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Cryptonym: AMICE-3

Definition:
Mario Massip Masiques. Was an official of FORDC (AMICE). He was an FBI informant from at least 1960 onward, and was of interest to the CIA from this point onward as well. In addition, Massip was named Press and Propaganda Secretary for FORDC in the Cuban Revolutionary Handbook entry of March 1965. Massip was also named as an associate of Luis Conte Aguero (AMCORE-2) in a CIA document of 1966.
Status:
Speculative
Sources:

1994.04.26.09:46:28:100005: REEL 52, FOLDER J - REINOL GONZALES

11/07/61, Transcript of interview of Reinol Gonzalez: ..."ORTEGA: Did you have contacts with CIA in Cuba and in Florida? GONZALEZ: Well, the CIA never had one contact only. The CIA was using many people and all were deciding more or less....But after the US Embassy left Cuba, that's when the revolutionary government broke off the realtions, they were using several Cuban agents trained in Guatemala camps and in Florida who came to Cuba and all of them had more or less the authority of delivering the equipment. For example among the individuals I remember among this group of agents were: Cawy Comellas, Jorge Comellas, Pascasio Lineras, Mario Massip and other Cubans. One called Omar, another Felipe and many others with false names, whose true identities were never discovered. Those had their direct contacts and radio transmitters, all direct with CIA, they made the requests and they were delivering the equipment here to the organization"....

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

2/28/62, Memorandum for the Record by Harold Noemayr: "1. On 27 February 1962, this case officer held a long meeting with AMICE-1 and AMPANIC-1 concerning the organization and control of the WAVE unilateral asset, FORD... 2. a. FORD was created by WAVE, not by a spontaneous or determined effort by Cuban labor exiles to form an organization. c. FORD admittedly does not possess the best of Cuban labor experience and leadership, and if anything, has some rather dubious and controversial characters in their midst. 3...there were only three so-called 'Independents' on the 'Executive Committee' that WAVE could count on for guidance and control: AMICE-1, 3, and AMOT-20." Page 3: "6. Obviously, the independents subject to WAVE approval would be AMICE-1, 3, AMOT-20 and two other selections responsive to WAVE control."

104-10165-10188: CABLE: AS OF 30 JUNE FOLLOWING IS STATUS OF TURNOVER TO JMCOBRA OF JMWAVE MHSPAWN ASSETS

06/28/63, cable from JMWAVE to Director Info JMCOBRA: "As of 30 June following is status of turnover to JMCOBRA of JMWAVE MHSPAWN assets:.. C. AMOTEX-66 and AMICE-3 were amicably terminated 26 and 27 June respectively." Handwritten note: "201-268918 and 201-188342" respectively.

104-10076-10396: JMWAVE CABLE RE SUBJECT AVAILABILITY FOR RIO ASSIGNMENT

12/12/63, cable from JMWAVE to Director: slug lines DYVOUR PBRUMEN "1. AMBUD-7 active member AMICE but not directly contacted by Station. Relations with him handled through AMOT-20 and AMICE-3. Cancelled POA being renewed. 2. A-7 available for Rio assignment and probably amenable, but recall no discussion of WAVE 3737 proposal. A-7 desired keep family WAVE area and estimated cost separate maintenance total $300 monthly plus ops expenses. Current salary $225 per month. 3. WAVE funds not available for AMICE reps abroad. Past exception for A-7 BOGO tour based special AMBUD status which no longer possible. Therefore suggest AMSTORM-1 correspondence include financial commitment RIOD willing undertake. Will advise A-7 reactions when A-1 offer received by AMICE."

104-10274-10243: DISPATCH: DENUNCIATION OF AMICE BY AMBANG-1 ORGANIZATION

06/29/64, dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: "1. Forwarded under separate cover is a copy of the June 1964 issue of the organ of the QKGLACE section of the AMBANG-1 organization. On the last page is a denunciation of another exile organization, not named but obviously AMICE. The opening statement accuses AMICE of being KUBARK-controlled. The article was probably precipitated by Anti-AMTHUG-1 statements given AMICE for JMMAYFLY by a number of QKGLACE leaders in Latin American countries which the AMBANG-1 organization claims as its own. It says, 'Everyone knows that these have supported our ideological line and organization only.' It berates AMICE for encroaching on this sphere of interest, and asks why AMICE does not use its 'ample funds' to line up support in countries where AMBANG-1 delegates cannot afford to go. 2. About a week ago Manuel Ray called AMICE-3 to apologize. Ray said the person responsible had been dismissed. AMICE-3 said that AMICE preferred to concentrate on getting support for the plight of Cuban workers, but that harassment from AMFAWN-1 org made it difficult, and that if AMICE's other flank was going to be attacked by JURE org AMICE members could not remain silent, and the ensuing situation might cripple exile effectiveness."

