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Cryptonym: AMHINT-53

Definition:
Luis Fernandez-Rocha, Secretary General of the Revolutionary Student Directorate (DRE).
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10138-10170: MEMO: DRE - DIRECTORIO REVOLUTIONARIO ESTUDIANTIL (STUDENT REVOLUTIONARY DIRECTORY)

Fernandez-Rocha first came to the US in May 1960. Polygraphed March 1962, suspected of being G-2. Clearance granted 4/18/62 for use in DRE, given crypt AMHINT-53. "Featured on Channel 4 TV 26 Sept 62 as having been organizing DRE underground (in) Cuba since 20 May and having directed attack 24 Aug on Teatro Blanquita.

104-10171-10010: MEMO: EXFLITRATION OF AMHINT

6/20/62 from C/TFW/PA-PROP Seymour Bolten to C/TFW William Harvey: Urgent need of AMHINT/53 to be exfiltrated from Cuba as soon as possible, "discussed in the context of the arrest of AMBRONC/5 and the apparent roll-up of a large part of the MRR, along with the arrest of three chiefs in the DRE clandestine apparatus...the DRE is one of the most effective organizations engaged in operations against Cuba, both overtly through propaganda and covertly through an organized apparatus inside Cuba."

104-10065-10155: INFORMATION ON JULIO FERNANDEZ MOLINO AND OTHERS

Memo describes Luis Fernandez as former AMTOPIC-2, AMHINT-53, 201-316766. POA granted April 1962 - quit the DRE in 1964 to pursue medical studies.

124-10281-10090: No Title

7/7/64 FBI letterhead memo based on info from Ramon Machado, aka MM T-1: Luis Fernandez states that he is retiring from the DRE but that he still agrees with their program. He points out that it very difficult to stage raids on Cuba outside of the US "because of the large distances involved and the problem of obtaining the necessary equipment in other countries."

Contributors:
Jefferson Morley • Bill Simpich

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