A FBI memo in October of 1960 stated that an FBI informant reported that the attack on the Cuban Consulate in Miami, during that month, "was carried out by individuals connected with the FRD, including one Carlos Duquesne (phonetic) who allegedly is a member of the FRD student group."
A cable on October 11, 1961, stated that AMHINT-8's 201 number was 201-283951. AMHINT-8 was active with John Koch Gene (AMHINT-26), and Manuel Baro Esteva (AMHINT-27), among others, in infiltration training for clandestine operations. In addition, a dispatch in October, 1962, mentioned that in September, Carlos DuQuesne was Trainee Number 3 of Militar infiltration ops training, with a salary of $125.00.
A cable on April 4, 1963, stated that AMHINT-8 reported on the 2nd that the DRE called a special meeting of its military section, in which the speaker, AMHINT-5 (Isidro "Chilo" Borja), said that there was an impasse in its relations with CIA. Borja continued that there was no alternative for the DRE, but to break relations with the Agency, and continue action against the Castro regime independently. AMHINT-8 also stated that in March, 1963, the DRE had withdrawn its funds from its account in the local bank.
A cable on April 12, 1963, stated that "JMWAVE efforts contact both AMSPELL (DRE) leaders and AMHINT-8 (AMSPELL "penetration") in order comply Ref A (DIR 32151) thus far unsuccessful." Moreover, a AMWORLD memo on December 24, 1963, mentioned that AMJAVA-4 (Rafael Quintero) was asked about seven ex-DRE members, and he stated that Carlos Duquesne was now with the MRR. John Koch was also believed to have moved to the MRR.
10/21/60: FBI memo from Director to CIA Director: Subject: ANTI-FIDEL CASTRO ACTIVITIES: INTERNAL SECURITY - CUBA: Page 2: ..."Another informant with whom insufficient contact has been had to determine his reliability on October 13, 1960, advised that the attack on the Consulate was provoked by individuals connected with the FRD. The informant stated the incident was touched off as a result of the executions of Sinecio Walsh Rios, Plinto Prieto (AMPANIC-5) Ruiz and Porfirio Ramirez Ruiz, all of whom were engaged in anti-Castro activities and reportedly had either official or unofficial connection with the FRD. Still another informant on October 13, 1960, advised that the attack on the Consulate was carried out by individuals connected with the FRD, including one Carlos Duquesne (phonetic) who allegedly is a member of the FRD student group..."
04/11/61: Cable from JMWAVE to BELL: Slugline JMZIP PSYCH JORGE II: "Request approval run Op Jorge II per format WAVE 2174: A. DRE. B. Askatuta, 45-foot air-sea rescue type. C. Beach landing-DRE reception. D. 121900Z Islamorada...H. Infiltrate DRE leaders: Frank Bernardino Babot (raider) (201-281263), Jose Raffo Barrera (raider) (201-281271), Victor Espinosa Hernandez (raider) (AMHINT-24 - 201-285147), Carlos Duquesne Wylryez (WAVE trained general SAP ops) (201-283951). No cargo. I. Ship-shore radio telephone."
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)"...
10/09/62: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: Page 2 of DRE document titled: SALARY - 1-30 September, 1962: "MILITAR INFILTRATION OPS TRAINING...Carlos DuQuesne: Trainee # 3, US$ 125.00..." - - - Note that also on this list were Angel A. Fontanils: Trainee # 5 (AMHINT-28); John Koch: Trainee # 12 (AMHINT-26); Juan M. Salvat: Sec. Asuntos Militares (AMHINT-2); Albor Ruiz: Resp. Asuntos Navales (AMHINT-30); Francisco Blanco: Trainee # 15 (AMHINT-56); Julio Hernandez Rojo: In Cuba (his family) (AMHINT-40); Isidro Borja: Ast. Sec. Asuntos Militares (AMHINT-5).
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."
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 (Isidro "Chilo" Borja). 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."
4/12/63: Cable from 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."
11/25/63: Cable from 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. KOLA 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
12/06/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMWORLD: REF: WAVE 86127: "IDEN members DRE MIL section known follow: 1. Bernabe Pena. 2. Gilberto Aleman. 3. Francisco Calvet. 4. Carlos Duquesne. 5. Juan M. Fiol. 6. Angel A. Fontanils (AMHINT-28). 7. Carlos Obregon. 8. Arnaldo Santa Cruz. 9. Ernesto Fernandez. 10. John Koch (AMHINT-26). 11. Lazaro Farinas. 12. Juan M. Salvat (AMHINT-2). 13. Albor Ruiz (AMHINT-30). 14. Luis Camps. 15. Julio Hernandez Rojo (AMHINT-40). 16. Isidro Borja (AMHINT-5). C/S Comment: *No record in cable (unintelligible) as of (unintelligible)-6 Dec 63."
12/24/63: Memorandum from Richard B. Beal: AMWORLD Meeting in Washington on 24 December 1963: Subject: Information on Ex-DRE Members: "1. AMJAVA-4 (Rafael Quintero) was asked about seven ex-DRE members. 2. The following four members are now with the MRR. AMJAVA-4 promised biographic information on them. a. Carlos Duquesne. b. Carlos Obregon. c. Lazaro Farinas. d. John Koch (AMHINT-26). 3. Juan M. Fiol. Joining MRR has been discussed with him; however, as yet he has not joined. 4. Ernesto Fernandez Traviese. He is studying in Spain to be a priest. He will not be taken into the MRR. 5. Bernabe Pena. He is with the DRE; he is not with MRR."
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.
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..."