104-10178-10334: CABLE: CIA FILE ON REINALDO PICO

01/25 or 06/25/65, cable from JMWAVE to Director Info Withheld: sluglines QRSNIPE PBRUMEN "Details AMICE-31 recruitment and PRQ data being forwarded UFGA 19590. Assessment favorable and subj responsive per op. 2. Plan handle A-31 initial period primarily through AMICE-3 and AMOT-20, AMICE officials"....

1993.08.05.10:41:34:710005: CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY HANDBOOK

03/65, FORDC "I. E. Leading Personalities: ....Mario Masip Masiques - Press and Propaganda Secretary"...

104-10112-10070: DOCUMENT: TYPEWRITTEN NOTE RE LUIS CONTE AGUERO

03/21/66: "Estrada (Prado), Enrique - C-242 007 Estrada (Prado), Raul - C-227007 - Brother: Subject's brother was of C interest to the Agency from 1961 to 1963. ND. Aguero, Luis Conte - C-244508 - Correspondent: One Luis Conte Aguero, who was civilian leader of Christian Anti-Communist Front in 1961, was of operational interest to the Agency in 1961.... Massip, Mario - C-225492 - Associate: One Mario Massip (Masique), born 8 August 1917, Habana, Cuba, and who in 1964 was employed as Finance Secretary on the FORDC Committee, believed to be ident to Subject's associate, has been of C interest to the Agency since 1960. ND"

104-10165-10158: CABLE: AMCORE-2 HAS TENTATIVE INVITATION FROM PRES LOPEZ ARRELLANO OF HONDURAS

08/03/66, cable from JMWAVE to Director: "1. AMCORE-2 has tentative invitation from President Lopez Arrellano of Honduras and firm invitation Nicaraguan Senate President Antonio Cuadra Gutierrez to visit their countries. AMCORE-2 also wishes visit other Central American countries during above trip which would start with Honduras last August. Request addressees views. AMCORE-2 has recommended AMICE-3, AMBASAL-1, and AMWORD-3 accompany him."

104-10056-10016: CABLE: INFO RE HOWARD DAVIS

09/08/67, cable from JMWAVE to Director: "1. On 6 Sept 1967 AMICE-3 reported meeting one Mr. Howard Davis, an acquaintance of his on the street. AMICE-3 recalls that it was Davis who introduced him to Mr. Robert Brown, Panther Publications back in 1962. 2. Davis is a pilot currently flying for unidentified airline between New York, Chicago, and Detroit. He was with Captain William Morgan in Cuba. When he came to Miami in 1961 one of the places he visited in hopes of getting 'commando-type' job was the AMICE organization. This is how he knew AMICE-3 and was able to introduce him to Brown. 3. Station traces on Davis reflect he is identified in Director 38007, 8 May 63, as residing at 3350 N.W. 18th Terrace, Miami: DPOB: 1931, Chicago. Married to Cuban who works as technician for University of Miami. He was part-time salesman for unknown aircraft company and reportedly devoted major portion of time staying in touch with Cubana action groups and management of camp 180 miles south of Miami. Local investigation continues."

124-10197-10427: NO TITLE

04/25/68, FBI report from Leonard C. Peterson to the Director: Page 8: ..."On April 2, 1968, Key Source - Cuban, Carlos Zarrago Martinez advised SA Robert James Dwyer of the following information: 'Last Saturday Morales said that after his release from jail, he put out false information to Kaba, who reported it to Mario Masip of the FORDC, who, in turn, reported it to the FBI"..... An FBI report on 02/09/60, over 8 years previous, had stated: "MM T-10 is Mario Masip Macique, Miami (by request)." https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=94069&search=Mario_Masip+Masiques#relPageId=5&tab=page

104-10178-10334: MEMO: AMICE PROGRESS REPORT 1 APRIL-30 JUNE 1968

07/07/68, memo from CA/Henry J. Rubash to COS, JMWAVE (via: Chief, CA): "B. ADMINISTRATIVE: 2. During the fourth quarter of FY 68 a total of approximately $6,787 was spent on the AMICE activity. This amount includes termination payments made to AMICE-3 and AMOTEX-66... 3. AMICE-3 and AMOTEX-66 were terminated amicably as of 30 June 1968. The only remaining active AMICE agent is AMICE-34 who will be retained by JMCOBRA as the labor reporter for the AMHIM Bulletin."

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