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Cryptonym: AMGIRAFFE

Definition:
An unknown CIA asset involved with Cuban exiles members of the Unidad Revolucionaria (UR).
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
A cable in March of 1968 stated that CIMOTIF-1 was formerly AMGIRAFFE.
Sources:

104-10226-10015: CABLE RE: CONCERNING REF A QUERY, BELL PLS FORWARD REF C TO WAVE

2/1/61 memo stating that AMGIRAFFE was given a message by the CIA concerning the "Bona Fides" of Wilfredo H Brito. Additionally, it states that AMGIRAFFE passed the findings about Brito to exile Tony Nunez who then avoided AMGIRAFFE because the unknown asset disputed a related claim by Nunez that claimed a network of Cuban operatives posed a danger.

104-10226-10034: CONTACT REPORT BETWEEN "JUSTO" AND MR. HICKS

10/3/61. This memorandum list members of the Unidad Revolucionaria, among them are Tony Nunez and Wilfredo Brito. This document also notes that Mr. James Pekich of the CIA was present at these meetings discussing the planned infiltration of Cuba with Agency supported exiles.

104-10229-10000: CRC FINANCE.

03/20/67: CIA document: Subject: Review of Certain Hero and Martyr Case Files: Page 3: "20) Teresa Suarez (Case #111) $100.00. Widow of Jesus Carreras. No memorandum - only letters."

104-10229-10002: CRC ADMIN/BUDGET/FINANCE, AUGUST 68.

10/02/67: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: TYPIC/AMBUD/Operational/Hero & Martyr Documentation: "1. Teresa Suarez Tous, widow of Jesus Carreras (AMBUD Dependency Case #111), has advised that she does not have a copy of her marriage certificate and is reluctant to request it from Cuba because she fears reprisals against anyone attempting to obtain documents pertaining to her late husband who was executed by the Cuban Government in 1961 for having plotted against the Castro regime. 2. In lieu of the marriage certificate, the widow has provided a notarized affidavit (copy attached herewith) attesting to her marriage to Jesus Carreras on 30 January 1960 in Havana, Cuba. In addition, the daughter's birth certificate which was forwarded under Reference B lists Teresa Suarez Tous and Jesus Carreras as parents."

104-10229-10002: CRC ADMIN/BUDGET/FINANCE, AUGUST 68.

03/01/68: Cable: Slugline CIMOTIF TYPIC: "1. In recent 15 to 20 Feb personal trip to JMWAVE area, CIMOTIF-1 met Teresa Suarez who old friend and widow of IDEN A (Note: Jesus Carreras). According Suarez IDEN A executed in PBRUMEN (Cuba) around Aug 61 while on op for WOFIRM. As a result she and seven-year-old daughter now receiving 100-dollar-monthly pension from IDEN B which she states not according to terms of agreement worked out by IDEN A and WOFIRM representative in early 1960. Suarez states amount be 300 dollars monthly. 2. Although CIMOTIF-1 does not know whether IDEN A ever worked for WOFIRM or what terms of agreement were if IDEN A did, he still genuinely concerned about subsistence of Suarez and daughter on 100-dollar-monthly pension. CIMOTIF-1 feels responsibility to them because he states he recommended IDEN A to WOFIRM officer in early 1960. 3. CIMOTIF-1 in process of writing detailed report on what he remembers about case. He does remember IDEN A joined forces with IDEN C in order to accomplish op. Station will pouch when received. Meanwhile would appreciate HQs and JMWAVE check into case. Station would like alleviate CIMOTIF-1 concern this case ASAP since he one of station key assets. 4. JMWAVE: CIMOTIF-1 was formerly AMGIRAFFE." On page 42, IDEN A, B, and C are all redacted.

104-10103-10120: MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD: INTERVIEW WITH MR. JAMES S. PEKICH

8/10/77. This memo records the interview of James S. Pekich, the CIA employee present at related UR meetings. Pekich states that he was organizing the infiltration of Cuban exiles to carry out anti-Castro operations by setting up intelligence nets. Yet he insists these plots did not include plans of assassination despite allegations to the contrary.

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Carmine Savastano • Gavin McDonald

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