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Cryptonym: AMCONCERT-4

Definition:
Unknown identity. A cable in October, 1963, described AMCONCERT-4 as a former employee of a Cuban ministry, who although reliable had produced little information in the past two years (therefore, A-4's reporting probably began around October of 1961). A-4 obtained information from a friend, Jose Antonio Lugo Abreu.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A CIA document in April, 1963, stated that AMCONCERT-4's 201 number was 201-332842, which was very close to AMLEG-1's (Manuel Leveque Cajaraville) 201 number (201-332845). In addition, a cable in November, 1963, referred to a report by AMCONCERT-4 on Manuel Benitez Valdez in November of 1962. Furthermore, AMCONCERT-4 reported from Raul Garcia Casana on Carlos Prio Socarras, and also on Paulino Sierra Martinez's visit to Miami from Chicago, in early December 1963.
Sources:

104-10166-10226: UNIDAD REVOLUCIONARIA

04/16/63, CIA document: Page 92: ..."36. Cajaraville Leveque, Manuel AKA: 'Rodolfo': (Handwritten: 201-332845): Former National Coord for naval resistance group of UR, Cuba; grad Nav Acad, Lt. in Marine Corps; Apr 62 Ch Eng aboard Bahia de Nuevitas; contacts among Cuban Naval Officers, EM, dock hands; studied U.S.; traveled to USSR via Cuban mership; contact of AMSUM-2; defected Aug 62 Hamburg, Germany: (presently KUBARK (CIA) asset. (27;55;59;151)..."

104-10215-10158: DISPATCH: CANCELLATION OF OPERATIONAL CLEARANCES

04/22/63, Dispatch from Chief, Special Affairs Staff to COS, JMWAVE: "The Operational Clearances on the following individuals were cancelled on the dates indicated due to lack of a PRQ Part II: ...Name: AMCONCERT-4. 201-: 201-332842. Date Cancelled: 17 April 1963. References: (Unintelligible) 5183..."

104-10220-10106: AGREEMENT OF CUBAN EXILE LEADERS TO JOIN FORCES WITH CARLOS PRIO SOCARRAS REGARDING A PLAN TO WAGE WAR ON CUBA

09/27/63, Transmittal of TDCS Information Report: Orig: Marge Coraggio, Unit: SAS/Intel/Reports:...Based on: WAVE-4958 (IN-27279), UPG-3717, NP (AMCONCERT-4)... - - - Pages 3-4: Information Report: COUNTRY: Cuba/Nicaragua/Venezuela...PLACE & DATE ACQ.: United States, Miami (19 September 1963): SOURCE: A former employee of a Cuban ministry trained in information collection who reports results of interviews with Cuban exiles. Source obtained the information from Raul Garcia Casana. "1. On 10 September 1963 Raul Garcia Casana and several supporters of former Cuban President Carlos Prio Socarras attended a meeting at Prio's home in Miami Beach. During the meeting, Prio said that Carlos Marquez Sterling has agreed to join forces with him in the fight against Castro, and that Eusebio Mujal Barniol, Dr. Emilio Nunez Portuondo, and Dr. Guillermo Belt have also done so. 2. Prio announced that other persons who would be joining forces with him include Paulino Sierra Martinez, Jose Manuel Gutierrez, Jose Mario 'Pepin' Bosch Lamarque, Jose Ignacio Rivero, Manuel Lozano Pino, former member of the Bay of Pigs invasion, Dr. Tulio Diaz Rivera, President of the Economic Corporations in Exile, and Dr. Jose Morell Romero. Asked whether Manuel Artime Buesa would be working with him, Prio replied that Artime did not wish to join the forces he (Prio) was directing, Artime preferred to wage war on Castro alone. Prio added, however, that he would accept Artime in the group, but not as a chief..."

104-10220-10103: CABLE: AMCONCERT-4 FROM HIS FRIEND JOSE ANTONIO LUGO RPT LUGO ABREU

10/10/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline INTEL TYPIC: "SUPDATA: AMCONCERT-4 from his friend Jose Antonio Lugo repeat Lugo Abreu...SUBJ: Activities of former Cuban President Carlos Prio repeat Prio Socarras concerning his Cuban liberation plan and possible use of Dominican territory as a base. DOI: 6 October 1963. PADA: United States, Miami 8 October 1963..SOURCE: Former employee of a Cuban ministry, now in the United States. Although source is reliable, he has furnished little information during the past two years. This information was obtained from Jose Antonio Lugo...on 6 October 1963."

