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Cryptonym: AMLINT-1

Definition:
Jose Gomez Rodriguez, aka "Cabezas"
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
A member of both JURE and the AMOT team. Focused on Frank Fiorini, among others. In June 1963, AMLINT-1's son was reported to have been part of an infiltration raid by the Cubanos Libres that had the alleged purpose of attempting to assassinate Fidel Castro. One of the men, known as "Lino", was seriously injured and in hospital in Key West, after the team was intercepted by a Cuban frigate and a firefight occurred. Manuel Quiza Docal, Eddy Mor also took part in the raid. They suffered one casualty, Evangelino Rufin Sanabria. (See 6/13/63 cable and Information Report Telegram).
Sources:

104-10227-10199: DISPATCH: CRC PROGRESS REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 1962

12/21/62 dispatch from Chief of Station, JMWAVE Ted Shackley to Chief, TFW William Harvey: ..."WAVE arranged for MIRO to talk with Orlando PENICHET who had been assistant to Antonio NUNEZ Jimenez during the time the latter was compiling his book on Cuban caves. The Station is in contact with PENICHET through AMLINT-1. MIRO arranged to meet these individuals before the broadcast. However, it appeared that PENICHET is not very pro-MIRO and was reluctant to provide information; it also appeared that he did not have a great deal of information of special and current interest. Therefore, AMLINT-1 provided MIRO with a map and narrative pointing out where missiles could possibly be stored or hidden. The resulting TV program was quite impressive along these lines. It should be made quite clear here, however, that at no time did MIRO state (nor did his interpreter) that missiles were actually hidden in these caves; he did point out however that there was a possibility that they might be, or could be...MIRO received telegrams and phone calls of congratulations on his participation from newsmen Hal Hendrix, Jay Mallin and many Cuban exiles...On 20 November a little over an hour after (MIRO, his secretary and others) arrived home from the airport (upon MIRO's return from Washington), MIRO's secretary's car was destroyed in an explosion...the FBI is working on this case, but as of yet there has been no apprehension of any suspects."

124-10226-10290: [No Title]

"On 3/22/63, NY-3693* furnished a letter (dated 2/20/63 from Jerry Brooks to the UN Cuban Mission) Brooks wrote that information that he would send from time to time would concern 'the Minutemen who are really Alpha 66 not so-called Cuban exiles'; also, that one (Robert DePugh - national head of the Minutemen) had given explosives to Frank Fiorini the past year to shell the Habana Hilton. Brooks wanted to send some information to the Cuban Mission to the UN at an address 'which the FBI and the Secret Service won't connect you with me'. He furnished a list of Minutemen which included 'Mr. Frank FIorini, Alpha 66, 22nd St., Miami, Florida, 2nd in command of Minutemen...(on 6/10/63, MM 639-S said Lauchli was with Sturgis who took him to Santiago Alvarez Rodriguez - Alvarez bought guns from Lauchli.) Alvarez was "one of the leading figures in Comandos L." Note that in October 1963, Gerry Hemming promised to sell a 20 mm cannon to Santiago Alvarez Rodriguez (see 124-10294-10366, page 14 of 23).

104-10308-10210: CABLE: SUPDATA: PARAS 1 AND 2: AMOT 133 WHO WAS AT THE HOME OF FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ WHEN QUIZA CALLED

06/13/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "SUPDATA: ....Paras 3-5: AMLINT-1 whose son was on the mission.... Country: Cuba, Subj: Attempted raid on Cuba by Cubanos Libres (CL)....Paras 3-5: Cuban businessman (F) with good contacts in Cuban exile circles." INFORMATION REPORT: Page 2: ..."3. Another member of the mission was Eddy Mor. 4. The raiders returned with two militiamen. 5. A second armed boat which had also gone on the mission was not detected by the U.S. Coast Guard and arrived at Islamorada. It filmed the encounter with the frigate...."

104-10274-10404: CABLE: FOLLOWING FROM AMLINT IN 3 AUG 63 REPORT DD-315

In 8/3/63 AMOT report DD-315, following from AMLINT-1 (and subsequently provided 9/10/63 from JMWAVE to Director): "Gilberto (Rodriguez) Hernandez, responsible for military affairs (in) Paulino Sierra's organizing committee, told AMLINT-1 that in his opinion entire 'maneuver' of Central American countries and Nicaragua re training bases for (Cuba) nothing more than political maneuver by (RFK) to protect (JFK) in coming elections and also harm plans of Sierra's committee. Committee is feared as already has $650,000 in Miami bank to wage war on (Cuba). Rodriguez said AMBIDDY-1 and Ruiz-Williams just fakers at service of (US) and (US) had to create new intel agency, (DIA), for these objectives because (CIA) so discredited already that not even (Americans) had any respect for it."

