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Cryptonym: AMFOX-1

Definition:
Juan Falcon Tamar, aka Juan Esteban. One of his aliases was "Montes", or Monty.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10103-10121: TYPED NOTE

AMFOX-1 is "Montes".

104-10103-10145: CABLE:79. MARCH 23 I TOLD LUIS BUENO TO ASK YOU OPINION REGARDING SABOTAGE CIA ELECTRIC COMPANY

3/27/61 memo is signed by "Monty", with a circle around his name is "201-281397". Marginalia next to his name is "Agent 2637" (also known as AMPANIC-7/Emilio Adolfo Rivero Caro), as well as AMBRONC-5/Juan Manuel Guillot Castelloro.

104-10506-10024: JUAN FALCON TAMAR

Juan Falcon aka Esteban was national coordinator of the MRR from May 1961 until his capture with 35 men in May 1962. 201-281397. On July 18, 1962 Falcon was interviewed on CMQ Television by REVOLUCION director Carlos Franqui, EL MUNDO director Luis Gomez Wanguemert, and HOY assistant director Raul Valdes Vivo. Six pages earlier, a 7/17/61 interview on Radio Rebelde is summarized. Juan Falcon Tamar was engaged in sabotage events: Burning the "petroquimica" of Cotorro; a plan to destroy national transport in general; destruction of three buses on Rt. 33; a plan to poison cattle; destroy other aspects of economy; assassinate Carlos Rafael Rodriguez; plan to assassinate Castro. Claimed to have CIA support.

104-10216-10041: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT AND REPORT COVER SHEET:1. STATUS OF ROLANDO CUBELA. 2. REASON FOR REMOVAL OF JOSE MATAR AS DIRECTOR OF COMMITTEE FOR THE DEFENSE OF THE REVOLUTION

In 1967, it looks like Juan Falcon Tamar has changed his name to "Jose Matar" and remains as AMFOX-1 with a new bio number of 201-058654. This means that Juan Falcon was a double agent working for Castro throughout his stint with the MRR.

104-10301-10001 EXCERPTS FROM HISTORY: WESTERN HEMISPHERE DIVISION, 1946-1965

In 1975, David Phillips wrote that AMFOX-1 was a CIA agent who WH Division thought might have been doubled.

Brian Latell, Castro's Secrets, page 10.

CIA officer, Brian Latell, cites Phillips' history to say that AMFOX-1 was a double, and adds that he was recruited as a stay-behind agent before the American embassy closed in Jan. 1961 and that he reported for a dozen years before he was outed in 1973.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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