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Cryptonym: AMDESK-1

Definition:
Ricardo Anibal Morales Navarrete, aka Monkey Morales.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10177-10309: CABLE: FYI: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HAS ADVISED AMDESK/1

October 1968: AMDESK-1 (201-295923) is identified as FBI informant and will be prosecution witness against Orlando Bosch and other Cuban Power defendants for shelling a Polish ship in a Cuban harbor. For more, see: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=74134&search=%22ortiz_faez%22#relPageId=17&tab=page (On 9/14/68, FBI informant Morales informed that the previous night Bosch told him that the bombing was effected by "my men in Puerto Rico"...report adds that "it is noted Morales previously furnished Bosch 300 pounds of simulated dynamite with Bureau approval.")

104-10177-10336 DISPATCH: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL PRQ PART 1- RICARDO ANIBAL MORALES NAVARRETE

201-285923 is identified as Ricardo Anibal Morales Navarette. Described as 5 foot, 9 inches, 165 pounds, and ruddy.

104-10177-10336 DISPATCH: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL PRQ PART 1- RICARDO ANIBAL MORALES NAVARRETE

Reported to be a member of Cubanos Libres; to have joined Comandos L on 7/25/63; and to be either a former or present member of Castro's intelligence service G-2 "trying to penetrate revolutionary groups".

124-10371-10193 ADMIN FOLDER-S2: HSCA ADMINISTRATIVE FOLDER, SSC-I 1/10/77 INQUIRY, R#6013, JOHN ROBERT KLINNER, MAX LESNICK, ISRAEL ROMERO, RICARDO MORALES NAVARETTE, ALDO SERAFIN

Key Source of the Miami division of the FBI, paid and identified as MM1550-KS. Testified as a witness for the FBI against "anti-Castro Cuban terrorists". Cites his possible involvement in the crash of the Cubana airliner and CHILBOMB.

1993.07.22.11:49:55:500620 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA PROSECUTION OF CUBAN POWER MEMBERS HECTOR M. C

Morales was the principal prosecution witness at the trial of Orlando Bosch (AMDITTO-23)in Miami in 1968.

UPI article, "Mercenary, Informant Morales Dies of Bullet Wound", 12/23/82

In a sworn statement in 1980, Morales admitted that he provided explosives to anti-Castro terrorists who killed 73 people aboard a Cubana Airlines commercial airliner by blowing up in mid-air in October 1976. In December 1982, Morales was killed in a bar by a bullet to the brain. Police said it was likely that Morales knew the shooter. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1755&dat=19821223&id=K-ohAAAAIBAJ&sjid=T2gEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6830,4767688&hl=en

Joseph Trento, Prelude to Terror, p. 80

CHILBOMB was the FBI's investigation into the assassination of former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier in 1976.

180-10145-10345: No title

Biographic file for Luis Posada/AMCLEVE-15 states that in Sept. 1972 Morales told Posada that "he is affiliated with LNERGO (FBI)."

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