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Cryptonym: AMCOG-3

Definition:
Ramon Grau San Martin, uncle of AMCOG-2 and AMCOG-1 (later foster father of AMCOG-1). Former (1944-48) Cuban President.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Brother of AMCOG-2 and AMCOG-1; 12/9/63, 104-10073-10101. AMCUTLER-2 "Carmina," received instructions [circa 1/30/61] from AMCOG-3, 104-10075-10150. JMWAVE (after not receiving letters from AMLASH-1) asks AMCOG-3 “determine soonest whereabouts” of “pro-regime” doctors, including Julio Martinez Paez (former Health Minister of Castro regime); 104-10215-10205. AMCOG-3 reported: “According to what AMCOG-5 tells me, Oswald was in Havana between 2 and 7 October 1963. A lady saw him in shirt sleeves, wearing good shoes and smoking American cigars accompanied by Clemente Morera, an employee of Terminales Nambisas who belongs to the DSE. He (Oswald) was seen by the sister of Commandante Miranda,” her name is possibly “Ofelia Miranda,” a source for AMCOG-5; 104-10021-10047.
Sources:

104-10226-10422: COURIER CHANNEL TO ASSET IN CUBA

05/24/62, Cable from JMWAVE to Director (Reuteman Acting): "1. Pouching detailed report prepared by AMCOG-3 that discloses his use diplomatic courier channels. 2. WAVE now attempting provide A-3 with single secure and regularly operating courier channel. It planned that SUBJ Ref B, who due depart WAVE for Cuba 27 May, to serve as this channel, which would be AMBLEAK-1 to Ref B to AMBLEAK-1 mother to AMCOG-3."

104-10215-10205: CABLE- IN NEXT LETTER TO AMCOG 3 ASK HIM ATTEMPT DETERMINE SOONEST WHEREABOUTS AND CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENTS "PRO-REGIME" DOCTORS LOPEZ-IZQUIERDO, JULIO MARTINEZ PAEZ, AMLASH/1

10/03/62, Cable from Director to JMWAVE and Madrid: Slugline GYROSE AMCOG AMLASH: REF: MADR 7251 (IN 30914)* "1. HQs concerned development per ref. 2. In next letter to AMCOG-3 ask him attempt determine soonest whereabouts and current professional assignments 'pro-regime' doctors Lopez-Izquierdo, Julio Martinez Paez, AMLASH/1. C/S Comment: *No letters received from AMLASH."

104-10171-10003: DISPATCH: G-2 PENETRATION ACTION AGAINST AMSPELL ORGANIZATION AND OTHER GROUPS

02/04/63, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: Page 3: ..."d. 'Cuca' or 'Cuchi' Martinez, who has held the position of AMSPELL National Coordinator for Civil Resistance, is a personal friend of AMCOG-3 and family. She is believed to have taken asylum in the Mexican Embassy. SW Message 12 from AMCOG-3, dated 8 December 1962 and received 12 December, reported that QUANTUM-51 advised 'Cuca' to hide or be cautious because Medina had turned out to be a G-2 member. The message said that this was learned from AMSPELL prisoners and that, during interrogation, they were asked many questions about 'Cuca' and AMCOG-2..."

104-10237-10001: DISPATCH: INTEL/TYPIC PROGRESS REPORT FOR APRIL 1963

05/02/63, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 4: ..."AMCOG-3 (Dr. Fidencio Sanchez Escoto) 2701 (cable) 3: Delivery of Unidentified Tubes by Offshore Submarine. AMCOG-3 (Dr. Fidencio Sanchez Escoto) 2705 (cable) 3: Soviet Activity at Mayabeque River Site near Guines, Habana Province. AMCOG-3 (Fidencio Sanchez Escoto, Dr.) 2707 (cable) 3: Soviet Shipping & Habana Port Activity. AMCOG-3 (Albert Cabrera Leon) 2709 (pouch) 1: January & February 1963 Production at an Uniden Dairy 'Consolidate' in Cuba. AMCOG-3 (Dr. Fidencio Sanchez Escoto) 2738 (cable) 4: Lead-Lined Tunnel & Underground City in Southern Marianao, City of Habana. AMCOG-3 (Dr. Fidencio Sanchez Escoto) 2748 (cable) 3: Unusual Cargo Transported by Truck Through Habana. AMCOG-3 (Manolo Companioni) 2750 (pouch) 1: Soviet Passenger & Merchant Vessels. AMCOG-3 (Manolo Companioni) 2755 (cable) 3: Missile Base Construction & Large Convoy Observed in Eastern Havana Province..."

