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Cryptonym: AMICE-31

Definition:
Reinaldo Pico Ramon, captured at the Bay of Pigs.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10095-10202: MEMO: SUBJECT: MEDIA INQUIRY TO CUBAN EXILE JOURNALIST IN MIAMI RE CUBAN INVOLVEMENT IN WATERGATE CASE AND ATTITUDES IN MIAMI AREA.

Pico identified as AMICE-31. "POA granted 14 October 1960 as a PM (paramilitary) asset. Member 2506 Brigade, captured Bay of Pigs. Member of Prisoners Commission sent by Castro to Miami to negotiate release of prisoners in exchange for mechanical equipment and other supplies needed by Cuba. Defected and refused to accompany other members of Prisoners Commission on their return to Cuba in July 1961..."

104-10178-10307: DISPATCH PRQ PART I: AMICE-31

Pico's organizational affiliations include the JOC (he was the editor for their newspaper "El Luchador" and their bulletin "El Transporte") as well as the UTC labor organization. He was a member of a political action group known as the FORDC.

180-10147-10240: ANTI-CASTRO ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS AND LHO IN NEW ORLEANS

Pico was the labor chief of Paulino Sierra's government in exile in 1963.

124-90131-10022: No Title

8/3/61: "On August 3, 1961, Reinaldo Pico, one of the captured prisoners of war who chosen as one of the ten to form the Tractors of Peace Committee which came to the United States in an effort to secure tractors in exchange for the prisoners, remained in Miami, Florida...Mirto Collazo, another of the Committee of Ten Prisoners, who remained in the United States rather than return to the prisoner of war camp in Cuba..."

104-10247-10415: JOHN RETTIE'S MACHINATIONS; THE SITUATION IN MORELLA; THE AMBASSADOR'S "COMMITTEE OF TEN"

5/2/63 cable from Mexico City to Director: "(John) Rettie tells (Dudley) Doust that Ambassador Mann off the record described "The Committee of Ten", an anti-Communist action group under his direction..."According LIFEAT Rettie planned depart Mexi evening 29 April for New Orleans...on 29 March Rettie told LICOOKY-1 (according LIFEAT) that he "really sorry he unable go Morelia to do the story of the Ugly Americans". In another cable seven months later on 12/13/63, Mexico City station asked permission from GALBOND (J.C. King) and ASHMEAD (James Angleton) for permission to destroy tapes on Doust and Rettie. Permission was given as long as tapes were fully transcribed. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=28514&search=RETTIE#relPageId=2&tab=page

104-10178-10143: REQUEST FOR APPROVAL: REINALDO PICO RAMON

6/2/64 Request for Approval or Investigative Action from Wendell Ullery, WH/SA/IO. Pico identified as JMWAVE asset, C-85445. 201-284658. Signed at bottom by Jerry Ott and Bruce Cheever. Are they related somehow to Ullery? Ott also identified as SAS "telecoord" (also identified are various WH chiefs) at: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=30932&search=ZRCABLE#relPageId=4&tab=page

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Contributors:
Carmine Savastano • Bill Simpich

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