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Cryptonym: AMDIAL-2

Definition:
One possibility is Aldo Pedro Margolles Duenas. In July 1962, AMDIAL-2 reported to AMOT-2 (Jose Joaquin Sanjenis Perdomo) the remarks of Juan Falcon Tamar on Cuban radio following Falcon's arrest.
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
In July 1963, AMDIAL-2 compiled a list of names and addresses of Soviets living in Cuba from AMOT files. This could indicate that AMDIAL-2 was someone who was trusted by the AMOTS and the CIA in Miami, or that the info was sent to Cuba and AMDIAL-2 put it together in Cuba.
Sources:

104-10308-10310: MEMO: ALDO PLANRO MARGOLLES Y DUNAS, ALSO KNOWN AS ALDONARGOLLES DUENES INTERNAL SECURITY- CUBA

12/8/61 memo from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to Chief, Secret Service, re Aldo Pedro Margolles y Duenas: "The following will confirm information telephonically furnished by SA A. J. Decker, Jr. of this Bureau to Mr. Glen Bennett of your service on December 4, 1961...the Southwest Regional Office (of INS) requested that a lookout be placed for the subject who was born on November 4, 1932, in Cuba. According to data received by our Honolulu office, the subject is reportedly the son of the chief of the National Police in Cuba and the subject is reportedly attempting to enter the United States in order to meet with Castro agents and assassinate President John Kennedy...the information about the subject emanated from the Secret Service, Miami, Florida."

104-10308-10138: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF BIO DATA AND PHOTOGRAPHS.

1/23/62 Memo from Miami Secret Service officer Ernest Aragon to Miami JMWAVE chief Alfred Cox: "The two individuals named below are known to have generated a plot to assassinate the President of the United States. Available information from confidential sources indicates this plot has been conceived and warn on the possibility that this plot may be executed. At this writing these two individuals are believed to be in Havana Cuba. Aldo Pedro Margolles y Duenas. Described as white, male, Cuban, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, on 12-4-32. He is 5-10 in height, 170 pounds, brown eyes, brown hair, pock marked face, FBI No. 59572D. He is Chief of the National Revolutionary Police in Cuba; also Mayor of the City of Cienfuegos...This man, with the assistance of three other groups, is believed to be the person to execute this plot, if one is attempted. Emilio Aragones y Navarro, also known as Emilio Aragones, alias Emilito. Described as white, male, DOB 1929, about 5-8, 200 pounds, prematurely bald - no further description. Aragones is believed to be the General Coordinator of the National 26th of July movement and the National Chief of Castro's militia. He is one of Castro's right hand men and accompanies Castro in all public appearances. Aragones is the co-ordinator of this alleged plot. Both Aragones and Margolles are known to have fanatical tendencies. This service is interested in knowing the current whereabouts of these two individuals at all times...available photographs of these two individuals are attached." (Note: In all three versions of this document, only two photos of one individual is attached.)

104-10308-10141: ALDO PEDRO MARGALLES Y DUENAS - SERO LOOKOUT

1/29/62 memo WAS 50/7 from Lewis D. Barton, District Director, Washington, DC to Regional Commissioner, Southeast Region, Richmond, Virginia, re Aldo Pedro Margolles y Duenas, SERO lookout...Confidential Informant WASI-85 contacted Investigator Dinwiddie of this office and furnished the following information: Raul Diaz-Arguelles, who was trained in Czechoslovakia to be the head of the political police of Cuba, has reportedly taken refuge in the Brazilian Embassy in Havana within the past two weeks. (Marginalia states: "later info stated this not true, see p. 2 for info on Diaz".) ...Diaz as chief of political police would be in complete charge of any activity as contemplated by Aldo Pedro Margolles y Duenas as set forth in SERO Lookout dated December 4, 1961...Theodore M. White, Protective Research Section, White House, was informed of this information..."

