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Cryptonym: AMLEMON-1

Definition:
Unknown identity, was described as a former JMWAVE agent in late October 1963.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Appeared to be monitoring JURE in October 1963. AMLEMON-1 was involved in a sabotage mission in Cuba against the Cuban Electric Company in late November 1960. Four Cubans were arrested, and three were later executed (William Le Sante, Luis Mendez and Julio Casielles Amigo), while Armando Rodriguez Vizcaino was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment in the Isle of Pines Prison. In addition, AMLEMON was the source of information that Jose Cusco was a MDC Delegate in New Orleans in April 1963.
Sources:

104-10275-10035: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/TYPIC - AMTERRY-1 PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES OF AMBANG-1

10/22/63, dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: ..."2. On 2 October AMTERRY-1 reported that according to AMLEMON-1, AMBANG-1 was in the JMWAVE area on 29 September after having visited Venezuela, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama, where he tried to obtain support for operations against PBRUMEN. Costa Rica and Panama expressed support for AMBANG-1 planned commando activities, however stated that they would admit no more than 15 of AMBANG-1 personnel into their respective countries at any one time. On the other hand Panama and Costa Rica authorized AMBANG-1 to bring in as many men as he wished, with the proviso that they do not remain in those countries for longer than 15 days"...

104-10269-10101: CABLE: AMTAUP-2 REPORTED CONVERSATION ROGELIO (CISNEROS) DIAZ ON 24 OCT WITH AMLEMON-1 (FORMER WAVE AGENT) PRESENT

10/29/63, cable from JMWAVE to Director: Sluglines RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMBANG: "1. AMTAUP-2 reported conversation Rogelio Cisneros on 24 Oct with AMLEMON-1 (former WAVE agent) present. Cisneros said following:...E. National Directorate of JURE believes GPFOCUS (Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy) wishes assist JURE. KUBARK (CIA) which opposed to JURE somehow is in on arrangement and capable sabotaging their plans although GPIDEAL (President Kennedy) has personally authorized assistance to JURE"...

104-10179-10243: CABLE: HQS WISHES DETERMINE WHETHER NUMEROUS DISTORTIONS AND FABRICATIONS

10/30/63, cable from Director to JMWAVE: Sluglines RYBAT TYPIC AMBANG: "HQs wishes determine whether numerous distortions and fabrications in AMTAUP-2 reporting on AMBANG developments are result his own imagination or whether he merely conveying Cisneros remarks. HQs AMTAUP-2 file LCFLUTTER results indicates he not above deception and evasion. In view gravity accusations reported ref and fact that AMTAUP-2 principal source current WAVE reporting on AMBANG activities, request WAVE consider fluttering AMTAUP-2 re origin and authenticity specific items such as paras 1 B and F ref and similar recent related reports. SAS Comment: *Ref reported conversation CISNEROS on 24 Oct with AMLEMON-1."

104-10075-10240: CABLE: RE MANUEL BENITEZ VALDES, CUBAN EXILE

11/28/63, cable from JMWAVE to Director: Sluglines DYVOUR PBRUMEN: "WAVE files show FOLL: One Manuel (Benitez) Valdes 201-106192 Cuban exile working in Miami with Marco (Perez) Jimenez former Venezuelan dictator. (HVCA 9963, 5 Apr 63) subj also involved in sale of narcotics to Latin and American society. (AMCONCERT 4 RPT, 27 Nov 62) subj MBR Exec Comm Alliance for Liberty of Cuba a pro-Batista org in exile and was chief of police during Batista's regime (1940-1944). He later became a senator during the Grau Govt (UFG 1834, 4 Aug 62. Subj also RPT as Sec of War of Legion Cubana Anticomunista. (AMLEMON RPT, 30 Mar 63). C/S Comment: *Requested TRC General Manuel Benitez."

104-10517-10133: CABLE: WAVE TRACES PEDRO ENRIQUE (OROPESA) DEL PORTAL

06/16/64, cable from JMWAVE to Director: Sluglines TYPIC MHAPRON AMLASH: "WAVE traces Pedro Enrique (Oropesa) del Portal: Rebel Army major, born Placetas, Las Villas Province, Cuba, resides Habana. About 24 years old, fought in Escambray with Students Revolutionary Directorate during Batista regime. Commander A/A batteries in city of Habana. (AMOT EE-1022 RPT 10 Feb 64) one Captain Oropesa, resides at Alturas de Boca Cieta, born Placetas, Las Villas, member Jury Cabana Fortress and married to Tania Linares. (AMLEMON-1 memo, 15 Apr 63)."....

104-10229-10000: DISPATCH: DOCUMENTATION FOR HERO AND MARTYR DEPENDENCY CASES

04/21/67, dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH Division: ..."UFGA-8317, 1 April 1963, describes four of the several individuals who were involved with AMLEMON-1 in a sabotage attempt against the Cuban Electric Company on 30 November 1960. The four, all former employees of the Electric Company, were captured while attempting to escape from Cuba in a small boat following the sabotage: William LE SANTE, Luis MENDEZ, Julio CASIELLES Amigo, Armando RODRIGUEZ Vizcaino. LE SANTE is the Subject of Case #106 (Hero and Martyr) who was executed as a result of his participation in the sabotage attempt. MENDEZ and CASIELLES, the Subjects of Case #99, were also executed on the same charges. RODRIGUEZ was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment which is being served in the Isle of Pines Prison"...

104-10164-10023: CABLE: F BARTES CLARENS NO INDICATION OF ANY WOFIRM EMPLOYMENT

12/04/67, cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline TYPIC: "1. Francisco Antonio (Bartes) Clarens JMWAVE file gives no indication of any WOFIRM employment other than the short term (REDACTION) assignment late 65. 2. Jose M. Cusco, MDC Delegate, resided 4935 South Claiborn, New Orleans (Apr 63, AMLEMON). 3. AMOT traces pending. Any pertient info will be forwarded."

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Gavin McDonald

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