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Cryptonym: AMCUTLER-1

Definition:
Brother of David Capeza Coupau. Courier for the AMFAUNA network.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
104-10308-10126, p 4: 201-293765. A CIA report in November of 1961 stated that AMCUTLER-1 was in contact with the legendary peasant and guerrilla leader and fighter, Osvaldo Ramirez, in the Escambray.
Sources:

104-10226-10031: INFORMATION ON SEVEN CUBAN INTERNAL RESISTANCE GROUPS

11/04/61: CIA document: Page 13: ...."Another independent, AMCUTLER-1, he has contact with Osvaldo Ramirez in Escambray who desires support. We have given him guidelines for operations. Claims he has 8-10 men with training and have infiltrated general staff people. We are trying to bring him back to group from which he came..."

104-10070-10079: OPERATIONAL REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF OPERATION

7/11/62 dispatch from Chief of Station, JMWAVE to Chief, TFW: "The bulk of AMFAUNA-1's communications come via (shortwave). His messages to JMWAVE are sent to accommodation addresses serviced by AMPAN-2 and AMCUTLER-1."

104-10070-10079: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/GYROSE-REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF AMFAUNA OPERATION

07/23/62: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: AMFAUNA-2 is the wife of AMCUTLER-1 (brother of AMFAUNA-1), and they speak weekly. She is the sister-in-law of AMFAUNA-1 (David Capeza Coupau), and is AMFAUNA-1's cut-out to AMCOG-2, AMFAUNA-14 (the secretary of AMCOG-2/Leopoldina Grau Alsina) and AMFAUNA-15 (a relative of AMFAUNA-1 and a friend of AMCOG-2).

104-10073-10074: PROGRESS REPORT FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 1962

1/9/63 dispatch from Chief of Station, JMWAVE to Chief, TFW, slugline Operational/GYROSE/AMCUTLER: "AMCUTLER-1's efforts during the reporting period were directed toward: (a) supporting the AMFAUNA operation; and (b) developing new KUTUBE operations...once a month a pouch passes between the REDACTED Consulate in Miami and the Embassy in Havana, and AMCUTLER-1 has made use of it to send letters for posting in Havana to AMCUTLER-2. The two REDACTED brothers are friends of AMCUTLER-1 and AMCUTLER-2, but AMCUTLER-1 does not believe that they would yet be willing to carry or send any obvious espionage material."

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10176-10005.pdf

Helped brother successfully organize productive AMFAUNA net.

104-10226-10245: DISPATCH: UR; MONTHLY REPORT FOR JUNE 1963

07/18/63: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff (SAS): Page 2: ..."IV: Future Plans: 9. Two new case officers will be dealing with UR members on separate and compartmented operations beginning in July, one from FI Branch and one from PM. The former has established contact with Salvador Garcia Oller through AMCUTLER/1 and will attempt to channel Garcia's talents toward specific targets in Cuba. To insure against wire crossing, either in JMWAVE or in the UR, Garcia's scope will be carefully defined, the remaining area of the UR underground potential to be exploited by the PM case officer through one or more infil teams."

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