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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."

104-10132-10236: CABLE REGARDING ARREST OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD

11/22/63 cable from JMWAVE to Director, WAVE 8049: "Local Miami radio stations carrying report one Lee H. Oswald arrested as prime suspect in President assassination. AMHINT-53 reports AMSPELL (DRE) delegate had radio debate with Lee H. Oswald of Fair Play for Cuba Committee sometime in August 1963 on New Orleans station WDSU. According AMSPELL files, Oswald former US Marine who had traveled Moscow 59 at which time renounced American citizenship and turned passport over to American consulate. Allegedly lived in home Sov foreign minister for two months. In course radio debate subj confessed he Marxist. Above info has not been passed ODFOAM/Navy, ODACID/State or ODENVY/FBI as AMSPELL plans news release circa 1300 hours November 22." This message was sent 2242 Zulu time - Central Standard Time is 5 hours earlier, or 5:42 pm. It seems evident that there was a typo, and the press release probably went out at 1800 hours, or 6 pm Central Standard Time.

104-10171-10003: G-2 PENETRATION ACTION AGAINST AMSPELL ORGANIZATION AND OTHER GROUPS

1/22/63 dispatch from Chief of Station, JMWAVE to Chief, TFW: "On 4 January 1963 AMHINT-27 met with REDACTED in New York City, and REDACTED advised him that Jorge BRINGUIER Medina, the Secretary General of AMSPELL/DRE in Cuba, is a G-2 agent. Medina and AEDO (first name unknown), who was paid by REDACTED to be on the AMSPELL National Executive, were actually G-2 penetrations. They planned to "roll up" the entire AMSPELL organization in "one sweep" and then escape and contact AMHINT-53 in the JMWAVE area. Medina was in contact with AMHINT-53 while in (Cuba) and planned to use AMHINT-53 to establish his bona fides with (CIA)."

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Jefferson Morley • Bill Simpich

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