104-10506-10024: JUAN FALCON TAMAR

07/18/62, UFGA 4948 (Memo from AMOT-2 from AMDIAL-2, #AA 134..: "On 17 July 1962 Cuban Station 'Radio Rebelde' interviewed Juan Falcon Tamar/AMFOX-1, alleged National Coordinator of the MRR - Revolutionary Recovery Movement - under arrest in Cuba. Falcon stated that they engaged in performing a series of sabotages, such as burning the 'Petroquimica' of Cotorro; a plan to destroy national transport in general; destruction of 3 buses of Rte #33; a plan for systematic destruction of the economy which included, among other things, the poisoning of cattle. Falcon admitted planning the assassination of Carlos Rafael Rodriguez; which he attributed to CIA, and also mentioned assassination of Fidel Castro. Falcon said that the assassinations were being planned when he was arrested. Falcon claimed to have the support of the CIA."

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Summer 1962: Aragon interested in JFK's security when he is down in Palm Beach... Also see http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/7866-rafael-molina-and-john-molina/ spent a lot of his time developing Cuban Intelligence and working on Presidential Protection since ca. 1961, President Kennedy spent his weekends at Palm Beach. Aragon said that he became aware of the deficiencies of the Secret Service in Presidential protection very early in his career. Because of his work on Cuban subjects in Miami he became friendly with some CIA operatives working out of the Miami Station. He was reluctant to identify them but was persuaded to do so and told the writer that he dealt with Ted Shackley, Bill Finch and Mitch Lawrence. Finch was head of the Miami office and Lawrence succeeded him. Aragon discussed with Chief Rowley the need for more formal liaison with the CIA and as a result, was asked to come to Washington in 1962 to discuss it further. He hitched a ride to Washington from Palm Beach on Air Force One. Aragon met with Richard Helms, Ghosn Zogley, Victor Wallen and Clark Simmons* in Washington. Aragon said representatives of the FBI were also present at this meeting. He said that arrangements were made for the immediate coordination and dissemination of intelligence information relating to the protection of the President. See 104-10017-10056, p. 2, 12/6/63 note re Miami Secret Service officer Ernest Aragon turning over the first phony Pedro Charles letter which winds up in the hands of Bill Finch. Although letter dated 11/10/63 - according to 104-10400-10121, p. 3, it was postmarked 11/28/63.

104-10173-10199: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/TYPIC/AMOT MAILING LIST OF SOVIET PERSONNEL IN CUBA

07/03/63, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: "1. Forwarded herewith are two copies of translations of AMOT Report EE-370, dated 20 June 1963, containing a list of names and addresses of Soviets residing in Cuba as requested in UFGW-1615, dated 25 January 1963. The list was obtained from AMOT files and compiled by AMDIAL-2..."

104-10308-10147: DISPATCH: TARGET PERSONALITY STUDY - ALDO PEDRO MARGOLLES DUENAS

10/28/63 summary of EE-690, quoting AMDIAL-2: "Captain Margolles Duenas is Vice Minister of the Ministry of Interior." Margolles is the subject of a target personality study.

104-10308-10147: DISPATCH: TARGET PERSONALITY STUDY - ALDO PEDRO MARGOLLES DUENAS, 201-315161

04/02/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 2: Attachment to UFGA-15107. "CONSOLIDATION OF INFORMATION ON KUDESK TARGET PERSONALITIES: 1. Name: Aldo Pedro Margolles Duenas (201-315161). 2. Occupation: Captain Margolles Duenas is Vice Minister of the Ministry of Interior (EE 690, 28 Oct 1963, AMDIAL/2). 3. Significance of Target: Margolles is believed to be quite powerful in the Ministry of Interior, therefore leading us to believe that he would be in constant contact with the highest level personnel within the Cuban government. Since September 1963 he has been the Vice Minister of the Interior Ministry and previously was the Director of the Police. He is a brother-in-law to Emilio Aragones Navarro and one source stated that he was Aragones's protege. Margolles is a member of JUCEI for the Province of Havana and a possible Communist leader. His brother, Carlos, was a secretary of ORI in Cienfuegos..."

104-10308-10322: DISPATCH: TARGET PERSONALITY STUDY-ALSO PEDRO MARGOLLES DUENAS

A note refers to a study that CIA did in 1964 on Aragones and Margolles - they concluded they were innocent. - or at least "no evidence of involvement in the 1963 assassination".

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