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Cryptonym: AMBLYGON

Definition:
Rolando Masferrer Rojas. Was a casual informant - not an employee - from 1948-1950.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
The CIA has maintained that Masferrer was never employed by the Agency. This would be consistent.
Sources:

104-10071-10209: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT: "PLANS FOR MAKING FILM PURPORTING TO SHOW EFFORTS OF HAITIANS TO OVERTHROW PRESIDENT FRANCOIS DUVALIER

10/12/66 report cover sheet identifies Masferrer as 201-042669.

104-10176-10220: HEADQUARTERS AGENT REVIEW - - CRYPTONYM "AMBLYGON"

It appears that the agent being reviewed is Rolando Masferrer, as his name and description as a Senator with the PSP is provided in the course of the review. Written on the report is 201-42669.

104-10176-10198: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL , AMBLYGON

Amblygon is reporting on the PSP and Cuban governmental activities.

104-10176-10032: AGENT SERVICE RECORD: AMBLYGON

"Discussion was never had with Amblygon concerning 'employment' as such." He was used as a "casual informant" re info useful to the CIA serving as embassy personnel. "If used in the future will be reported, not as an agent source, but by name as a casual informant."

1993.07.21.09:31:19:460620 ROLANDO MASFERRER ROJAS: OS/SAG FILES PROVIDED TO THE HSCA

10/8/76 memo from Curtis R. Rivers to Director of Security: "Rolando Masferrer Rojas - covert (36 859) and overt (352 772) security files were located...no indication that Masferrer was ever utilized by the Agency. He is a former Cuban senator and Cuban Communist Party member (expelled in 1945), a former commander for Batista's private army, and firmly anti-Castro. The two files contain numerous reports regarding his activities in connection with an attempt to invade Cuba in 1960 and subsequent attempt to invade Haiti in 1967...a handwritten file revealed that he died in 1975 when his car was blown apart by a bomb in Florida. Since Masferrer has never been affiliated with the Agency, despite his claims, it is believed that Dade County officials should be referred to the FBI for information about Masferrer."

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