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Cryptonym: AMICE

Definition:
FORDC, Frente Obrero Revolucionario Democratico Cubano. The English translation is Labor Revolutionary Democratic Front of Cuba.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
See 104-10260-10231: Rebholtz was the FORDC/PW case officer.
Sources:

1993.08.05.10:41:34:710005: HSCA MATERIAL REVIEWED AT HEADQUARTERS -- CUBAN COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY H

The Cuban Counterrevolutionary Handbook describes FORDC as "composed of exiled anti-Communist labor unions. FORDC was a member of the Cuban Revolutionary Council (CRC) (and the FRD)...FORDC maintains a New York delegation...2500 members in Miami...1500 elsewhere in the US...estimates the total (of Cuban members) at 500 to 600." Leading personalities in early 1965 included Cesar Lancis Bravo, president; Luis Penelas Gonzalez, secretary general; Mario Fontela Alfonso, treasurer; Mario Massip Masiques, press and propaganda secretary; Jose Antonio Hernandez Oyalvide, organization secretary.

104-10233-10199: ORGANIZATION AND CONTROL OF A WAVE UNILATERAL ASSET

2/28/62 memorandum for the record by Harold R. Noemayr/Ross Crozier: "On 27 February 1962, this case officer held a long meeting with AMICE-1/Pascasio Linera and AMPANIC-1/Jose Eduardo Mallo concerning the organization and control of the WAVE unilateral asset, FORD. The meeting was prompted by an offer by AMICE-1 to remedy FORD political problems through reorganization on a representative and non-partisan basis. To appreciate the problems and weaknesses in the WAVE labor effort, certain factors must be recorded: 'a. FORD was created by WAVE, not by a spontaneous or determined effort by Cuban labor exiles to form an organization; b. FORD was founded in exile - not in the Cuban underground - which tends to make it more synthetic than other groups; c. FORD admittedly does not possess the best of Cuban experience and leadership, and if anything, has some rather dubious and controversial characters in their midst; d. FORD's existence has been jeopardized and haunted since the beginning by the presence and intrigues of the more competent but less democratic CTC in Exile, or the Eusebio Mujal labor movement... At this meeting, AMICE-1 described FORD as no longer under WAVE control and broken up in chaotic dissension; that there were only three so-called 'Independents' on the 'Executive Committee' which WAVE could count on for response to guidance and control (AMICE-1, AMICE-3, and AMOT-20)...It is important to point out at this time that the MONTECRISTI group, which leads the controlling bloc, is the subject of a WAVE investigation which thus far has revealed that the MONTECRISTI movement is penetrated, if not controlled, by the ANARCO-SINDCIALISTAS, an international organization which in turn is penetrated by various Castro front organizations. (Although the ANARCO-SINDICALISTAS overtly and publicly profess to be anti-Castro.)"

104-10273-10262: DISPATCH:OPERATIONAL REPORT ON ACTIVITIES OF GERALD P.HEMMING JR., AKA JERRY PATRICK

6/1/62 dispatch from Chief of Station, JMAVE to Chief, Task Force W, slugline Operational/GYROSE KUCAGE: "Forwarded under separate cover is a latter from (Gerry Hemming) to Jose Figueres, former President of Costa Rica, describing his para-military activities in (the US)...It should be pointed out that FORDC as a CIA-sponsored entity is a well known 'secret' and that (Hemming) should 'inadvertently' trust his 'confidential' letter to one of their secretaries certainly appears as though he were seeking a channel to (CIA).

104-10227-10270: CABLE RE: AMOT/20 REPORTED 1 MAR THAT MAVERICK GROUP CRC LABOR LEADERS INCLUDING MARCOS HIRIGOYEN

3/5/63, JMWAVE to Director: AMOT-20 reported that a maverick group was breaking from FORDC and was promised support by George Meany and AFL-CIO reps. This would disrupt the KUWOLF purpose for forming FORDC. Author suggests to tell this to their "cleared contacts" within AFL-CIO.

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