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Cryptonym: AMHINT-30

Definition:
Albor Ruiz Salazar, used the war name "Raul".
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A cable on August 25, 1962, reporting on the AMSPELL (DRE) raid and shelling on the Sierra Maestra Hotel and the Blanquita Theatre the day earlier, stated that AMHINT-30 commanded the Juanin I, with AMHINT-2 (Juan Manuel Salvat Roque) aboard directing the operations. The crew were reportedly Bernabe Pena Pallete, AMHINT-41, Enrique Torres Angulo, Carlos Hernandez Sanchez (AMHAZE-2524, and probably also had the cryptonym AMHINT-33), and Jose Basulto Leon (possibly/speculative AMHINT-21). Leslie Nobregas' Susan Ann provided escort and cover to Juanin 1 on the raid. Its crew was allegedly made up of AMHINT-38, 45, 46, 35, Ignacio Arjona Suri, Rodolfo Vidal Alvarez, Luis Campa Saupa, and Lazaro Farinas Ruiz, and one unidentified individual, who were all DRE members.
Sources:

104-10171-10024: REPORT ON DEBRIEFING OF CUBAN REFUGEES

"On 7 August 1961 AMBLINK-1 (probably Jack Stewart) debriefed the following Cuban refugees at the ODURGE/INS base: Albor Ruiz Salazar, Angel Jorge Nobregas y Heria, Arturo Morales y Casias, and Jenaro I. Hermida y Rodriguez, who arrived in Florida aboard the CONCHA from Varadero, Matanzas province. Albor Ruiz Salazar, aka "Raul", was born in Cardenas, Matanzas Province, on 27 November 1940. He is unmarried and lives in Varadero Beach, Matanzas Province. He is a graduate of the Methodist School, La Progresiva, in Cardenas, and was also a first year law student at the University of Habana. He is currently the provincial leader of the (DRE) for Matanzas. He was sent to the United States with a letter of introduction from 'Cesar'/AMHINT-40, national supply chief of the DRE in Cuba, to Juan-Manuel Salvat, the acting secretary general of the DRE in Miami, and to two student leaders known in exile as 'Bruno' and 'Diego'. The letter gave Ruiz authority to represent the Cuban National Committee of the DRE while in the United States. Ruiz gave the following 'war names' of members of the National Committee of the DRE, but refused to give their real names: 'Anibal', secretary-general; 'Miguel Angel', secretary of organization; 'Angel', secretary of action and sabotage; 'Chino', secretary of propaganda..." Marginalia identifies Albor Ruiz as 201-305092.

104-10181-10333: CABLE: AMHINT COURIER ALBOR RUIZ SALAZAR INFORMS DRE MIAMI:

8/10/61, cable from JMWAVE to Director, slugline JMZIP PSYCH: "Main purpose trip to USA (of AMHINT courier Albor Ruiz Salazar) was to learn (CIA) plans for AMHINT clandestine organization in Cuba which reorganized now (in) all provinces except Pinar del Rio. When WAVE could not provide this, Salvat/AMHINT-2 stated that Miro Cardona/AMBUD-1 has informed the DRE he will have the plan and full materiel support within ten days; that all guidance and control of DRE will be through AMBUD/CRC; that the DRE should designate their rep to sit in AMBUD."

104-10171-10036: DISPATCH: MAY PROGRESS REPORT - AMSPELL

6/23/62: dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: Page 2: ..."3...From September 1960 to the advent of the April invasion, AMSPELL efforts were directed primarily in building up a clandestine organization (AMHINT-1 to AMHINT-30) in PBRUMEN and secondarily in producing anti-CASTRO propaganda throughout the hemisphere."....

104-10171-10334: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/AMSPELL PROGRESS REPORT - JULY 1962

7/21/62: This letter from "Bernie" (probably Carl Jenkins, aka Ernest Sparks, Ernie and Bernie) has marginalia that identifies AMHINT-30 as "Albor". The previous page identifies AMHINT-53 as "Luis". At pages 19-22: "Raul", identified as AMHINT-30, writes a letter to "Brother Cesar", identified as AMHINT-40 on July 21, 1962: "First of all I wish to convey my best wishes to you and that you are well and in the company of Luis (AMHINT-53), Jose Alfredo, Angel, Miguel, (Lester Garcia), Juanito, etc...take care of yourselves and be alert because we have received reports that G-2 has you spotted and is giving you 'rope'. At the first sign of suspicious movement, seek asylum. For if you are arrested, goodbye DRE..."

104-10171-10329: CABLE: AMMINT-2 REPORTED AT 1400 HOURS 25 AUG THAT AMSPELL MISSION

08/25/62: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline GYROSE AMHINT: "1. AMHINT-2 reported at 1400 hours 25 Aug that AMSPELL mission had shelled Havana north coast particularly Posita Horneda Hotel (now Sierra Maestra Hotel) and Blanquita Theatre (not Chaplin Theatre) at 2330 hours local on 24 Aug...Total of 17 men, mostly AMSPELL members participated this op... 2. Juanin I was attack craft with one 20 mm cannon. Small arms were present but not used. Susan Ann acted as escort and cover. Extent her armament unknown. Juanin I was commanded by AMHINT-30 with AMHINT-2 aboard directing operations. Crew members were Bernabe Pena Pallete, AMHINT-41, Enrique Torres Angulo, Carlos Hernandez Sanchez, and Jose Basulto Leon as gunners. 3. Susan Ann Capt was Leslie Nobregas Heria with crew AMHINTS-38, 45, 46, 35, Ignacio Arjona Suri, Rodolfo Vidal Alvarez, Luis Campa Saupa, and Lazaro Farinas Ruiz, and one unidentified individual, all AMSPELL members...5. AMSPELL has issued strong press statement along with official radio communique...Commented also that GPIDEAL (President Kennedy) failed deep promise that Cuba would not be abandoned. Now Cuba to become bloody Budapest of WH. Also announced simultaneous uprising AMSPELL guerrillas Sierra Escambray and that AMSPELL will continue fight with or without support, and with or without democracies of hemisphere...7. GPFOCUS (Attorney General, Robert Kennedy) telephoned ODENVY (FBI) SAC AM 25 Aug requesting info re incident. Apparently was most interested learn what points of law were violated and what legal action could be taken against participants this caper..."

104-10171-10041: DISPATCH: AMSPELL PROGRESS REPORT FOR AUGUST 1962

9/14/62, dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: Page 3: "c. AMSPELL: Harold R. NOEMAYR as "Roger Fox" meets Pedro YNTERIAN Garcia as regular PW operational Coordinator....AMHINT-30 during processing AMHINT maritime"...

104-10170-10051: DISPATCH: AMSPELL PROGRESS REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 1962

10/09/62, dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: "MILITAR INFILTRATION OPS TRAINING: ....Albor Ruiz, Resp. Asuntos Navales, US$ 200"...

104-10170-10069: DISPATCH: AMSPELL PROGRESS REPORT - MAY 1964

06/08/64, dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: "DRE ORGANIZATIONAL CHART - MAY 1964: 4. Radio Programs:....Albor RUIZ"...

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