswald any more as he was "loco". Note that Leopoldo is a Polish name - note that Cisenros was also of Polish descent with the middle name "Winceslao" - note that there is a question whether Odio's visitors were setting up Cisneros. There is even a reference to him being one of the visitors at one point. Final footnote: Edward Steig of Dallas claimed Oswald was at a "Student Directorate" meeting in Dallas on 10/13/63, with further investigative information.

Commission Document 946 - SS Aragon Report of 5 May 1964 re: Sylvia Odio, Rogelio Cisneros Diaz

5/5/64, report by Ernest I. Aragon to Chief, Secret Service: "Fatber Walter MacHann's name did not appear in the official Catholic Directory, according to Monsignor Fitzpatrick of the Catholic Diocese of Miami. MacHann was of Polish extraction. Cisneros was interviewed and said he went to Dallas to Odio's home to be introduced to a Uruguyan for the purchase of small arms. His name was Juan Martin, and he ran a do-it-yourself laundry in Dallas known as Dixie. Cisneros told Aragon that his "war name" was Eugenio, and that JURE's Miami office was at 1878 West Flagler. Juan Martin had admitted to FBI agent Jim Hosty knowing Odio but denying everything else months earlier: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=57745&relPageId=36&search=%22juan_martin%22 Odio's friend Lucille Connell said Martin was an airplane engineer and a major source of guns, frequently traveling outside USA: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=40390&relPageId=225&search=%22john_martin%22%20AND%20ODIO

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