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Cryptonym: AMLITAINT-1

Unknown identity. Was a long time friend of Jaime Varela Canosa, naval attache at the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City until he defected in March 1960. (LITAG-1).
Recruited AMHINT-56 in May 1964 in the Miami by AMLITAINT-1 for a PM commando group (AMLILAC). AMHINT-56 was dismissed by AMLITAINT-1 on December 31 1967 "due to reduction in Special Operations assets resulting from budgetary considerations": https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=19781#relPageId=2&tab=page Furthermore, a dispatch in June, 1965, stated that AMLITAINT-1 reported that AMBIDDY-1 (Manuel Artime Buesa) had returned to the Miami area and was in contact with many of his AMWORLD members. Artime allegedly told them that he was re-opening the training camps for those who were in the infiltration and guerrilla warfare teams. Most of Artime's weapons and some of his ships from the AMWORLD project were apparently still available to him. Therefore, this suggests that AMLITAINT-1 was a well informed and well placed source in anti-Castro Cuban circles for the CIA.


01/22/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: DAMAGE REPORT: Page 2: "Agent Personnel Exposed to AMAGREE-1:...AMLITAINT-1 by true name"...

104-10234-10308: CABLE: PASSENGER; 5 (CACHE TEAM)

05/08/64, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Sluglines RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE ZORRO: "A. AMLILAC: B. Passengers: 5 (Cache Team): AMLILAC-24, AMLILAC-18, AMLILAC-26, AMNUBA-1, AMLITAIN-1 (P/A will remain on Neptune). Cargo: 250 lbs ammo, weapons. C. Operational Craft - Neptune - 54 ft equity water taxi, dark green hull, medium green superstructure...."


08/31/64, AMNUBA-1 Agent Service Record: "Agent cryptonym or pseudo: AMNUBA-1. Agent recruited by: Aubrey K. PAUKERT. Capacity in which agent used: Radio operator in Commando Group. Rate of Pay: $130.00 per month. Other Commitment: None. Agent dismissed by: AMLITAINT-1. Reason Terminated: Subject resigned from group. Stated that he wished more action and wanted to join infil team. Security risks: None, unless captured in infil mission. Agent recommended for use: Yes. Manner of dismissal: Verbal by AMLITAINT-1. Letter of termination signed? No."


09/11/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: PRQ PART II - AMHINT-56: "SECTION 1: CONTACT AND DEVELOPMENT:..Subject was developed and recruited by AMLITAINT-1 in May 1964 in the JMWAVE area for a PM commando group....The group as a whole under AMLITAINT-1 can be turned over to any responsible Case Officer. In the case of death or capture of AMLITAINT/1 Subject would continue to respond to the Case Officer." Page 8: "SECTION XIV: GENERAL:...Subject filled out PHS, checked by AMLITAINT-1. LCFLUTTER #66828 used to verify data in PHS...SECTION XV: EMERGENCY CONDITIONS RECONTACT ARRANGEMENTS: Subject operates in local area under AMLITAINT-1 and is under direct supervision of hos case officers. Subject will have emergency S/W system in case of failure to exfiltrate on raiding operation"...

104-10163-10173: ARTIME BUESA, MANUEL (VOL XIII).

06/30/65, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: Subject: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL/AMBIDDY-1 ACTIVITIES: "AMLITAINT-1 reported on 28 June 1965 that AMBIDDY-1 was again active in the WAVE area. AMBIDDY-1 has recontacted many of his AMWORLD members. He has told them that he is re-opening the training camps for those who were in the infiltration teams and the guerrilla warfare teams. He has stated that his support will be re-instated on 1 August. AMBIDDY-1 has also told his men that he still has most of his weapons and some of his ships from the AMWORLD project. Philip G. Elmard."


August 1965: Association of Veterans of the Bay of Pigs, Brigade 2506 (AVBC): Page 2: ..."HISTORY: A. Date and Place of Origin: March 1963, Miami, Florida. B. Principal Activities:....The principal organizer of the AVBC was Jaime VARELA Canosa, a graduate of Mariel Naval Academy in Cuba, and of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterrey, California. He served as Cuban Naval Attache in Mexico from February 1959 to March 1960, when he decided to defect to the U.S. He participated in the Bay of Pigs invasion as the Naval and Air Liaison Officer of Brigade Headquarters, was imprisoned in Cuba, and returned to the U.S. as one of the ransomed invasion prisoners in December 1962. The AVBC held its first election on 21 April 1963, with the following officers elected to serve for a term of one year. Thereafter, elections were to be held annually. Jaime VARELA Canosa: President..."

104-10163-10176: CABLE: ARTIME BUESA, MANUEL, (VOL XIV).

01/19/66, Cable from JMWAVE: Sluglines TYPIC AMTABBY 27 AMLITAINT 1 AMWORLD: "1. Following addition to info forwarded Ref A. 2. AMTABBY-27 on 17 Jan 66 advised by Jose Alegrette that on 15 Jan Jaime Varela Canosa visited Alegrette contact Somoza to obtain permission for Varela and 'his group' use former AMBIDDY-1 camp Monkey Point. Varela stated 'his group' shortly to receive enough aid to start operations against PBRUMEN and would use AMBIDDY-1, Nicaragua camps as bases. 3. WAVE officer on 17 Jan contacted AMLITAINT-1 who long time friend Varela to determine whether any basis Varela statements. A-1 stated that had seen Varela last time Nov 65 at which time Varela stated he working with ODBEAT along with Peruyero of 2506 Brigade Vets Association. 4. WAVE Comment: (REDACTION) Varela former President 2506 Brigade Vets Association replaced by Peruyero. Varela also identified as ACSI source number 1002 as of 17 Jun 65. 5. In view of possible ODBEAT involvement WAVE not following suggestion para 3 Ref B to permit DIR check ODBEAT involvement. 6. For (REDACTION) Ref A forwarded info from AMTABBY-27 who approached by Peruyero, current President of Brigade 2506 Vets Association to join Peruyero as he obtained unspecified aid from unspecified ODYOKE agency which would permit association start operations against Cuba from PACY bases. Neither DIR (REDACTION) could confirm such aid."

104-10163-10176: CABLE: ARTIME BUESA, MANUEL, (VOL XIV).

01/27/66, Cable: Sluglines TYPIC AMTABBY-27 AMLITAINT-1 AMWORLD: "1. Station has no info re attmept to obtain ERACORN-1 permission to reopen Monkey Point camp. However AMBIDDY-1 arrived MANA 17 Jan via Lanica from Miami. 2. ERACORN-1 left MANA 24 Jan for PBPRIME via Lanica. According local press personal business is purpose of visit. ERFACT-1 says reason is medical recheck."


01/22/68, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH Division: "AGENT SERVICE RECORD: 1). Agent's cryptonym or pseudonym: AMHINT-56. 2). Project identification: AMLILAC Group. 3). Agent recruited by: AMLITAINT-1. 4). Capacity in which agent served: Small boat operator....7). Agent dismissed by: AMLITAINT-1. 8). Reason for dismissal: Reduction of assets/Subject was on INACTIVE STATUS/AMLILAC Reserve Force since 1 September 1966"...

Gavin McDonald

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