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Cryptonym: AMHOOK-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. A CIA document in September of 1963 referred to "much conflict in the MRR" between AMHOOK-1 and AMBRONC-5 (Juan Manuel Guillot Castellanos) towards the end of 1961.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
In addition, a CIA document in October of 1961 had mentioned that AMHOOK-1 was introduced to AMPUG-1 (Alfredo Izaguirre Revoi) by Juan Huarte y Tellechea.
Sources:

104-10226-10127: JMWAVE PM PAID TO JUAN HUARTE Y TELLECHEA 7,300 U.S. DOLLARS IN EXCHANGE FOR 36,500 CUBAN PESOS WHICH HE MADE AVAILABLE IN HAVANA TO MRR

10/31/61, CIA document: REF: UFGA-2401: Page 2: ..."8. When AMHOOK-1 was asked by a JMWAVE representative to state what he knew about a financial transaction that took place between AMPUG-1 and Juan Huarte Tellechea, he stated as follows: 'I was introduced to AMPUG-1 by Huarte. I heard that Huarte gave money to AMPUG-1 while in Cuba but I do not know any details about the exchange. If you want me to say I knew about it I will'"...

104-10193-10016: DEBRIEFING REPORT: SANTIAGO SANCHEZ DE LA TORRE - AKA "JOSE ANTONIO"

09/03/63, Debriefing #182, 29-30 August (0900 - 1300 hrs) report, Case Officer: Clarence E. Smeryage, Date and Place: Safehouse #182, 29-30 August: Page 2: ..."6. In late November, 1961 Subject moved into a 'guest house' where several other MRR members resided. House is called *House of Maria de la *Gallega and is located on 'J' Street between 21st and 23rd Streets, (REDACTION). Subject met 'Fernando', the Security Chief of the MRR at the guest house. Fernando continues to work in the underground. He also met (REDACTION) there. He met (REDACTION) who also continues to work in the underground. (REDACTION) had gone to the hills of Las Villas but returned to Havana. Another MRR man residing there was (REDACTION) Arturo *Mugarra and AMSALON/1 visited the house on occasion. Subject was once picked up at the house by AMSALON/1. During this period FNU (REDACTION), Aka Lucas, was arrested and Subject began to work with Mugarra. In December 1961, (REDACTION) took asylum. There was much conflict in the MRR during this period between AMHOOK/1 and AMBRONC/5. (Subject has many letters pertaining to this conflict but they were left in Mexico. AMBIDDY/1 is having someone pick up the letters. Case Officer will attempt to obtain these letters and review them. Subject claims he did not hand carry them to the U.S., as he thought our officials would seize them)."

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Gavin McDonald

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