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Cryptonym: AMFIX-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. Was described as being "skilled in small boat operations." Reported on MIRR, SFNE, and JURE.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Acquaintance of Julio G. Garcia aka Al Smith (AMCHEER-1), Jose Enrique Dausa Alvarez (AMWOO-1), Manuel Ray Rivero (AMBANG-1), and Orlando Bosch Avila (AMDITTO-23).
Sources:

104-10217-10046: RE PRESS RELEASES PIRATE SHIP ATTACK ON TWO VESSELS CUBAN WATERS ON 11 SEPT, AMSPELL COORD PEDRO YNTERIAN GARCIA DENIES ANY AMSPELL CONNECTION.

09/11/62, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "1. Re press releases pirate ship attack on two vessels Cuban waters on 11 September, AMSPELL coordinator Pedro Ynterian Garcia denies any AMSPELL connection. 2. Radio Reloj Miami in early 11 September news flash announced that action group as Alpha 66 has claimed action. 3. AMWOO-1 passed following, as received from AMFIX-1: At 0900 Virguilo Perez Junior informed AMFIX-1 that Perez J.R. particpated in raid on three ships off Cuban coast night 10 September. Two British ships and tugboat 'Pomton' attacked near Francis Key, approximately sixteen miles from port of Caibarien. Boat used in op owned by Santiago Alvarez former Cuban Senator departed from base in Keys, possibly Marathon. Son of Santiago Alvarez among crew. Men arrived WAVE area morning 11 September. Name and present location of boat unknown. 4. Had unconfirmed report 10 September that Perez JR purchased arms from Cuban gun dealer WAVE area. 5. AMBUD-1 states initial thought was this Alpha 66 op, but conjectured it undertaken by Frente de Juventides Cristianos. Independent organization which on 5 August requested AMBUD-1 support of 1,500 U.S. dollars. 6. Prelimianry traces JMWAVE reflect ex-Senator Alvarez has owned boats 'Alisan' and 'Mary Ann' which WAVE have been used anti-Castro activities. AMOT info shows Alvarez Santiago, J.R. was chief gunner ship 'Caribe' in April 1961 invasion. 'Alisan' was mother ship in voodoo op. 7. Perez J.R. may be I/W Subj UFGA 2256 05 September 1961) connected with Frente Internacional de Juventides Democratas."

104-10180-10343: REPORT COVER SHEET: SOURCE: AMFIX-1 IN AMOT REPORT DD-1187, DATED 30 OCTOBER 1964

11/10/64, Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Henry J. Sloman, Reports Officer: Margaret R. Nankall, Approving Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman: "Source: AMFIX-1 in AMOT report DD-1187, dated 30 October 1964. Manuel Ray Rivero wanted AMFIX-1 to accompany him to the Dominican Republic but source could not go because he was planning to take the M/V THREE SEAS to the Dominican Republic. See UFG-6169. Source and Ray agreed to meet in the Dominican Republic." Page 3: CIA Field Information Report: "1. On 28 October 1964 Manuel Ray Rivera, leader of the Junta Revolucionaria Cubana (JURE, Cuban Revolutionary Junta), said in Miami that he plans to begin operations against Cuba from the Dominican Republic. He claimed that he has received permission from the Dominican authorities to engage in military operations in their country. 2. Ray said that he had to return to the Dominican Republic by about 6 November 1964."

104-10217-10181: REPORT COVER SHEET: AMFIX-1 RECENTLY RETURNED TO MIAMI AFTER HAVING BEEN IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WHERE HE HAD CONTACT WITH THE SFNE, THE MRR AND JURE

02/23/65, Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Henry J. Sloman, Reports Officer: Margaret R. Nankall, Approving Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman: "Source: AMFIX-1 in AMOT DD-1266, dated 5 February 1965. AMFIX-1 recently returned to Miami after having been in the Dominican Republic from 2 December to 28 January where he had contact with the SFNE, the MRR and JURE. AMDECK-1 reported on 7 February 1965 that, according to Osiel Gonzalez, former SFNE captain, that after the capture of Gutierrez, two MIG aircraft from Cuba flew over the SFNE training bases. When the Dominican Air Force saw the MIGs, they sent up two jets which opened fire on the Cuban planes. The Cuban planes reportedly then returned to Cuba. Gonzalez claimed he obtained this information from the SFNE office in Miami, but could not say just who saw the incident in the Dominican Republic." Page 3: CIA Field Information Report: Country: Cuba/Dominican Republic, Place & Date Acq.: United States, Miami (10 February 1965), Subject: 1. Trips to Cuba on 17 and 20 December by Eloy GUTIERREZ Menoyo, SFNE leader. 2. Recruitment of Men by Emilio Vera Leyva for Overthrow of Francois Duvalier. "1. Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo, military leader of the Segundo Frente Nacional del Escambray (SFNE, Second National Front of the Escambray), is said to have made his first trip to Cuba on 17 December 1964 on the 23-foot SEA BIRD. He returned to the Dominican Republic on about 20 December, he again left for Cuba. According to Cuban broadcasts, he was captured. 1) Gutierrez had planned to make the trip on a boat owned by the Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil (DRE, Students' Revolutionary Directorate), but it was not possible because the duel craft was out of commission. 2. Canadian-built Dominican navy corvettes and jet aircraft painted white with a red stripe on the underside of the wings were said to have escorted Gutierrez to a point about 20 miles off the Cuban coast. (CONTINUED BELOW)