104-10241-10045: CABLE:FOLLOWING FROM AMLINT-1 IN 3 AUG 63 AMOT REPORT DD-315 Document View

09/10/63, CIA cable, JMWAVE to Director. slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMWORLD: 1. Following from AMLINT-1 in 3 Aug 63 AMOT Report DD-315. 2. Gilberto (Rodriguez) Hernandez, responsible for MIL Affairs Paulino Sierra's organizing committee, told AMLINT-1 that in his opinion entire "maneuver" of Central American countries (unintelligible) Nicaragua re training bases for PBPRUMENs (Cubans) nothing but political maneuver of GPFOCUS/RFK to protect GPIDEAL/JFK in coming elections and also harm plans of Sierra's committee. Committee is feared as already has $650,000 in Miami bank to wage war PBRUMEN. Rodriguez said AMBIDDY-1 and Ruiz Williams just fakers at service of PBPRIME and PBPRIME had to create new intel agency, ODBEAT, for these objectives because KUBARK so discredited already that not even PBPRIMERS (Americans) had any respect for it.

104-10221-10263: CABLE: FIORINI PLANE STILL AVAILABLE FOR FLIGHT OVER CUBA

9/16/63 report from AMLINT-1 by phone. AMLINT-1 described as "a member of a group of Cuban emigres trained in the techniques of information collection." This is a description used for a member of the AMOTs - see 104-10192-10038. This message was passed on a priority basis from CIA officer Livramento to the Director: "Frank Fiorini stated on 16 September 1963 that he was prepared to carry out his offer to fly propaganda material to Cuba despite the fact that he had received a registered letter from US authorities restricting him to the continental US with a penalty of $25,00 and/or three years imprisonment for violation of the restriction."

124-90111-10027: No Title

9/26/63 Lauchli was interviewed on who might have bombed the "Four LIttle Girls" in Birmingham. Lauchli said he didn't know, revealing his Birmingham customers. He purchases dynamite for Minutemen and (his Minuteman split-off from late 1962) the Counter Insurgency Council. In July 1963, he sold dynamite to "Victor" (Espinosa, AMHINT-24) which was seized by the FBI in its 7/31/63 raid on Michael McLaney's camp in Lacombe, Louisiana. (Immediately after this raid, Oswald came out as a public organizer for the FPCC in New Orleans, leading to his arrest and wide publicity.)

104-10275-10026: INFORMATION REPORT: INFORMATION REPORT, INTEREST OF MANUEL RAY RIVERO IN THE ACTIVITIES OF JOSE GOMEZ RODRIGUEZ

11/06/63, Information Report: Country: Cuba; Place & Date Acq.: United States, Miami (31 October 1963): "1. Manuel Ray Rivero, head of Junta Revolucionaria (JURE, Revolutionary Junta) has commissioned Rogelio Cisneros Diaz to conduct an investigation of the activities of Jose Gomez Rodriguez, AKA Cabeza. Ray also wishes to be informed of the subject matter of conversations which Gomez has been having with various other members of JURE. (Field Comment: It was previously reported that Manuel Ray Rivero, when he arrived in Miami on 26 October, intended to call a meeting of the National Executive of JURE to discus the divisionist activities of Gomez)..."

104-10221-10112: FRANK FIORINI DOCUMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE AND MAPS

11/19/63 memo from the office of DDP (Richard Helms), prepared by L. Demos, sent to Sam Papich re Frank Fiorini (201-242556) losing his briefcase - Frank's briefcase has records indicating doing arms business with Rich Lauchli. Also letter from Robert K Brown (soldier of fortune mag) to Pedro Diaz Lanz. The source of information used in the letter was AMLINT-1 and his DD-414 report. The following pages (5-9 of 23) show that the names compiled were part of AMLINT-1's DD-414 report. Also see 104-10048-10134.

104-10269-10157: REPORT COVER SHEET:

1/9/64, from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Henry J. Sloman, Reports Officer: Margaret R. Nankall, Approving Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman: "Source: AMLINT-1 in DD-547 of 18 December and AMTAUP-2 in DD-551 of 19 December.."

104-10269-10157: PROMISE OF SUPPORT TO MANUEL QUIZA DOCAL BY THE JUNTA REVOLUCIONARIA CUBANA (JURE)

1/9/64 Field Information Report from Henry Sloman (Tony Sforza): Information obtained from a group of Cuban émigrés trained in the techniques of information collection. The group has provided useful reports for over two years. The information was obtained from Rogelio Cisneros Diaz (Note: AMBANG-4) and Jose Gomez Rodriguez. 1. On 14 December 1963 Manuel Quiza Docal had a meeting with Rogelio Cisneros Diaz, executive member of the Junta Revolucionaria Cubana (JURE, Cuban Revolutionary Junta), after United States Immigration officers had arrested him and Eddy Mor Ruiz at the Miami River earlier that day. Cisneros promised Quiza that as soon as Cisneros returned from his trip to Central America, he would give Quiza the means with which to work and fight for Cuba. Among Quiza's plans is his intention to blow up a Soviet ship and machine gun the crew. 2. On 18 December Jose Gomez Rodriguez, aka "Cabeza", a member of JURE's national directorate, said that Quina was very anxious to accomplish some type of commando activity against Fidel Castro Ruz in order to mortify United States Immigration authorities. 3. Eddy Mor allegedly told Quiza that he would never work with JURE and not to count on him. Mor said his ideas did not coincide with those of JURE."

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