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Cryptonym: AMLEG-1

Definition:
Manuel Leveque Cajaraville. A cable in September, 1962, described AMLEG-1 as the chief coordinator of the naval resistance group of UR in Havana, and used the alias "Rodolfo." Other documents confirm that Cajaraville used the alias "Rodolfo" and was chief or national coordinator for the UR in Cuba.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
In addition, Cajaraville is said to have defected in August, 1962, at Hamburg. AMLEG-1 was known to Pujol Barrera, who may have been Abelardo Pujol Barrera (aka Joe Sanco, Jose Sauco, Jose Alonzo Pujol Barera), who was a co-defendant with Robert Ray McKeown in a 1958 gun-running case.
Sources:

https://www.opednews.com/articles/15/The-Hidden-Castro-Assassin-by-Bill-Simpich-Assassinate_Assassination_Assassination-Attempt_Castro-Fidel-150610-653.html

Circa 1958-1959: Page 15: ..."Jose Pujol reported in 1959 that Diaz Verson was the leader of his anti-Castro movement and their goal was to put Portunado into office." https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=36046&relPageId=2 "Pujols may have been the same man as Abelardo Pujol Barrera (aka Joe Sanco, Jose Sauco, Jose Alonzo Pujol Barera) was a 42-year old Cuban citizen and Miami resident who was co-defendant with Robert Ray McKeown in a 1958 gun-running case. McKeown met a man who identified himself as Lee Oswald on at least one occasion in 1963: Warren Commission Hearings, Volume 26, p. 651; Exhibit 3066, p. 3." "Pujols had an aunt active in Operation Liborio, Dr. Elena Mederos:" https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=55456#relPageId=11 See 6/10/2015, OpEdNews Article by Bill Simpich: The Hidden Castro Assassination Plots.

104-10166-10226: UNIDAD REVOLUCIONARIA

CIA document: Page 29: ..."As noted previously, the year following April 1961 was spent in assessment of damage to UR, regaining contact with resistance cells, and attempting to organize an effective National Executive. For reference purposes it should be noted that the following were included in the Executive of UR in Cuba in April 1962: (55; 109; 175):...Naval Coordinator: Manuel Cajaravill Leveque (Rodolfo)..."

104-10226-10434: DEBRIEFING REPORT OF ANTONIO ODDONEZ HERNANDAZ

05/02/62, Case Officer: Anthony B. Weldrake, Date of Debriefing: 27-28 April, 1 May 1962, Date of Report: 2 May 1962: Page 6: ...."B. Navy Group:..(2) 'Rodolfo.' T/N Manuel Cajaradille. First Lieutenant in the Cuban Marine Corps and is a graduate of the Cuban Naval Academy. He is presently working as the Chief Engineer of the SS Bahia de Nevitas, a Cuban freighter. He is 32-33 years of age, 5'8", 160-170 lbs., heavy set, light brown hair and eyes, single. This individual was an important source of information on the Navy and had extremely good contacts among navy officers, enlisted men and dock workers in Habana. In April 1962 he departed Habana as the engineering officer on the SS Bahia de Nevitas that was on its way to Germany and Russia. He told Subject that he planned to call him in the U.S. via trans Atlantic phone call from Germany. This individual is a close personal friend of the Subject and could be met by anyone who identified himself as a friend of Subject. His responsibilities in the UR movement were to contact high ranking Cuban naval (either retired or on active duty) officers and to assess and recruit them into the clandestine naval resistance group that was a part of the UR."

