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Cryptonym: AMHALF-2

Definition:
German Roosen, Second Secretary at the Uruguayan embassy in Havana. Willing to assist in helping people defect for a fee.
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
The wife of AMHALF-2 met with Tony Sforza in Mexico to discuss an "exfiltration" on 11/22/63. This may have been about AMCANOE-3, who was attempting to escape from Cuba that day. There was discussion about trying to get him into the Uruguayan embassy before trying the same manuever with AMLEO-3.
Sources:

104-10400-10126: AMLEO-3 RECEIVED PHONE CALL FROM WIFE

9/18/63 memo from JMWAVE to Director: "At 2100 hours 7 Sept 63 AMLEO-3 received phone call from wife Hava stating she had maneuvered personal meeting with AMTHUG-1 (Fidel Castro) at his Santa Maria beach house some two hours previously. Result (of the) conversation, during which wife pleaded for permission (to) leave Cuba, was AMTHUG-1 told her if A-3 wanted (to) see wife, children he would come (to) Cuba to do so. AMTHUG-1 also said he knew A-3 was behind and to blame for many recent attacks and anti regime activities now occurring (in) Cuba." "Wife AMHALF-2 currently Miami discussing with WAVE possible asylum for AMCANOE-3 which WAVE would like (to) carry out 14 Sept. This op if successful would be valid test (for) AMHALF-2 mechanism. Thus if it worked out it could be used 19/20 Sept for arranging asylum for AMLEO-3's family. This channel involves using diplomatic car make pickup of potential asylee at fixed date, time and place and transporting prospective asylee into Uruguayan embassy past Cuban milit a guards. This technique has worked in the past but has not been used recently due (to the) fact diplomat who makes pickup with diplomatic car can be PNG'd (declared persona non grata) and potential asylee taken from car and arrested or shot...AMHALF-2 has fee for his asylum service but do not believe it will be prohibitive. However, AMHALF-2 is unscrupulous type and not entirely dependable thus desire (to) test this channel with AMCANOE-3 before it used with AMLEO-3's family."

104-10075-10172: JMWAVE CABLE RE IAPA DELEGATES SAID U.S. MUST OVERTHROW CASTRO BECAUSE THERE IS LITTLE CHANCE OF INTERNAL REVOLT

Memo written in late evening hours of 11/22/63 (apparently sent 11/23), IMMEDIATE ACTION JMWAVE to Director, WAVE 8057: ..."Miami Herald reported IAPA delegates said US must overthrow Castro because there is little chance (of) internal revolt. Latin editions did not think USSR would fight over Cuba, and agreed Castro regime must be eradicated for sake of hemispheric security...on WMIE 21 Nov Alfredo Perez Berreiro interviewed Brigade 2506 members to whom President spoke at airport on 18 Nov. They reported President said following: To Jose Perullero: 'I am not forgetting you.' To Bernardo Torres: 'I am not forgetting Cuba' and to Antonio Paz, 'Do not become desperate, everything will come.'...Operational Developments...Henry J. Sloman (Tony Sforza) departed WAVE for MEXI to meet (the) wife of AMHALF."

104-10075-10179: JMWAVE CABLE CONCERNING MARITIME EXFIL OF HEADQUARTERS ASSET

11/22/63 memo, IMMEDIATE ACTION JMWAVE to Director, WAVE 8065: "Henry J. Sloman arriving Mexi 22 Nov order meet with AMHALF-2. WAVE expecting priority message, *concerning maritime exfil of Headquarters asset*, in (Digraph-deleted)EXIT pouch which presumably will arrive MEXI 22 nov. Sloman will contact Choaden (David Phillips) by phone either at station or home 23 Nov arrange pick up any material EXIT-3 may have received 22 Nov."

104-10075-10206: JMWAVE CABLE REQUESTING NAME TRACES

11/27/63 memo, slugline AMHALF, from JMWAVE to Director: Most of document is redacted. Notice that two of the five people it is sent to are C/CI Jim Angleton and DDP Richard Helms.

104-10192-10336: CABLE: INFORMED BY JUAN MIGUEL (ANDRICAIN) ROMEPO, CO-OWNER NAVARRO TARARA DRUGSTORE MIAMI, ON 9 APR THAT JURE STATION WAGON PICKED UP JURE TRAINEES ON 6 APR

4/13/64 memo, from JMWAVE to Director: "AMHALF-2 reported member (of) JURE...visited him at Dupont Plaza Hotel on 9 Apr and asked if A-2 would grant asylum to member JURE and authorize him (to) carry out anti-Castro activities and communicate with persons outside Cuba from within AMHALF embassy. A-2 refused."

104-10093-10395: CUBAN TRAVEL

11/30/63 Mexico City memo to Director: "Travel data shows the Garman Roosen, Uruguayan DIP PP 2891 arrived in Mexico from Habana on 23 November..."

1994.06.17.11:32:59:600005: Reel 47, Folder H - MEXI 6320 - 6417 CABLES.

9/30/63: Slugline INTEL LIFIRE JMGIN. Arrived in Mexico City from Habana: "Uruguyans: German Roosen DIP PP No. 2891 and Alfredo Concalvez DIP PP No. 2757."

Philip Agee, Inside the Company, 285 of 572: http://survivorbb.rapeutation.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=874&start=10

"The main Miami operation related to Uruguay, however, is the AMHALF project involving three Uruguyan diplomats assigned in Havana. They are the Charge d'Affairs, Zuleik Ayala Cabeda, and two diplomats: German Roosen, Second Secretary, and Hamlet Goncalves, the First Secretary. No one of them is supposed to know that the other is working for the CIA but the Miami station suspects they have been talking to each other. Their tasks in Havana include arranging for asylum for certain Cubans, loading and unloading dead drops used by other agents, currency purchase and visual observation of certain port and military movements. Communication to the agents from Miami are through the One-Way-Voice-Link radio..."

104-10075-10206: JMWAVE CABLE REQUESTING NAME TRACES

11/27/63, WAVE 8204, memo to Director with slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMHALF, looks like this may be a description of the wife of AMHALF-2: "MEXI 4781 describes her arrival from Cuba by air 4 June 63. Subject appears ca 28 years old. 5 foot 6. Chestnut hair. About 125 pounds...Subj monthly traveler to Cuba and US."

3/16/63 Cincinnati Enquirer: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/101671724/

Story recounts how more than 200 Cuban refugees are allegedly in the Uruguyan embassy in Havana. There was a shootout involving four men who crashed into the embassy in a jeep, resulting in the death of Jose Antonio Lazo. "(Zuleik Ayala) said the men seeking asylum were not uniformed and had no weapons."

104-10075-10179: JMWAVE CABLE CONCERNING MARITIME EXFIL OF HEADQUARTERS ASSET

11/22/63 WAVE 8065 memo from JMWAVE to Director: "Henry J. Sloman (Tony Sforza) arriving Mexi 22 Nov order meet wife AMHALF-2. WAVE expecting priority message, concerning maritime exfil of headquarters asset, in ()EXIT pouch which presumably will arrive MEXI 22 Nov. Sloman will contact Choaden (David Phillips) by phone either at station or home 23 Nov arrange pick up any material which ()EXIT-3 may have received 22 Nov."

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