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Cryptonym: AMDITTO

Definition:
MIRR - Movimento Insurreccional de Recuperacion (Insurrectional Movement for Revolutionary Recovery). The exile group was led by Orlando Bosch.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

124-10226-10290: No Title

Between December 1960 and March 1961, Frank Fiorini "reportedly was cooperating with the MIRR, headed by Orlando Bosch, and had attempted to negotiate agreements with Victor Panequq, aka Captain Diego, MIRR military coordinator, for unity of that organization with Fiorini's group. Paneque and Fiorini allegedly had participated in an unsuccessful attempt to invade Cuba, returning to the Miami area on 2/26/61...indicated he would establish the International Brigade and that he planned to have (Alexander) Rorke in charge of the New York office and Information Service of the brigade as a cover for an intelligence operation. Fiorini allegedly had a bad reputation among the Cuban nationals and was characterized as loud, obscene, immoral and as a braggart and as residing with one Janet Mann, a stripteaser and "B" girl."

104-10267-10060: MOVIMIENTO INSURRECTIONAL DE RECUPERACION REVOLUCIONARIO DE CUBA

2/24/61 CIA notes: (MIRR) is under the leadership of Orlando Bosch, a medical doctor and formerly active in the July 26 Movement. Victor Paneque, also known as Captain Diego, is considered the military leader and has access to a 45-foot motor launch called 'The Jolly Roger'...The military commander for its resistance group in the Escambray Mountains is Joaquin Membribo. MM T-4, in January, 1961, advised that Frank Anthony Sturgis, also known as Frank Fiorini...has a group of about 70 individuals (in Miami) who want to obtain arms and ammunition for an attack against the Castro government of Cuba...Fiorini is negotiating with Paneque concerning unity of the two groups, and Paneque and Fiorini plan to establish a training camp for their men in the Florida Keys where military training will be afforded."

104-10164-10373: REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION

2/6/62, Request for Investigation and Name Check for 94673, request made by JMATE - subject to be used by WH/4 - Florida area. Purpose is for PM (paramilitary) and as the external coordinator for the AMDITTO group. (A look at 104-10164-10325 reveals that 97563 is AMDITTO-23, which is Orlando Bosch).

104-10262-10217: CRYPTONYM (IF NONE, TRUE NAME)

As of early 1962, the case officer for Evilio Duque was Clarence Smeryage.

104-10164-10324: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/ GYROSE/ KUWOLF DR. ORLANDO BOSCH AVILA

9/18/62, dispatch from Chief, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W, Operational GYROSE/KUWOLF/Dr. Orlando Bosch Avila: Information from AMBASAL-1: "Subject organized an anti-Castro organization called Movimento Insurreccional Revolucionario which later became Ejercito Cubano Anticomunista Frente Escambray. Subject was the Secretary General of the latter organization, other top posts being held by Dr. Gonzalo Lage and Evilio Duque, 'the fighting Comandante' who lived in Spain for many years under the name Marcelino Garcia. Lage recently became disgusted with Subject and left group...For a time Subject was involved in an organization called (MIRR) with which Frank Fiorini was also connected. The MIRR received $75,000 from 'Chiri' Mendosa, son of Mario Mendosa, the wealthy Cuban contractor, and sent a team to Pinar del Rio which included Angus McNair, an American, as receivers of supplies and equipment to be airdropped later. The team was compromised and all of its leaders were executed. Fiorini suspected that Subject may have been in league with Castro's G-2 (because the compromise of the team was well known but the drops went forward anyway). When Evilio Duque came out the Escambray to exile in Miami, Subject was his constant companion...For a time Subject fell in with Victor Paneque, 'El Comandante Diego', but they parted company, and about two months ago Subject was known to be back with Duque..."

1993.08.05.10:15:50:750052: VARIOUS MATERIALS ON FRANK STURGIS AKA FRANK FIORINI - - 10 JANUARY 19

CIA Field Information Report, 12/3/63: "On 30 October 1963 Jack Griffin told Frank Fiorini, an American pilot who has been involved in the planning of air strikes over Cuba, that Bill Johnson had decided to use Barry Manning in any future private raids over Cuba, instead of Griffin...Bill Johnson had control over all MIRR operations. The MIRR is led by Orlando Bosch Avila.

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