104-10166-10226: UNIDAD REVOLUCIONARIA

September 1962: Information on the naval resistance group AMSUM was provided in a 9/62 debriefing by Abelardo Rene Pujol Barrera, former Cuban Merchant Marine captain who defected and went to reside in the US and Canada. AMSUM-1/Juan Castellvi was born in 1925 in Santiago de Cuba. Graduate of Cuban Naval Academy in 1952, and worked for Navy until 1960, before joining the UR naval resistance group. Forced to seek emergency refuge in YOACRE (Guantanamo Naval Base) and later exfiltrated to U.S. in May 1962. He communicated directly by mail with Lt. Jack Modesett - Hal Feeney's wingman, who passed on his letters to the head of a 60-man resistance group. Page 49: AMSUM-3: Agent was spotted and recruited as a candidate for black re-infiltration into Cuba to contact other members of the AMSUM group. DPOB: 4 February 1933, Cienfuegos: formerly a Chief Petty Officer in Cuban Navy: employed with merchant marine and defected Bremen, Germany in June 1962: on his subsequent arrival in U.S., recruited by JMWAVE: POA granted 9 July 1962: LCFLUTTER June 1962: no deception noted: JMWAVE and FBI traces in November 1962 were negative: KUTUBE tradecraft training provided January 1963: currently undergoing assessment for training as medium-speed radop. This agent is known to members of the naval resistance group in Cuba: it is planned to infiltrate him with S/W and radio communication to establish a channel to the naval group in Cuba..."

104-10226-10391: REQUEST FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON A UR ASSET

09/01/62, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "1. AMLEG-1 believed identical with SUBJ Ref C, Attachment A, Section V, para A-1. He is chief coordinator naval resistance group of Unidad Revolucionaria in Habana. Uses alias 'Rodolfo' in group. 2. If SUBJ identical desire know soonest whether he requested in place op has defected. If recruited in place request he be trained in S/W as courier to navy resistance group Cuba. Navy group has excellent potential KUTUBE coverage Cuban navy and maritime target. If defected request he be debriefed in detail his resistance group and possibilities setting up courier system with his group. Other AMLEGS may have this (unintelligible). These persons are fellow members group now working for CIA WAVE area. WAVE may have operational interest AMLEG-1 dependent his current status and utility to HAMB. Please advise soonest. 4. Per Ref D true name AMLEG-1 not carded WAVE when file check made."

104-10166-10226: UNIDAD REVOLUCIONARIA:

04/16/63, CIA document: Page 54: ...."38. Blanco Boix, Armando (Nav Lt): UR contact; subj is Cuban Nav. Off. serving in the merchant marine; assigned as an officer aboard the Pinar Del Rio; contact of Pujol Barrera, who known to AMLEG-1. (112;27)." Page 92: ..."36. Cajaraville Leveque, Manuel AKA 'Rodolfo': Former National Coordinator for naval resistance group of UR, Cuba; graduate Naval Academy, Lt. in Marine Corps; April 1962 Chief Engineer aboard Bahia de Nuevitas; contacts among Cuban Naval Officers, EM, dock hands; studied U.S.; traveled to USSR via Cuban merchant ship; contact of AMSUM-2: defected August 1962 Hamburg, Germany; presently CIA asset. (27;55;59;151)..." https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=155773&relPageId=92

104-10308-10050: CABLE: AMLEGS 7,8,11,24,25, AND 28 PROBABLY WILLING AND ABLE PERFORM SABOTAGE ON SHIPS IF REQUESTED.

04/18/63, Cable from Withheld to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMLEG CALL: "1. AMLEGS-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 24, 25, and 28 probably willing and able perform sabotage on ships if requested. Unless operation considered of vital importance overriding other potential these agents, prefer not to employ them this function. Above represents partial assets (REDACTION), (REDACTION), (REDACTION), and (REDACTION). Early May, including (REDACTION) and (REDACTION) approximately five Cuban ships will be on high seas..."

104-10308-10063: CABLE: 1. RESTRICTION ON SABOTAGE IN REF A APPLIES ONLY TO EXPLOSIVE AND INCENDIARY TYPE ACTIONS SUCH AS LIMPETS AND SHAPE CHARGES

05/11/63, Cable from Director to Hague, Hamburg, Frankfurt: Slugline RYBAT AMLEG: Page 2: ...."3. Request HAMS and (REDACTION) views on possibility of using AMLEG/1 or NIERGOT to conduct briefings with AMLEG agents on non violent sabotage acts. Wish to minimize U.S. sponsorship of sabotage acts whenever possible..."

Warren Commission Hearings, Volume XXVI: Current Section: CE 3066

04/17/64, Letter from FBI to the Warren Commission. Subject: ROBERT RAY McKEOWN: Page 651:..."The defendants in this action were as follows:...Abelardo Pujol Barrera, also known as Joe Sanco, Jose Sauco, Jose Alonzo, age 42, male, resident of Miami, Florida, citizen of Cuba..."

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