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Cryptonym: AMJAVA-1

Definition:
Jorge Recarey Garcia-Vieta.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
As AMJAVA-4/Rafael Quintero is an important figure, it is useful to know the identities of his predecessors.
Sources:

104-10506-10028 MEMO: LATIN AMERICA DIVISION TASK FORCE REPORT OF POSSIBLE CUBAN COMPLICITY IN THE JOHN F. KENNEDY ASSASSINATION

11/7/60 memo: Cable to CIA HQ and Havana, reporting that (First name unknown) Recarey, cousin of a Guatemalan trainee, arrived to check on bona fides of Eduardo Ojeda Camaraza.    MASH was afraid AMYUM/AMRUNG might try to kill Ojeda if bona fides not established.

104-10240-10143: CABLE: NOV 19 MEMBER AMBIDDY GROUP CALLED ENZEL RE AMJAVA, STATED/2ND CABLE:RAY WAS QUESTIONED BY BENDER HOW HIS PRESENCE PBPRIME WOULD

11/20/60 cable from JMASH to Director: "November 19, member AMBIDDY group called Enzel re JAVA, stated FNU (first name unknown) Recarey not member MRR but appeared in contact MRP who sent Recarey - Miami check with FRE re AMJAVA bona fides. Only FRD people known Recarey were MRR who established bona fides. Still not clear what group AMJAVA now working could be new asset. Only name mentioned is father of MOLE (TRAV trainer). No evidence for security concern and plan infil HQS has trained w/t operator with supplies near Cayo Sal OA Nov 25. Plan being sent AMJAVA via (shortwave). For (director) contemplate huckster for op. Further details re w/t operator will follow. Will arrange contact AMYUM/AMJAVA after w/t contact established." (Chief of Station) comment: "Requested contact instructions being given AMJAVA-1 for reporting to AMYUM/AMRUNG." Note marginalia in the first paragraph asking the writer (probably ABC - Alice B. Capanong/Evalina Vidal "who is AMJAVA" and the request to "brief me" about Recarey. Then handwriting belongs to Bill Harvey. See another example of his handwriting in 104-10226-10016, where Harvey writes "Lou see me" - an apparent reference to CI officer Lou de Santi.

104-10241-10110 MEMO:TELEPHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN AMBIDDY-1 AND R. HERNANDEZ, 17 DEC 1963

Circa late 1960-early 1961 and possibly the JMHARP mutiny: 12/17/63 telephone call between AMBIDDY-1/Ignacio and R. Hernandez/Martin: "(AMBIDDY-1) informed us that Jorge Recarey Garcia-Vieta was courtmartialed for fomenting dissension in the camps and was expelled from the movement. Recarey was returned to Miami. Erasmo Martinez de Pedro, Recarey's accomplice was admonished and demoted from administrator to chauffeur."

Peter Wyden, Bay of Pigs:  The Untold Story

Peter Wyden, Bay of Pigs:  The Untold Story...On 2/15/61, Jose Basulto and 14 others who had completed special training in Panama were "spirited into Cuba to gather intelligence and train saboteurs"...Jorge Recarey, a high-strung former University of Havana student...and about twenty other infiltrators were taken from Panama to an abandoned hotel near the Air Force Base at Homestead, Florida, where they waited for more than a month...in mid-February...he and four other infiltrators (went) to a dock in Key West...they boarded a V-20 speedboat captained by Eugenio Rolando Martinez.  (After seven tries over two weeks, Recarey landed on the Cuban shore).  (pp. 75-77) During the last two months prior to the Bay of Pigs, Recarey never slept in the same place two nights in a row, within "a network built up since 1959 by a 28-year-old engineer, Rogelio Gonzales Corso"/AMRUNG-1 aka "Francisco". "Recarey met Francisco in the bedroom of the Havana home where (Jorge) Fundora had taken him.  He handed the leader a sealed envelope which he had been given by one of the CIA men in Florida.   Francisco looked at the contents and told Recarey to go to the city of Matanzas and organize the resistance there...Recarey received large amounts of arms (through Fundora)...three tons of explosives, hundreds of submachine guns, rifles, pistols and cash."  p. 111.  Recarey considered busting open the prison in Matanzas.  A fellow infiltree, Edgar Sopo, had the mission to seize CMQ, the largest radio station in Havana..."In Havana particularly, people were talking openly in the streets about a coming invasion and an internal uprising.  The big El Encanto department store was set afire with explosives from Jorge Recarey's stocks."  p. 113. Recarey and Sopo hid in embassies and got out that way.  Basulto climbed a fence and got into Guantanamo Naval Base for his escape. Five of his fellow infiltarators were executed. Seven were still in prisons 17 years later. p. 248.

Richard Mahoney, Sons and Brothers - excerpts reprinted in http://www.jfklancer.com/cuba/castroplots.html

Circa early 1963: RFK takes former Bay of Pigs prisoner, Brigade 2506's Manual Artime on skiing vacation returning him to Miami with CIA retainer to revive his "Movement for the Recovery of the Revolution." As a condition for this support Artime and Ruiz Williams supported the Kennedy plan to integrate the Bay of Pigs veterans into U.S. Armed Forces. Nearly half the brigade members sign up for a special army training program at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. 300 others, including former 2506 frogman Blas Casares and underground organizer Jorge Recarey, achieve officer rank after completion of the Special Officers' Training Program at Fort Benning, Georgia, in Mar 1963.

104-10241-10075: MEMO/AMWORLD MEETING IN BALTIMORE, 9 FEB 1964/PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND PROBLEMS

2/9/64 memo by Carl Jenkins re AMWORLD meeting: At the Lord Baltimore Hotel, Jenkins and AMJAVA-4/Quintero met. Felix Rodriguez was training 40 radio operators in Miami.  Three went AWOL in Costa Rica and returned to Miami. Recarey was one of them. 

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