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Cryptonym: AMCRUMP-1

Definition:
Laureano Batista Falla. AMCRUMP-1's true name appears in a August 1966 CIA Field Information Report in a Movimiento Democrata Cristiano (MDC) file.
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
Laureano Batista Falla appears to be the most senior person in the MDC of those listed in the report mentioned above. He was also AMPALM-2. The others who are connected with the MDC and were mentioned in the report were Arnaldo Razan, Placido Barbeite, Armando Palacios and Angel Hernandez Rojo. AMCRUMP-7 was Angel Hernandez Rojo.
Sources:

104-10192-10110: CIA FILE ON MDC FEB 66-MAR 67

08/08/66, Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Henry J. Sloman, Reports Officer: Withheld, Approving Officer: Philip G. Elmard: "SOURCE: AMOT-245 in AMOT reports as follows: Para 2: DD-1874 from Palacio Barbeite, 10 June 1966, and DD-1888, 6 July, from Barbeite and Angel Hernandez; paras. 3 and 7 and source comment 2, DD-1888; para 5 and source comment 5, DD-1892, 23 June, which included a copy of the document; para. 9: DD-1892, 15 July, from Hernandez, DD-1895, 21 July, from a conversation between Herandnez and Jorge Mas, and DD-1902, 3 August; para. 10, DD-1892; para. 11, DD-1874 from Ignacio Valladares; source comment 1: DD-1874 and DD-1890, 14 July, from Laureano Batista. AMCRUMP-1's true name appears in this report. Information available in his 201 indicates that he was 'suspended' on 25 February 1966, and there is no record of contact since that time. RID: Index. Name: Batista Falla, Laureano. Sex: Male. DPOB: 1 May 1935, Havana, Cuba. Cit: Cuban. Occ or Status: Elected organization secretary of National Executive Committee of MDC at congress 25-27 February 1966. Trip to DR on behalf of MDC, June 1966."

104-10192-10110: CIA FILE ON MDC FEB 66-MAR 67

08/08/66, Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Henry J. Sloman, Reports Officer: Withheld, Approving Officer: Philip G. Elmard: Page 2: "Name: RAZAN, Arnaldo. Sex: Male. DPOB: ? Cit: Cuban. Occ or Status: Emigre in DR. Connection with MDC base. Formerly with La Salle College of Camaguey, Cuba. Name: HERNANDEZ Rojo, Angel. Nickname: Baby, El Baby. Sex: Male. DPOB: 4 Septmber 1933, Havana, Cuba. Cit: Cuban. Occ or Status: Emigre in Miami. Second in command of military department of MDC. Name: BARBEITE Freyre, Placido A. Sex: Male. DPOB: 19 November 1938, Batabano, Havana Province, Cuba. Cit: Cuban. Occ or Status: Emigre in Miami. Chief of military department of MDC. Name: PALACIOS San Juan, Armando. Sex: Male. DPOB: ? Cit: Cuban. Occ or Status: Emigre. President of MDC in Puerto Rico."

104-10192-10110: CIA FILE ON MDC FEB 66-MAR 67

08/08/66, Field Information Report: Country: Cuba/Dominican Republic, Place & Date Acq.: United States, Miami (10 June and 3 August 1966). Subject: Activities of the MDC: Possibility of Reactivating a Base in the Dominican Republic. Condition of Boats, Possible Alliances With Other Emigre Organizations. Pages 30-33: True names mentioned in report: Laureano Batista Falla (AMPALM-2); General Juan N. Folch; President Balaguer; Arnaldo Razan; Angel Hernandez Rojo (AMCRUMP-7); Placido Barbeite Freyre; Armando Palacios; Humberto Perez Herrera; Jorge Mas Canosa; Ramon Font Saumell; Ignacio Valladares Rodriguez; Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro.

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

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