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Cryptonym: AMFAST-6

Definition:
Jose Garcia Valdez, aka Pepe Gatillo, Pepe Iglesias and "Luciano". 201-299287.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
Curious 11/25/63 MEXI 7057 - no traces of Garcia or Valdes... https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=45369&search=%22garcia_valdes%22#relPageId=2&tab=page or 11/23/63 https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=53261&relPageId=65&search=%22wave_7856%22 or https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=40785&search=amconcert#relPageId=3&tab=page 7/10/64 memo describes AMFAST-6 as an "AMOT source". 104-10180-10316. August 1964 FBI memo states that Jose Garcia Valdez, an associate of Manuel Ray Rivero, furnished information concerning an SNFE encampment on Williams Island and Andros Island in the Bahamas. 124-10214-10381. Oct. 1968, Jose Garcia Valdez, a PSI for the FBI, reported that Jose Antonio Duarte-Oropesa was not active with Poder Cubano (Cuban Power). Others reported Duarte was in Los Angeles working Roy Hargraves among the extreme right and black militant groups, trying to cause conflict, and the representative for Orlando Bosch in Los Angeles. https://www.nem3s.is/public/JFK_Files/documents/docid-32300199.pdf The book Before Fidel describes Pepe Gastillo (Pepe the Trigger) as also known as Pepe Iglesias. Jose Iglesias Rey, a Miami attorney, describes himself as the UNARE rep in exile and reports on Duarte. 124-10285-10256
Sources:

124-10285-10219: [RESTRICTED]

1953: Auto mechanic in Batista's police force. 1954-1958: Captain of yacht owned by military leader. Nov. 1959 arrested for harboring counter-revolutionaries. 1960: Defected to USA. June 1961: Sought recruitment by CIA. As of 1968 continued to work with CIA and FBI.

104-10192-10081: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - SIXTH CONGRESS OF THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT (MDC)

2/27/64 report DD-677 from "C 01" aka AMFAST-6 to Carlos Blanco. Source was MDC executive Marcos Rodriguez Menendez, described as "our collaborator". Report on 3 day MDC conference.

124-10225-10096: No Title

5/24/64 Jose Garcia Valdez prepares to take the "True" into Cuba with high explosives on board in his mission for JURE.

104-10179-10209: ACCORDING AMFAST-6, AMBANG-1 INFORMED PEPE GATILLO (JOSE GARCIA VALDEZ) THEIR DEPARTURE DATE FOR PBRUMEN WOULD BE 1 JULY.

6/27/64 cable from JMWAVE to Director: "According AMFAST-6 report 25 June, AMBANG-1 informed Pepe Gatillo (Jose Garcia Valdez) their departure date for (Cuba) would be 1 July...Gatillo told AMFAST-6 that he and AMBANG-1 to leave at 0500 on 1 July and meet other boat at 0900 same morning off (US) coast...On 24 June Gatillo told AMFAST-6 that AMBANG-1 would remain (Cuba) for 15 days in order coordinate plan of action with people there and order to see certain people close AMTHUG-1 who plotting with AMBANG-1.

104-10274-10245: CABLE: PEPE GATILLO TOLD AMFAST-6 ON 26 JUNE THAT AMBANG-1 DYED

6/27/64 cable from JMWAVE to Director: "Pepe Gatillo told AMFAST-6 on 26 June that AMBANG-1 dyed his hair blond and is using false teeth to change his appearance...AMFAST-6 has impression that AMBANG-1 and Gatillo leaving about 4 or 5 am 27 June...According to AMTAUP-2 executive board members believe AMBANG-1 in ZRMETAL (Washington, DC)."

104-10180-10332: CABLE: DURING 29 JUNE 64 CONVERSATION WITH AMFAST-6, REPORTED

JMWAVE to Director: "During 29 June 64 conversation with AMFAST-6, reported DD-989 of 29 June, Jose Garcia Valdez, aka Pepe Gatillo, said he had meeting the morning with AMBANG-1...According Garcia, AMBANG-1 intends to embark 7/3/64."

104-10180-10316 CABLE: AMOT SOURCE AMFAST-6 REPORTED FOLLOWING BY TELEPHONE

7/10/64 cable from JMWAVE to Director: "AMOT source AMFAST-6 reported by telephone...AMBANG-1 was to leave that day for Cuba...AMFAST-6 to meet with Pepe Gatillo to get report on success of operation." 7/22/64, 104-10180-10280: Jose Garcia Valdez, marginalia identifies him as 201-299287. Manuel Ray urgently orders him to prepare for a trip in Cuba in one week to Pinar del Rio province. Also see 104-10414-10124: The final endnote on the final page of the Mexico City Station History identifies this 201 number as belonging to LITAU-3.

104-10180-10240: CABLE: ACCORDING AMOT-2 REPORT DD-1231 OF 5 AUG 64, PEPE GATILLO

8/4/64: Jose Garcia Valdes says Ray told him that JURE is crumbling under very serious crisis. Shortage of funds. Must elevate his image and that of JURE by accomplishing something in Cuba.

104-10180-10372: CABLE: SUPDATA: AMFAST-6 FROM JOSE GARCIA VALDEZ, AKA "PEPE GATILLO"

9/4/64: memo from JMWAVE to Director re supdata from AMFAST-6, from Jose Garcia Valdez, aka "Pepe Gatillo": "Gatillo said that he would depart from Miami on 3 Sept 64 to deliver a boat to Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo, the military leader of SFNE...in the Bahamas." Gatillo also said he would deliver two boats to Gutierrez in Puerto Rico.

104-10180-10360: CABLE: SUPDATA: AMFAST-6 IN DD-1117 OF 9 SEPT AND DD-1121 OF 14 SEPT 64

Sept. 1964 - Intelligence Information Cable: "St. George said that he knows all about Garcia's trip in the Juliana when he transported (Herrera)...St. George said that he is the contact between Ray and Gutierrez with the people of Haiti...Garcia said that as soon as he succeeds in delivering St. George, Mirta Horras and Ray in the catamaran to an undisclosed location, he is to fly to Santo Domingo..."

104-10180-10109: INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION CABLES RE: PLANS OF MANUEL RAY RIVERO, LEADER OF JURE, TO DEPART FROM MIAMI FOR AN UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION

"On 9 Sept 1964 Jose Garcia Valdez, aka 'Pepe Gatillo', said that Manuel Ray Rivero, leader of the Junta Revolucionaria Cubana (JURE, Cuban Revolutionary Junta) had asked Garcia to take Ray, photographer Andrew St. George, and Mirta Borras on a trip to an unspecified location. The group is to depart at 1000 on 10 Sept in a catamaran...which belongs to JURE..." The source is listed on the previous page as "AMFAST-6 from Pepe Gatillo on 9 Sept" and is a "member of a group of Cuban emigres trained in the techniques of information collection".

104-10217-10424: CABLE: CMQ HAVA BROADCAST 0710 HOURS 20 MAY GAVE FOLL

5/22/65 cable from JMWAVE. Source was AMWARM-1. Marginalia identifies AMFAST-6 as Luciano. "Captured spies stated they received instructions prior going Cuba from man named Luciano and an American, both of whom CIA members...Luciano is AMFAST-6 (C-87286). American is possibly AMSWIRL-1 whose duties require him check all Cuban exile boats in Florida keys..." AMWARM-1 is identified as C-83909-40. 1966, 104-10260-10249: The Diosdado file shows that letters are being returned to "Jose Santiago Aparicio Garcia Valdes".

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