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Cryptonym: AMOT-129

Definition:
Unknown identity. Reported on Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo and was a very old friend of Sergio Lopez Ruiz de Porras, Communications Chief for the SFNE in mid-1964.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
In an cable on AMWORLD in December 1963, AMOT-129 reported, along with AM0T-173, on Dr. Castro Mier. In addition, in a July 1964 cable it was reported that Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo had confidence in AMOT-129. Furthermore, an August 1964 cable reported that AMOT-129 had recruited seven prospective radio operators for JMWAVE in 1962, and some of them were now connected with Gutierrez Menoyo. It was believed likely that one of these operatives had probably mentioned to Gutierrez that AMOT-129 was connected to the CIA.
Sources:

104-10076-10410: JMWAVE CABLE RE ASSISTANCE IN CUBA MATTER

12/13/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMWORLD: Page 2:...."6. According AMOT-129 in same report, Mier attorney CMC Radio Station four to six years, dismissed in 44 when company reorganized. Went to work for RHC Cadena Azul Radio Station where he director magazine 'Ecos de RHC Cadena Azul' accused of swindling, had financial difficulties and was fired. From 54 to 58 campaigned with Autenticos. In 59 he defended persons before La Cabana Revolutionary Tribunals, including Colonel Victor Duenas, former chief Camaguey military district. In U.S. worked in Rescate and later AMBUD organization as attorney. After AMBUD funding cut off, he assumed frankly anti-U.S. attitude to extent he addressed public letter to GPIDEAL wherein announced he leaving U.S."

104-10217-10261: INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION CABLE AND SUPDATA CABLE: MANPOWER AND COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO ELOY GUTIERREZ MENOYO

07/31/64, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "SUPDATA: AMOT-129 from Sergio Lopez Ruiz de Porras in DD-1066 of 27 July 64. On 26 July Lopez, very old friend AMOT-129, told source that Gutierrez sent urgent message requesting Lopez meet with source. See WAVE 9937 (IN 39645) for further details..." Page 4: Intelligence Information Cable: "1. On 27 July 1964 Sergio Lopez Ruiz de Porras, Communications Chief for the Segundo Frente Nacional Del Escambray (SFNE, Second National Front of the Escambray), said that he had received a message from Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo, military leader of the SFNE, informing him that Gutierrez intended to go ahead with his plan to enter Cuban territory..."

104-10217-10259: CABLE: IN ADDITION TO INFO IN REF, SERGIO LOPEZ RUIZ DE PORRAS

07/31/64, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMOT-129: "1. In addition to info in ref, Sergio Lopez Ruiz de Porras said on 27 July 64 that Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo wanted Lopez to pass AMOT-129 following message. 2. Gutierrez said that 'as at one time AMOT-129 had intervened in some way try connect Gutierrez with 'friends,' (presumably CIA) and as Gutierrez had confidence in A-129, Gutierrez wanted his opinion true situation between Gutierrez and 'friends' and whether A-129 deemed it convenient report Gutierrez' situation to them.' Gutierrez said he decided go on with plan but he concerned that 'friends' might try stop him with forces under their control, due to lack of info, misunderstanding, or unfounded fears. As Gutierrez has nothing hide because he acting very clearly, he would be very interested knowing whether 'friends' willing help him now by furnishing equipment needed immediately and by helping support him in case he enters Cuba. If this agreed, naturally he would be in contact with 'friends' to coordinate manner non-interference their plans. 3. Gutierrez urged Lopez stress to A-129 that 'they decided go on with plan with or without help of 'friends', but they interested knowing whether there some hope of getting recognition for good faith and clean purposes.' 4. Lopez said he would put A-129 in touch with someone in case he left unexpectedly but he interested delivering some answer personally to Gutierrez since he (Lopez) leaving in two or three days."

104-10217-10258: CABLE: AMOT-129 RECRUITED SEVEN PROSPECTIVE RADOPS FOR STATION

08/10/64, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "1. AMOT-129 recruited seven prospective radops for Station in 62. Four of these subsequently dropped and A-129 has learned some of them currently connected with Gutierrez. Probably one of these mentioned to Gutierrez A-129's connection with CIA. 2. AMOT-2 endeavoring locate third party connected with Gutierrez who able shed light on Gutierrez's overtures to A-129 and Gutierrez's plans and equip requirements. Will advise. C/S Comment: Interested in learning exactly what Gutierrez's intentions, plans, and equip requirements are at this time."

124-90102-10139: FBI REPORT: CHANGED SECOND NATIONAL FRONT OF ESCAMBRAY (SNFE)...

03/15/65, FBI report from Miami to Director: Page 4: ...."INFORMANTS:... IDENTITY:... MM T-4 is SERGIO LOPEZ RUIZ De PORRAS (by request). LOCATION: 105-6243-1375..."

124-10280-10046: FBI REPORT:

05/03/65, FBI report from San Juan to Director: Pages 15 and 16: "The source stated that on January 27, 1965, the 'Mameyes' returned to Joyuda, Puerto Rico, with five persons aboard, namely: Mouriz Febles, Lopez Ruiz de Porras, Rodriguez Padron, Diaz Torres, Vega Herrera. The source stated that the last three came to Puerto Rico as additional crew members and to have more weight on the ship due to the heavy seas. The ship remains in Joyuda, Puerto Rico, undergoing repairs, and the purpose of the trip was to make repairs on portable radio transmitters. The source stated that the Bertram launch made a trip from the Dominican Republic to Anasco, Puerto Rico, and picked up the following men on October 26, 1964: Ernesto Diaz, Pineda Escalante, Lopez Ruiz de Porras, Vega Herrera, Diaz Torres, Rodriguez Gonzalez, Paez Sanchez, Garcia Lezcano, Meximo Hernandez, Castillo Rojas, De la Cruz Gonzalez, Queseda Gonzalez, Diaz Gonzalez, Duarte Menendez, Lormel Rodriguez, Miguel Alvarez..."

124-10214-10381: FBI DOCUMENT

03/17/67, FBI document from Director: Page 11: ..."On 7/29/64, at Miami, Florida, Sergio Lopez Ruiz de Porras, Communications Chief for SFNE (105-112098) said that he had received a message from Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo, Military leader of SFNE, informing him that Gutierrez intended to go ahead with his plan to enter Cuban territory. Lopez said he believed the SFNE was counting on a large number of rebel army officers and also many prominent persons with a following in the Cuban Government, to join him at the opportune moment. He said he knew that Manuel Ray Rivero, leader of JURE, also had similar connections, but SFNE felt that the officers and prominent persons would join the person who entered Cuba first. (CIA)..."

180-10141-10366: HSCA DOCUMENT

12/08/77, HSCA document: Page 58: "SFNE - Segundo Frente Nacional de Escambray...Leading Personalities: Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo: Military Head. Aurelio Nazarro Sargent: War Plans Secretary. Armando Fleites: 2nd in Command. Andres Nazario Sargent: Secretary. Antonio Veciana: Treasurer. Juan Rafael Adler de la Torre: Secretary of Foreign Relations. Reinaldo Abreu Perez: Secretary of Military Affairs. Sergio Lopez Ruiz de Porras: Communications Chief. Eusebio Oyeda Diaz: Chief of Personnel. Benito Miguel: Chief of Intelligence Department. Diego Medina Rodriguez: National Coordinator - Executive Committee. Nestor Aragurea Hedesa: Member - Executive Committee. Amaure Fraginal: Member - Executive Committee. Max Lesnick: Director Replica - Official Organization/SFNE."

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