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Cryptonym: AMIGGY-1

Definition:
Espino Lopez Rieto, director of CRC's radio program on WRUL.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10240-10204: CABLE:MEETING AMBIDDY-1, ALBERTO MULLER, CURBUSTON HELD AFTERNOON

9/3/60 cable from MASH to Director: "DRE Progaganda head to be Manuel Salvat (AMHINT-2). Planning have JMHOPE student program and seriously considering having AMIGGY-1 direct it. AMIGGY-1 this job favored by (AMHINT-1, Alberto) MULLER and AMBIDDY-1 (Manuel Artime) believe AMIGGY-1 will gladly accept." Marginalia on memo identifies AMIGGY-1 as Espino Lopez Rieto.

104-10231-10224 ASSET SENT TO NEW YORK TO PREPARE RADIO COVERAGE ON REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL

3/21/61 memo from Corbuston (William Kent) at BELL: "AMIGGY-1 who on excellent terms with Miro being sent New York by WAVE accompanied by announcer. Mission is prepare one or more on spot programs covering public statements by Miro and others of new Revolutionary Council. Programs to be aired over Unidad Revolucionaria on WRUL and SWAN...should HQS desire contact with AMIGGY-1, CO (case officer) can establish bona fides by identifying self as "Miguel" and saying he friend of Douglas." Note: In his book Countdown to Darkness, author John Newman identifies "Douglas" as David Phillips.

104-10231-10221 PROPAGANDA ADVISOR TO MIRO CARDONA

3/23/61, BELL memo: After WAVE sent AMIGGY-1 to New York, he reported that MIRO has asked him to be his personal advisor regarding propaganda matters.

104-10231-10095: MEMORANDUM:CAPTURE OF MDC COUNTERREVOLUTIONARIES

2/11/63 memo from PW to IS, source AMIGGY-1: To source from Berta FERRER..."The MDC general coordinator in Cuba uses war names "Abel" and "Omar"...Lucas, the head of the MDC faction under the CRC" reported that his second-in-command Olga was captured, as well as other MDC leaders throughout the island.

104-10299-10009: COMMITTEE FOR NONVIOLENT ACTION (CNVA)

2/20/63 memo from PW to COS, DCOS, C/Security and CI. WAVE COS Ted Shackley, DCOS David Morales and others are informed that the Committee for Nonviolent Direct Action is going throughout Miami, and will actually picket the offices of the CRC. Their source, AMIGGY-1, believes that the CRC is tied in with the FPCC. A radio station host urged Cuban exiles to greet the CNVA picketers with lead pipes.

104-10299-10149: CABLE-FOLLOWING JMWAVE ACTION TAKEN TO GIVE FULLEST PLAY AMBUD-1 STATEMENT MADE COSTA RICA 9 JUNE

6/11/62 cable from WAVE to Director: "...First AMBUD/CRC WRUL program 2100-2130 hrs 10 June: Due (to) technical reasons not able (to) add (CRC) statement (to) prerecorded tape this program from WAVE area. However, AMIGGY-1, director of (CRC) WRUL program contacted (CRC) by rep Ernesto Aragon who had wire service cable (in) his possession."

Contributors:
John Newman • Bill Simpich

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