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Cryptonym: AMCANOE-3

Definition:
Antonio Jose Ramirez Mendez aka Tony Ramallo
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10308-10029: MEMO FOR: AMCANOE

This memo on Cuban resistance project AMCANOE lists Antonio Jose Ramirez Mendez as AMCANOE-3. It also notes his capture and execution in January 1964.

1993.08.11.14:08:32:620006: CUBAN COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY HANDBOOK

On 4/7/62 Antonio Jose Ramirez Mendez aka engineer Tony Ramallo was chosen to represent JRCM abroad. The goal was to set up a provisional government for Cuba. The JRCM claimed to have security to prevent penetrations and that it had successfully penetrated Castro's government. However, the report states the G-2 infiltrated the group in Cuba and rendered it generally ineffective. During June 1962, Ramirez and others illegally entered the US, in order to work with Miro Cardona and the CRC. Planned several violent raids in Cuba that did not come off. Ramirez met Paulino Sierra at a meeting at the Royalton Hotel in Cuba during May 1963.

198-10005-10104: LANDINGS IN CUBA

Report from REDACTED, "a boat captain...(the report was) developed by an Air Force representative": During June 1963, Juan Armestoy Dominguez (watched by AMAPOLA) and Antonio J. Ramirez Mendez were infiltrated into Cuba and then extracted two weeks later. Described as members of a determined and disciplined action group. Page 5 shows that the report was received by Dorothy Matlack of OACSI and the Caribbean Admissions Center/JMFIG - and from there to Major General Alva Fitch, ACofS for Intelligence: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=112456#relPageId=6&tab=page

104-10308-10027 CABLE: SUBDATA: ANSWIRL-1, WHO ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS 9 MAY IN MIAMI

5/22/63 from JMWAVE to Director: It appears that AMSWIRL-1 (Customs Agent/CIA source) Diosdado was a source on Ramirez's meeting. At meeting, former Justice Garceran said that Ruiz Williams (close friend of RFK) had recently met with him. Ruiz Williams was trying to form a nucleus for an invasion force. Ramirez said he had recently met with Paulino Sierra at the Royalton Hotel in Miami. Sierra said he had $30 million obtainable from "industrialists and lawyers if action groups were able to unite."

104-10077-10095: DIRECTOR CABLE RE JUAN HERRERA VALLADERES LOCATION

11/22/63 cable from SAS/EDE Carl Trettin to JMWAVE: Referring to recent MEXI-6986, he says that "Tony of para six undoubtedly AMCANOE-3", and that "Juan Herrera Valladeres" wants to be debriefed about AMCANOE-3.

104-10527-10192: CABLE: MISC. OPS INFO, ISLE OF PINES FISHERMAN

11/20/63 MEXI-6986: Paragraph 6 refers to "Tony" as an ex-aviation comandante with indented scar on forehead. Author states that "Cayo Aguardientes is good spot since no reefs for ten mile stretch and uninterrupted line of navigation from shore to open sea."

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