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Cryptonym: AMCOG-1

Definition:
Ramón Grau Alsina, a.k.a. Mongo. Brother of AMCOG-2. Nephew and later adopted son of AMCOG-3.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Nephew of Ramon Grau San Martin (former President of Cuba), circa 5/6/65, 104-10181-10460 and 104-10181-10461; uncle is aka “the Doctor,” 12/9/63, 104-10073-10101. AMWEE-1 was temporary case officer for AMCOG-1, 5/6/65, and AMCOG-1 was knowledgeable of certain “phases” of AMCOG-3 case, and familiar with two CIA staff officers, knows various field agents and knows true name and vital data of PBPRIME (U.S.) contact agent AMPAL-1, 104-10181-10460; as of 5/6/65. Seeking documentation that he was both a Pied Piper of the 1960s Pedro Pan Operation and a plotter to kill Castro with poison in three assassination plots between 1961 and 1964.
Sources:

104-10181-10460: CABLE: PRIOR REF A TRIP

104-10073-10101: DEBRIEFING OF AMFAUNA-14

124-10279-10032: No Title

Ramon Grau Alsina headed the BBC (Buro de Bienestar Catolico), known in English as the Catholic Welfare Bureau. "Operate inside Cuba. Obtain visa waivers, help resistance leaders obtain asylum, obtain resistance safehouses, collect information, etc."

104-10103-10183: MEMO: DOCUMENTATION OF CASTRO ASSASSINATION PLOTS

Ramon Grau Alsina "was employed by the CIA as the head of an intelligence gathering net at the time of his arrest on 21 January 1965 and was convicted of espionage on behalf of the CIA. There is no indication in his file that he was directed to assassinate Castro."

Contributors:
John Newman • Arnaldo M. Fernandez • Bill Simpich

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