104-10217-10181: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT: AMFIX-1 RECENTLY RETURNED TO MIAMI AFTER HAVING BEEN IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WHERE HE HAD CONTACT WITH THE SFNE, THE MRR AND JURE

02/23/65, Field Information Report: (CONTINUED) "3. Emilio Vera Leyva, a Cuban exile residing in Puerto Rico in the Dominican Republic, knew of Gutierrez' plans and, although he was not associated with him, offered Gutierrez his contacts in the Baracoa area, Oriente Province. Vera is said to have contact in the Dominican Republic with the captain of Coast Guard Cuttor No. 106. 4. Vera is allegedly involved with Eladio del Valle Gutierrez, also known as 'Llito,' in recruiting personnel for an operation directed toward the overthrow of Haitian dictator Francois Duvalier. 1. Field Comment: When Gutierrez appeared on Cuban radio and television on 2 February, he said that he had entered Cuba on 28 December and was captured on 23 January 1965, two days before his capture was announced by the Cuban Government..."

104-10192-10039: CABLES RE: POSSIBLE BOAT OPERATIONS BY MIRR

03/13/65, Cable from JMWAVE to IW: "SUPDATA: AMFIX-1 in AMOT Report DD 1288 received dated 11 March 65. A-1 is unidentified individual, para 1. A-1 scheduled for Panam 1105 local departure for Puerto Rico. Will report details as developed. RID: Index..." Pages 4-5: CIA Intelligence Information Cable: "1. On 9 March 1965, Orlando Bosch Avila, Chief of the Movimiento Insurreccional de Recuperacion Revolucionaria (MIRR, Insurrectional Movement for Revolutionary Recovery) met with an unidentified individual skilled in small boat operations to request that the individual cooperate with the MIRR in a maritime project which would take place in the near future from a Key in the Bahamas. Bosch said the MIRR had two boats for the project, one of which would be the 'Adelaida Pereda' which is presently fishing for lobsters in the Bahamas. 2. On 10 March at another meeting with the same unidentified individual, Bosch said it was necessary that the individual go to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to pick up a boat which is owned by a native Puerto Rican who had made it available to the MIRR for the purpose of aiding MIRR activist operations. According to Bosch, the boat is a formula 225 (as received), 23 feet long, and is docked at a pier in San Juan. The boat possibly was to be taken to Planas Key (in 22-30, W 73-30); however, this is not definite. The key, according to Bosch, is abandoned and will be the place from which MIRR will operate. Bosch also said that some weapons (unspecified) would have to be picked up and taken to Planas Key along with the boat. 3. Bosch was to provide airplane tickets to Puerto Rico on 11 March and last minute instructions for the transfer of the boat. (Field Comment: Subsequent information indicates that the unidentified individual may have departed for Puerto Rico on 12 March)."

104-10192-10031: MOVIMENTO INSURRECTIONAL RECUPERACION REVOLUCIONARIA (MIRR), VOL. II.

12/03/65, Cable from JMWAVE: "SUPDATA: No project. AMCHEER-1 from AMFIX-1 in AMOT Report DD-1696 of 1 Dec. AMFIX-1 provided general information 27 Nov and clarifying data orally 2 Dec. Request not reveal AMFIX-1 identity and preserve byline. See also NYDO 1396. DIR index Sampedro. Filed 031736Z....Subject: 1. Site in Miami which MIRR possibly is storing explosives. 2. Possibility that MIRR is still considering sabotage of a vessel in Puerto Rico." Page 44: ..."SOURCE: A Cuban emigre who has many contacts among Cuban emigre groups. Previous reporting from this source has proven to be fairly reliable."

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