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Cryptonym: AMHINT-8

Definition:
Unknown identity. AMHINT-8's 201 number was 201-283951. Active with John Koch Gene/AMHINT-26 and others in training during late 1961.
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10074-10388: CABLE: WAVE STARTED TRAINING INFILS IN CLANDESTINE OPS ON 2 OCT

10/11/61: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline JMZIP KUCAGE: "1. WAVE started training AMHINT infils in clandestine ops on 2 Oct as follows: A. AMHINT-26 (306319); B. AMHINT-27 (306461); C. AMHINT-8 (283951)"....

1994.05.06.09:39:23:590005: Reel 25, Folder X - DRE [[CRYPT]] OPERATIONS.

11/8/62 cable from JMWAVE to Director: "Since forwarding (WAVE 0606) (CIA-DRE) relations have fluctuated up and down with each agonizing turn of policy and world events...(AMSPELL) has now categorically advised WAVE that they will not agree to (CIA) paying (AMHINT) salaries. In fact (AMSPELL) would prefer that (CIA) have no contact with any (AMHINT) delegates except delegation chief."

104-10171-10253: CABLE: 3 APR AMINT-8 REPORTED MORNING 2 APR AMSPELL CALLED SPECIAL MEETING ITS MILITARY SECTION, SPEAKER WAS AMHINT-5

4/4/63 cable JMWAVE to Director: "3 April AMHINT-8 reported morning 2 April (DRE) called special meeting (of) its military section. Speaker was AMHINT-5. He told military section relations with (CIA) have come to impasse and no alternative for (DRE) but break relations and continue without aid...AMHINT-8 made comment that last month (March) (DRE) drew all its account out of local bank."

104-10170-10097: REF B IS SOLE RECENT AMSPELL DECLARATION OF ANTI-PBPRIME TONE WHICH HAS COME TO OUR ATTENTION

4/12/63: Cable JMWAVE to Director: "(UFGA 8361) is sole recent AMSPELL declaration of (anti-US) tone which has come to our attention. Because of Holy Week, JMWAVE efforts (to) contact both AMSPELL leaders and AMHINT-8 (AMSPELL 'penetration') in order (to) comply (DIR 32151) thus far unsuccessful. However, since AMSPELL usually dilatory in response (to) our requests, request MONT ask ()BUZZ-1 obtain (anti-American declaration) request from AMBARB-15."

104-10075-10058: JMWAVE CABLE RE KENNEDY MEMORIALS BY CUBAN REFUGEES IN MIAMI

11/25/63: JMWAVE to Director, WAVE 8142: "IMMEDIATE ACTION. Sitrep 24 and 25 November 1963. I. INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS A. KUJUMP Intel nothing to report. B. WAVE intel nothing to report. C. XOLA AND KUTUBE-D nothing to report. D. Press and radio...DRE held Castro responsible for President's death, and recalled threats Castro made against Kennedy in remarks made (illegible) September 63. DRE also recalled Lee Oswald attempts infiltrate DRE and his clash with DRE in New Orleans earlier this year (WFAB 22 Nov)...OPERATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS..."Amidst exile rumors circulating in reference to Pres. Kennedy's death is story that Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo commented on 21 Oct that 'something very big would happen soon that would advance Cuban cause'. Possibly related is SNFE member Manuel Rodriguez, alleged to be violently anti-Kennedy, is living in Dallas, Texas. (see WAVE 8130)." Note that Eloy Gutierrez provided his tip on November 21, not October 21, as documented by WAVE 8130: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=7471&relPageId=2

Alan Weberman, "The Oswald Code"

Weberman posits that it is possible that "Julio Fernandez" was Jose Lanusa (or another DRE member or ally). "Dr. Guillermo Belt, the former Cuban Ambassador to the United States from 1945 to 1947 advised the Washington Field Office of the FBI on November 26, 1963, that he had received a call from Jose Antonio Lanusa November 25, 1963 last, in connection Subject. Lanusa advised Subject appeared in Miami one or two months ago and attempted to infiltrate anti-Castro organization DRE. Subject stated he could train DRE members in guerrilla warfare to be used against Castro. Subject later observed in New Orleans passing out Communist literature and therefore labeled Communist and Castro supporter. DRE had nothing further to do with Subject. [FBI DL 89-43-699 NARA FBI 124-10159-10416] Jose Antonio Lanusa later retracted his statement that linked Oswald to Castro." Also see Betty Beale, “Clare Boothe Luce Weaves a Fascinating Tale,” San Francisco Examiner, November 15, 1975. Cf. 10 AH 83; NARA #104-10310-10080, p. 7, http://www.maryferrell.org//mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?absPageId=388203.

104-10002-10055: CONTINUING INVESTIGATION OF ALL PHASES OF OSWALD CASE. INFO ON DECLAN FORD, MARK LANE, THORNTON CAINE, PAUL D. BETHEL, ANGEL PEREZ, AND JOHN AND KATIA JACOBS

On Barry Gray's WMCA radio show in 1964, Paul Bethel stated that he "had heard from sources whom he trusted that Jack Ruby had been in Cuba several times on a clandestine basis subsequent to the United States break in relations with Castro. He had heard that these RUBY trips to Cuba might have had gambling connections centered around the Hotel Capri, in Havana, Cuba, whose front man was supposed to be George Raft, the movie actor. His sources had advised that Ruby had been in Cuba either two or three times, subsequent to the break in relations, in 1959 or 1960. One of the two sources whom he considered reliable as to Ruby's Cuban travel is Jose Lanuza (the z is underlined), whom he described as being affiliated with the Cuban Student Directorate (note: DRE/AMSPELL) in Miami, Florida (Miami telephone CA 1-5701). Bethel advised Lanuza could furnish information regarding the background of Lee Harvey Oswald and of his efforts to infiltrate the (DRE) group. As the second source, Bethel named Salvador Lew, who is associated with a Miami legal firm...On April 6, 1964, Bethel advised that another source to be contacted concerning information pertaining to Oswald and possibly to Ruby's trips to Cuba was Fernando Carandi, Miami, Florida..."

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