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Cryptonym: AMDENIM-11

Definition:
Eduardo Perez Gonzalez, aka Eddie Bayo
Status:
Documented
Sources:

124-10284-10156: No Title

4/27/62 describes how Eduardo Perez Gonzalez worked with Tony Cuesta to "return to Cuba". Cuesta was active with MRR. Perez was a captain in Castro's army until November, 1958; openly broke with Castro in 1959. An informant described Perez as "indiscreet and opportunistic". Alberto Fernandez refused to further engage with Perez and Cuesta.

104-10171-10349 CABLE: ODOATH YOACRE SAYS AMDENIM/11 AKA BAYO AND ROBERTO (COBAS)

Charles Ford, 9/30/62, says unequivocally that AMDENIM-11 aka Bayo.

104-10171-10350: CABLE: WITH RECEIPT REF B IT BECAME APPARENT FURTHER DEBRIEFING

10/2/62 cable from JMWAVE to Director: When AMDENIM-11 debriefed on probability revolt will occur, he said it was unlikely. Because there was a plan to kill Fidel, Raul and Che all at once it would be difficult to arrange. Also felt rebels would not delay revolt indefinitely because they were being "replaced by Soviets" and will lose access to the official positions they presently hold. "Review of (Guantanamo) exfil-infil revealed op laid on when Subject contacted Capt. Jefry with friend Angel Luis Castillo and offered do something for (Cuban) cause...discussed meeting with GPFOCUS/RFK 9/25/62 at Falls Church home of Subject's nephew Enrique Perez Perez, a "member (of) security office at GPIDEAL/JFK residence".

1994.04.12.15:51:14:380005: Reel 26, Folder H - EJERCITO LIBERTADOR DE CUBA

On 9/25/62, Charley Ford from RFK's office met with AMDENIM-11, the leader of ops group including other ELC members- they were reluctant to meet with the CIA b/c "nothing gets accomplished". AMDENIM-11 said that an uprising was ready to begin on 9/30/62 involving 15,000 Cubans. Bill Harvey advised Ford to tell RFK that any such uprising was not only highly unlikely, but would be ruthlessly suppressed. At p. 38, see Bill Harvey detail a series of lies told by Perez - that he met with RFK for two hours, and that his colleague Enrique Perez Perez worked in the security office of the White House. Also see WAVE's memo - 104-10171-10347. Earlier that month, Ford had been monitoring the thinking of Manuel Ray and JURE: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=55231&search=%22INTEGRATION_FRONT%22#relPageId=88&tab=page

1994.04.25.13:31:18:250005: Reel 5, Folder G - ANTONIO CUESTA DEL VALLE

Eddie Perez Gonzalez is identified as 201-294665. Others in the Black Falcons included Julio Garcia/AMCHEER-1, Tony Cuesta/AMDIP-1, and Luis Posada (p. 13)

104-10069-10209: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL--JMWAVE TRACES ON MEMBERS OF ALPHA 66

11/16/62 dispatch from Shackley to Harvey re traces run on members of Alpha 66. Perez is 201-294665, with the "combat element" of Alpha 66. Other members of the combat element of Alpha 66 included Santiago Alvarez and Ramon Font. Tony Cuesta was military operations. Ramon Perez Daple and many high-ranking members were accountants.

104-10312-10361: CABLE: OP INVOLVING SOVIET DEFECTORS WHICH MR. WILLIAM PAWLEY HAS DISCUSSED

"Available info indicates Mr. John Martino initiated op" based on contacts Martino had with Perez. "Once Martino convinced Perez had ops contacts in Cuba with access Soviet defectors", Martino contacted Nathaniel Weyl to find non-official sponsor for op. Life Magazine took this role, as did Senate Internal Security Subcommittee who brought in former ambassador William Pawley. Pawley considered this "a long shot worth playing" despite Perez's history of exaggeration during Sept-Oct 62 (see Bill Harvey's letter, 1994.04.12.15:51:14:380005). Four Soviets were supposedly ready to defect and reveal that there were still missiles in Cuba. Perez's party was apparently lost at sea while trying to reach Cuba.

104-10057-10102: WITHHELD

9/21/63 Martino allegedly contacted Irving Cadick/Rip Robertson, saying that Perez is also known as "Bayo" and that his men were still alive in Cuba and needed reinforcements. Robertson declined. A memo states that Angel Luis Castillo was the person who put Perez in contact with Martino. Castillo is described as formerly allied with Castro, came to YOACRE in 1961, is a witting informant of AMJAGER-1, and has the complete confidence of AMCRAG-1. Nacin Elias also reported that Perez was alive. AMCRAG-1 and eventually the JMWAVE staff concluded there was no hard evidence that any one in Perez's party survived. CIA personnel told HSCA that they had no files on "Eddie Perez aka Eddie Bayo", even though the HSCA knew that "the CIA has files on this person with both names as seen in...Operation Red Cross." See 180-10141-10374. For a different version of 104-10057-10102, see http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=28616&search=%22status_report%22#relPageId=4&tab=page

Deadly Secrets, by Turner and Hinckle, p. 189

Warren Hinckle and William Turner report that Eddie Bayo was reportedly part of the July 61 double assassination plot against Fidel and Raul Castro that emanated from Guantanamo Naval Base.

104-10312-10172: The Bayo-Pawley Affair

Miguel Acoca and Robert K. Brown, Soldier of Fortune magazine, 1975: "Bayo was no ordinary exile. He had fought alongside Fidel Castro's brother, Raul, and had become his military aide. After turning against Castro, Bayo, who was the only living holder of the rebel army's highest military award, the Frank Pais Medal, equivalent to the Congressional Medal of Honor, went to work for the CIA...Bayo fought World War II in the US Army, and was a naturalized US citizen."

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