104-10073-10101: DISPATCH: DEBRIEFING OF AMFAUNA-14

12/09/63, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 7: ...34 and 35. Francisco Abad asked AMFAUNA-14 about her connection with the AMCOG family. She stated her grandmother was the cousin of AMCOG-3's mother. Also, Abad wanted to know what AMCOG-3 was doing? AMFAUNA-14 said she did not think AMCOG-3 was doing anything clandestine. Abad said the DSE were positive that A-3 was doing secret work. In addition, Abad asked about the attitude of 'the Doctor' (A-3's uncle), and AMFAUNA-14 stated that he was waiting for the situation to settle. - - Page 10: 51. Visit of AMFAUNA-14 to AMCOG house on 11 October. AMCOG-3 took notes and encouraged her to follow DSE instructions and assured her the CIA would send her instructions in turn. - - Page 12: 70. AMCOG-3 dictated a report for AMFAUNA-14 on or about 10 November, 1963, who made her own handwritten copy and gave it to the DSE. - - Page 15: 73. AMFAUNA-14 visited AMCOG-3's house on 15 November, 1963. He told her in private that he had received orders that she was to leave Cuba the following week. AMCOG-3 said precise instructions were due on 16 and 17 November. 74. AMCOG-3 told AMFAUNA-14 she was to leave the following day (18 November). She said she did not want to. AMCOG-3 said this was an order. He said the DSE would probably arrest her again soon and for her safety and others, she must leave. 75. AMFAUNA-14 asked AMCOG-3 whether AMCUTLER-2 was one of the people who also had to leave Cuba, and AMCOG-3 replied that she was. A-14 told AMCOG-3 she thought AMCUTLER-2 would not agree to leave. AMCOG-3 said he thought she would because the orders had been couched in very strong terms. 76. AMCOG-3 showed A-14 the instructions, both for herself and AMCUTLER-2. He had her type the instructions on a piece of paper, and then memorize them. 77. AMCOG-3 gave AMFAUNA-14 verbal messages to deliver to JMWAVE.

104-10076-10443: JMWAVE CABLE RE FREQUENT SOURCES.

12/13/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline TYPIC AMCOG: "1. Subjects ref are most frequent sources AMCOG net and frequently mentioned in AMCOG-3 SW messages. WAVE planning split up AMCOG net into smaller compartmented groups with independent means commo. After receipt AMCOG-3 evaluation which SUBJS most likely accept roles as principal agents and it agreeable with WAVE assessment, will issue SW materials to principal agents. 2. WAVE plans for compartmenting AMCOG net being included next progress report. C/S Comment: *No record in cable secretariat as of 1900-13 Dec 63."

104-10021-10047: CABLE - OSWALD WAS IN HABANA BETWEEN 2 AND 7 OCT 63

02/04/64, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMCOG GPFLOOR: "1. In SW 30 received WAVE 28 Jan, AMCOG-3 reported FOLL: 'According to what AMCOG-5 tells me, Oswald was in Habana between 2 and 7 Oct 63. A lady saw him in shirt sleeves, wearing good shoes and smoking American cigars accompanied by Clemente Morera an employee of Terminales Mambisas who belongs to the DSE. He (Oswald) was seen by the sister of 'Comandante Miranda.' 2. No traces of Clemente Morera. POSS traces Miranda are Abelardo Miranda Martinez Cuban naval academy grad 52; Chief statistics dept min industries, AMOT Report 1036 17 Oct 62; head statistics, dept of Cuban armed forces FBIS, 21 Jan 60; legal traveler MEXI 13 Nov 61 sheet 751, head statistics for navy QM corps and Communist, DCE 15234, 10 Jun 62. Sister Miranda is POSS Ofelia Miranda, AMCOG-5 source of (unintelligible) intel in SW 30, 28 Jan 64."

104-10071-10427: INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION CABLE: "RECALL OF PERSONNEL OF THE CUBAN DEPARTMENT OF STATE SECURITY WHO ARE STATIONED ABROAD"

11/12/64, Transmittal of TDCS Information Report: ..."BASED ON: WAVE-4603 (IN-21127), UFG-6188, NP (AMCOG-3), Liaison *..." - - Pages 2-3: Intelligence Information Cable: "COUNTRY: Cuba. PLACE & DATE ACQ.: United States, Miami (5 November 1964): SOURCE AND APPRAISAL: An educated Cuban resident in Havana who was prominent in pre-Castro political circles. Source has proved to be a reliable reporter. The information was obtained from Lt. Ferrero. 1. As of 23 October, members of the Cuban Departamento de Seguridad del Estado (DSE, Department of State Security) were being recalled from foreign posts because there was no money to pay them, according to Lieutenant Segundo Ferrero Cuevas of the DSE. Lt. Ferrero said that there about 800 DSE men outside Cuba, among whom was the chief in Mexico, who had to return for the same reason. (Headquarters Comment: If this figure is correct, it must refer to DSE agents as well as officers). (Field Comment: Lt. Ferrero, formerly a member of the secret police of the presidential palace under both President Grau and President Prio, was known as a supporter of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara Serna under the Castro regime. The DSE officer referred to as 'chief' in Mexico may be Manuel Eugenio Vega Perez or Alfredo Mirabal Diaz. See CSCI-316/00685-64, dated 14 August 1964). (Headquarters Comment: As far as is known, most of the Cuban intelligence personnel stationed outside Cuba are members of the Direccion General de Inteligencia (DGI, General Directorate of Intelligence), the Cuban Foreign Intelligence Service. Both Vega and Mirabal are members of the DGI). 2. Field Dissem: CINCSO, CINCLANT, (also sent Mexico City)."

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John Newman • Arnaldo M. Fernandez

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