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Cryptonym: AMCALL-2

Definition:
Known as "Pepe Alegria", and possibly the man known to Antonio Veciana as "Melton".
Status:
Probable
Sources:

NARA Record Number: 104-10193-10319: AMCALL OPERATIONS

12/14/60 memo: "Biniaris has had a great deal of difficulty in dealing with AMCALL-2 and AMOURETTE-11...While we are not sure, there is a good chance that the "Pepe Alegria" referred to in AMCALL-1's letter to AMOURETTE-9 is actually AMCALL-2."

NARA Record Number: 104-10271-10252: CABLE: MADE CONTACT PER REF A ON 8 SEP

9/10/60: "In brief discussion on MRP AMCALL-2 made it sound very much like AMYUM only less "clerical" (Catholic centered). Same general organizational set-up, interested in organizing in same fields. Claimed greatest success among students with much harder going in labor...HQ stated contact with AMCALL-1 should be made on the basis of merit AMCALL-1 organ and not on the basis of AMCALL-1 being intermediary of Ray."

104-10217-10189: Cable re: Wife of Amcall-1 Arriving Madrid Morning Twenty June as per Ref

1970 memo: As Reinol's wife was negotiating to get her husband freed from Cuban prison, this CIA memo makes it clear that "Pepe Alvarez" was an ally of AMCALL-1, clearly a reference to "Pepe Algeria" the probable AMCALL-2. The previous year, Reinol's wife contacted CIA and asked for James O' Mailia to contact her.

1994.04.26.09:46:28:100005: Reel 52, Folder J: Reinol Gonzales

Debriefing Conducted by Carl Jenkins: In 1959, Rev. Enrique Osler (Amourette-9, 201-137258) introduced Reinol Gonzalez/AMCALL-1 to Professor James O'Mailia ("Pepe") of Villanueva University, an Agency representative. (201-254140). Pepe provided economic aid and arms to the anti-Castro labor movement.

Larry Daley, "James O'Mailia CIA Contact in Havana Circa 1961", posted 10/7/06: http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/omelia/464/

Ros, Enrique 2006 El clandestinaje y la lucha armada contra castro/ The clandestinity and the arm(ed) fight against Castro (Cuba Y Sus Jueces) Ediciones Universal, Miami ISBN 1593880790 on page p. 227 mentions James O’Mailia, a professor in the University of Villanueva in Havana being a contract between the anti-Castro resistance and the CIA. Although I remember him as Mr. O'Malley whotaught at St. George's School in Havana, these are apparently the same person. Of course O'Malley,O'Melia, O Malia are the same (I do not speak Gaelic) After the British Embassy enabled my release from Cuba jail and I reached Miami in 1962, I tried to reach him he was very upset and asked me not to call him again....... Still he is a fond memory of those times and I hold his memory in kind regard.As I write about those times at: http://narrations-of-war-in-cuba.blogspot.com/2006/09/index-narrations-of-war-in-cuba.htmlhttp://narrations-of-war-in-cuba.blogspot.com/2006/09/index-narrations-of-war-in-cuba.html

Matthew Scheufele, "Mr. Veciana Did You Mean Merton?", To Seek a New World blog: https://toseekanewrworld.wordpress.com/

"At various times during the period 1959-1961, Melton is alleged to have conducted the instruction mentioned above in an office in the El Verdado section of Havana. The building was named “Edificio LaRampa”, which also housed offices for the Moa Bay Mining Company, and, in addition, a Berlitz language school...(T)he routing sheet (has) very specific instructions in the quest for Melton. “Please check Melton and variations of name. If he was instructing in 1959 he must have DOB of 1941 or earlier,” and “Any institutional memory of such a person?” These second part of the request was directed to the Latin Affairs Division of the CIA." Researcher Jerry Shinley provided the two posts above suggesting that "Pepe" may be Melton.

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Contributors:
Bill Simpich • Jerry Shinley • Matthew Scheufele

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