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Cryptonym: AMICE-27

Definition:
Dr. Nestor Moreno, a "principal" in the AMTRUNK operation.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10102-10226: AMTRUNK OPERATION

Tad Szulc revealed in Feb. 1963 that Nestor Moreno was one of the originators of the Leonardo Plan that became AMTRUNK..."Szulc later said that George Volsky masterminded the plan, assisted by Moreno. It was agreed that CIA representatives would meet with Szulc and the two Leonardo planners, Moreno and Volsky, in Washington. The follow-up meeting of February 9 (in a safehouse) was attended by (Robert) Hurwitch, Tad Szulc, Jorge Volsky, Dr. Nestor Moreno, and David Morales, Col. A. Davies and Alfonso Rodriguez of the CIA."

104-10103-10112: OPERATIONAL/[DELETION]/AMTRUNK - PROJECT AMTRUNK OPERATIONAL REVIEW

3/31/63: "The AMTRUNK team, consisting of AMICE-27, AMICE-14, AMTRUNK-2 and AMTRUNK-3 were safehoused on 4 March 1963 at Safesite #164 on Plantation Key. Andrew S. Parmers, KUROAR instructor from Headquarters, was already at the training site when the team was brought there by the two case officers, Irving N. PEGGINS and Hobart J. VANDEBORN."

104-10102-10232: NESTOR ANTONIO MORENO LOPEZ

"Nestor Antonio Moreno Lopez - AMICE-27 - 201-312091...Moreno was born on 25 August 1921 in Havana, Cuba. His father was a Cuban Senator (1940-44) and the Minister of Public Works (1944)...In Miami after defection, he was associated with JURE. He was assessed in 1963 as being unfriendly to CIA. In February 1963 Moreno and Enrique Cayado Ribera (AMTRUNK-2) reportedly collaborated in the formulation of an operational plan to overthrow the Castro government. They discussed it with Jorge Volsky (AMTRUNK-1), who passed it to Tad Szulc (AMCAPE-1). Volsky and Szulc apparently conspired to have the plan passed to the 'political authorities' (Robert Hurwitch and the Kennedy Administration) in Washington in order to bypass the distrusted 'operational authorities' (the CIA)...Moreno's indiscretions were a serious problem...the censure of Moreno for talking to Szulc was just an attempt to plug one of many leaks...(he was terminated) in the sensitive aspects of AMTRUNK in November 1963."

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