104-10075-10240: JMWAVE CABLE RE MANUEL BENITEZ VALDES, CUBAN EXILE

11/28/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline DYVOUR PBRUMEN: REF: SALV 4850 (IN 68258): "WAVE files show FOLL: One Manuel (Benitez) Valdes 201-106192 Cuban exile working in Miami with Marco (Perez) Jimenez former Venezuelan dictator. (HVCA 9963, 5 Apr 63) Subj also involved in sale of narcotics to Latin and American society. (AMCONCERT-4 report, 27 Nov 62) Subj member exec comm Alliance for Liberty of Cuba a pro-Batista org in exile and was chief of police during Batista's regime (1940-1944), he later became a senator during the Grau Govt. (UFG 1334, 4 Aug 62. Subj also reported as sec of war of Legion Cubana Anticomunista. (AMLEMON report, 30 Mar 63). C/S Comment: *Requested TRC General Manuel Benitez."

104-10076-10342: JMWAVE CABLE RE MEETING OF FOLLOWERS OF CARLOS PRIO SOCARRAS

12/11/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMWORLD AMCONCERT-4: "1. On 2 December 63 Raul Garcia repeat Garcia Casana told AMCONCERT-4 that he had just attended meeting with other followers of Carlos Prio Socarras ...Prio indicated he had to change tactics over Cuban problem since he had become convinced ODYOKE (U.S. Government) giving financial and military support to AMBIDDY-1 and AMBANG as well as AMSCROLL. Latter did not have anyone nor did they represent anything in Cuban problem. Young men of revolutionary directorate were aiding AMSCROLL to gain propaganda for themselves. 2. Prio said it necessary to accept as reality that it not possible to fight power of U.S. They should keep their resources in order to fight inside Cuba when they would have better possibilities of success. Prio said first thing that had to be done was to try to unite a single group all members of Autentico Party. Prio said he had had an interview with Noel del Pino on this matter. 3. According Prio, Pino had become disgusted with Lomberto Diaz repeat Diaz Rodriguez and Antonio Santiago repeat Santiago Ruiz who had been attempting convince Pino and other members their group not to allow a uniting of Autentico Party. As result of Pino's disgust, things had changed greatly...5. AMCONCERT-4 said Garcia was believed to be disgusted with Prio's change in attitude since on several occasions Prio had told Garcia that he counted on financial and military support of Somoza and other South American governments in order to carry war to Cuba. C/S Comment: *Dissemination applicable to RYBAT YOBITE cables."

104-10076-10305: JMWAVE CABLE - RETURN TO MIAMI OF PAULINA SIERRA MARTINEZ WITH INSTRUCTIONS FROM HIS CHICAGO PATRONS

12/11/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline INTEL TYPIC: "SUPDATA: AMCONCERT-4 from Paulino Sierra Martinez. Sierra asked source to recommend young 'elements' to join his plan. Pages 4-5: Field Information Report: "1. On 1 December 1963 Paulino Sierra Martinez said he had just returned to Miami from Chicago with instructions from his patrons to coordinate plans and select elements for the war against Castro. Sierra said he was to meet with certain unnamed persons on 2 December. Dr. Manuel Lozano, Sierra's confidant, was to be in charge of preparing the meetings since Sierra had to depart on 5 December for South America where he was to coordinate plans in several unidentified countries. Sierra was to meet with Lozano when he completed his trip. 2. Sierra said he had millions of dollars behind him and that his enemies now realized he had sufficient backing. He added that money was the most important factor in staging the war against Castro. 3. Sierra said he was thinking of organizing a military intelligence service since he had to know the persons who would be fighting in Cuba. 4. Sierra said he intended to put Major Tomas Cabanas Batista in charge of the army since Cabanas was an excellent military man. 5. (Field Comment: Another source, who has been a fairly reliable reporter of political maneuvers among Cuban exiles, recently reported that Sierra had been summoned to Chicago in early November by the attorney representing American financial interests to account for his activities and expenditures on behalf of American backers. He was accused of throwing away $50,000, wasting time and effort, and creating situations where some of his friends were compromised because he insisted on expounding policies which were inconsistent with those of the (unintelligible)..."

104-10076-10302: JMWAVE CABLE REPORTING PAULINO SIERRA ARRIVED IN MIAMI FROM CHICAGO WITH INSTRUCTIONS FROM HIS PATRIOTS TO COORDINATE PLANS FOR WAR AGAINST CASTRO

12/11/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE: ..."1. UFG-4233 (cable) AMCONCERT-4 reports Paulino Sierra arrived Miami from Chicago with instructions from his patrons to coordinate plans and select elements for war against Castro. Sierra said he has millions dollars backing him..."

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