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Cryptonym: AMING-1

Definition:
Cuban exile leader, made decisions over use of Luis Conte Aguero/AMCORE-2.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
An October of 1965 cable and Field Information Report described AMING-1 as "a leading emigre professional personality with diversified contacts among the Cuban political emigre community. Source has been an infrequent reporter, and it is believed that he tends to withhold information. Source and Orlando Bosch Avila have been enemies for many years."
Sources:

104-10071-10426: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT WITH COVER SHEET: DISAFFECTION OF MANUEL ZUIZA DUCAL WITH JURE

3/19/64 memo: The possibility of future meetings between AMBIDDY-1/Manuel Artime and AMBANG-1/Manuel Ray in Puerto Rico was reported in part based on information from AMING-1 in paragraph 3 of UFGA-14931 (see following post). Could Eloy Menoyo or Manuel Quinza, mentioned in this document, be AMING-1?

104-10179-10356: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - INTERVIEWS WITH AMBANG/1 AND AMBIDDY/1 IN PUERTO RICO

3/23/64 dispatch from Chief of Station, JMWAVE to Chief, SAS: The aforementioned paragraph 3 states in full: "Source asked AMBANG-1/Manolo Ray what backing he had from world powers for the invasion of (Cuba). (Ray) replied that he still had significant White House contacts despite the death of John F. Kennedy. He added that he was in contact with top personnel of ODACID/State Dept. and held regular meetings with a very high ranking officer of (CIA - note, probably Alfonso Rodriguez/Earl Williamson). He stated that he also had been introduced to the (CIA officer) to the Chief of Operations at YOACRE/Guantanamo and was in regular communication with the ODOATH/Navy officer. In general, (Ray) stated, his sources of funds was largely ODYOKE/US government. Source then asked if he was to understand that (Ray) had the approval of (US government) for operations into (Cuba). (Ray) reportedly replied, 'I have been given the green light.'"

104-10244-10017: CABLE: DECISION TO RELEASE AMCORE-2 MADE BY AMING-1 ALTHOUGH AMING-1 ADVISED

April 1964: Decision to release AMCORE-2 made by AMING-1 although AMING-1 advised HQS prior to dismissal to advise if any HQS objection. HQS had no objection. AMCORE-2 was appealing for "reinstatement" as a writer.

104-10103-10110: ACTIVITIES OF JORGE VOLSKY

8/20/64 dispatch from Chief of Station, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Review of Volsky's activities, reference to his contacts including AMING-1, described as exile group leader and that "Volsky possibly aware of his (CIA) connections".

104-10271-10099: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT: ACTIVITIES AND PLANS OF THE INSURRECTIONAL MOVEMENT FOR REVOLUTIONARY RECOVERY (MIRR)

10/08/65: Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Gordon R. Hawlott, Reports Officer: John C. Tarbell, Approving Officer: Philip G. Elmard: "Source: Paras 1 to 10: AMGABE-1, 15 and 17 September 1965. Para 11: AMING-1, 17 September 1965..." Page 4: ..."Source for para 11: A leading emigre professional personality with diversified contacts among the Cuban political emigre community. Source has been an infrequent reporter, and it is believed that he tends to withhold information. Source and Orlando Bosch Avila have been enemies for many years. 11. During July and August 1965 Bosch was frequently seen with Serafin Pineiro (4), a Cuban emigre who was active in extreme leftist affairs in Cuba before Castro came into power. He fought in the Spanish Civil War in a Communist-dominated brigade."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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