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Cryptonym: AMICE-14

Definition:
Miguel A. Diaz Isalgue, a "principal" in the AMTRUNK operation. Used the alias "David Pardo".
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Diaz Isalgue was also assigned the cryptonym AMCHALK-5.
Sources:

104-10215-10170: Memorandum: Contacts of AMTRUNK-10

In the late fifties, AMICE-14 was living with Cubela and Faure Chaumont in the US months after Cubela Killed the Cuban intelligence chief. (9/27/63 memo)

104-10247-10275: DEBRIEFING OF MIGUEL DIAZ INSALGUE

6/23/61 cable from Chief of Base, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: Miguel Diaz left Marathon on 4/12/61 with 800 pounds of C-3 and C-4 as well as small arms and ammunition. In Havana at time of Bay of Pigs.

104-10225-10008: AMSTALK-1

"Recruited as AMTRUNK team leader March 1963; became P/A and team leader for several AMTRUNK ops...he recruited AMTRUNK-10 (Ramon Guin Diaz) and possibly AMTRUNK-11 (Carlos Pedraza) who in December 1965 were arrested with AMLASH-1 for counter-revolutionary activities. Tried in March 1966. Serving 30 years." By 1966, he was known as AMSTALK-1.

104-10225-10014: Biographic Profile AMCHALK/5 aka AMICE/14

The document states Diaz Isalgue was a "JMWAVE Team Leader and Principal Agent. Subject participated in 15 black infil operations into Cuba during this period. It also states that Isalgue was also known under the cryptonym AMCHALK-5. https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10225-10014.pdf

104-10247-10238: INFO ON AMICE 14

"Subject was trained during November 1961 when Station was under considerable pressure from headquarters to train and infiltrate agents into (Cuba). Subject and several others were selected from FORDC, rushed through training and prepared for infiltration. However, before subjects could be infiltrated, policy changed and the infiltration was postponed...Currently, operational assignment hinges on the outcome of WAVE disengagement (with) FORDC in favor of supporting a new labor structure with a unified labor plan. Looking at withheld Reel 19, Folder G, it is clear that at least pp. 10-17 are about AMICE-14, see https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=55088#relPageId=17&tab=page

104-10247-10327 DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF LCFLUTTER RESULTS - AMICE-14

Paul Napolilli wrote that on 3/6/63 AMICE-14 was fluttered at the request of Irving Peggins. Examiner did not believe that an adequate interpretation of the results was possible. "Subject is a member of AMICE-27's group which was turned over to KUBARK with a plan of their own making for an operation against Cuba."

104-10215-10325: CABLE: MAJOR RAMON GUIN HID MIGUEL DIAZ IN HIS HOME AUGUST 63

9/13/63 memo from Rio de Janeiro to Director: "Major Ramon Guin/AMTRUNK-10 hid Miguel Diaz in his home August 63...Diaz reportedly stated he authorized by 'Bob Kennedy' offer large sum money for MIG 21 if Cuban pilot would fly plane to (United States)."

104-10247-10244: SUBJECT HAS RECORD OF LOYAL SERVICE CLANDESTINE OPS (AMICE)

11/20/61 cable, slugline JMZIP KUCAGE AMICE, from JMWAVE to Director: "Subject record of loyal service clandestine ops (five black exfiltrations) in and out of (Cuba) plus avowed anticommunism offsets ref ODIBEX source (illegible) C-6. Unless advised otherwise WAVE plans continue AMICE infil training." Chief of Station comment: "Concerned Miguel Diaz Isalgue."

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/docid-32373816.pdf

(page 22 of 24): September 1963 AMTRUNK Progress Report: "The AMTRUNK team was picked up by the British destroyer "Caprice" at Cay Sal on the afternoon of 23 August approximately 20 minutes before the (CIA) boat 'Matusa Times' reached them. The cover story given to the Brits was that they were a group of refugees fleeing from Cuba...AMICE-27 used the name 'Leon Lopez'; AMICE-14 used the name 'David Pardo'; AMTRUNK-7 used the name 'Carlos Menendez'; AMTRUNK-8 used the name 'Rodrigo Fernandez Lopez'; AMTRUNK-9 used the name 'Jose Lopez'...the majority of the talking was done by the team leader AMICE-27." (p. 10): At the time of their landing, they first touched base at the farm of Antonio Garcia and Francisco Garcia, where they left for a series of destinations. (p. 20): The group called into Jorge Volsky/AMTRUNK-1 on the evening of 8/23/63.

104-10102-10226: AMTRUNK OPERATION

"The two AMTRUNK principals, Moreno (AMTRUNK-27) and Miguel A. Diaz Isalgue (AMICE-14) claimed to have contact with high-level (Government of Cuba) officials. They completed four infiltration missions to Cuba and were terminated in March 1964. Early phases of the operation resulted in the recruitment of Ramon Tomas GUIN Diaz (AMTRUNK-10), Modesto Orlando OROZCO Basulto (AMTRUNK-9) and Carlos PEDRAZA Aguilar (AMTRUNK-11). Guin was arrested in February 1966. (Cubela was arrested at the same time, separately.) OROZCO, after reportedly running scared, was exfiltrated and terminated in March 1964. He returned to Cuba in December 1964 on an independent exfiltration mission and apparently remained in Cuba. There is some speculation that he might have been G-2. His knowledge of the identity of internal AMTRUNK agents caused the planned infiltration mission to be scrubbed. PEDRAZA was arrested in December 1965, tried for alleged CIA activities and given a 30 year sentence."

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