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Cryptonym: AMCIGAR

Definition:
Frente Revolucionario Democratico (FRD) Executive Committee; changed name in November 1960 to AMPORT.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
The FRD Executive Committee crypt changed from AMCIGAR to AMPORT after the 11/60 Orrison security compromise; see below 104-10220-10379.
Sources:

Our Man in Mexico, p.101

104-10061-10115: LIST OF NAMES RE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION INVESTIGATION

Item 5 on this list identifies AMCIGAR as "Frente Revolucionario Democratico Executive Committee"

FRUS 1958-1960, Vol VI, p.1104: Foreign Relations of the United States, 1958-1960, Volume VI: Cuba

This State Dept. volume includes this memo regarding the FRD, providing background: "The FRD is a coalition of several anti-Castro groups which was organized in New York last spring and public announced at a press conference of its Executive Committee members in Mexico City on June 21, 1960." The ExCom members are Autentico Party leader Tony Varona, Montecristi leader Justo Carrillo, MDC leader Jose Rasco, MRR leader Manuel Artime, and Cuban Association of Cane Growers vice president Rafael Sardina Sanchez.

HSCA Vol X, p.57: HSCA Report, Volume X

Volume X of the HSCA Report has a section on the Cuban Revolutionary Council (CRC), which also describes its "forerunner," the FRD.

104-10220-10379: CABLE: CITING AMBIDDY'S PLANNED RETURN TO CUBA, AMPALM-5 ON 30

Reflects the change of crypt to AMPORT.

Contributors:
Dr. Juan B. Giusti • John Newman

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