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Cryptonym: AMOT-186

Definition:
Rene L. Diaz Gonzalez. AMOT-186's 201 number was 201-726322. Carl Jenkins' debriefing report on Reinol Gonzalez Gonzalez in May 1979 mentioned the latter's cousin, Rene Diaz Gonzalez, whose 201 number was 201-726322, matching AMOT-186's.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
He was probably also an informant for the FBI in 1962. Described in a April 1967 CIA dispatch as not being a full time AMOT, who had business interests in Miami. Acted as Trustee to the widows of two friends who died in an sabotage attempt against the Cuban Electric Company on November 30, 1960. Diaz was a former employee of the Cuban Electric Company, as were his friends, Luis Mendez, and Julio Casielles Amigo, who died on the mission. Cousin of AMCALL-1 (Reinol Gonzalez Gonzalez), was injured in Angola in the 1970's. Served as a Platoon Corporal in the motorized infantry there.
Sources:

124-90083-10047: FBI REPORT: TOMAS ANTONIO MEDERO GONZALEZ, AKA. TOMAS ANTONIO MEDEROS GONZALEZ, "MACHO"

07/25/62, Miami FBI report from SA Peter J. Nero to the Director (Investigative Period: 6/7 - 7/13/62): ..."INFORMANTS: Date: 6/21/62; Source: RENE L. DIAZ; SA Contacting: Peter J. Nero"...

124-10279-10068: FBI DOCUMENT:

02/07/63, from SA Peter J. Nero to the Director of the FBI: ...."Date: 12/15/62; Source: Rene L. Diaz, S of I; SA Contacting: Peter J. Nero"...

1993.08.11.14:08:32:620006: CUBAN COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY HANDBOOK

07/30/64, ICD, Instituto Cubano de la Democracia, Cuban Institute for Democracy: Page 2:..."II. HISTORY: A. Date and Place of Origin: The ICD was formed in April and May 1962. Its first Board of Directors consisted of:...Rene L. DIAZ Gonzalez - Voting Member"...

104-10229-10000: MEMO: REVIEW OF CERTAIN HERO AND MARTYR CASES

03/20/67, Memo: ....."5). RENE L. DIAZ (Case #99): Only case of Trustee. Receiving payment for Luis O. Mendez and Julio Casielle's relatives. There is a letter to Dr. Miro from 'Comando Electrico de Liberacion' asking for the assistance to the widows and letter designating Rene L. Diaz as trustee. No other document but letters"...

104-10229-10000: DISPATCH: TYPIC/AMBUD/OPERATIONAL DOCUMENTATION FOR HERO AND MARTYR DEPENDENCY CASES

04/21/67, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: "2. b. Cases Involving Trustees: The only instance of a trustee is Case #99 for which AMOT-186 (201-726322) receives a monthly payment of $66.00 for the widows of Luis MENDEZ and Julio CASIELLES, both of whom are in Cuba. The trustee is not a full-time AMOT and has his own business interests locally"...

104-10229-10000: DISPATCH: TYPIC/AMBUD/OPERATIONAL DOCUMENTATION FOR HERO AND MARTYR DEPENDENCY CASES

04/21/67, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Page 2: ..."this situation developed from a prior event in Cuba and that several of the Hero and Martyr cases are connected by the personalities involved. 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." (TO BE CONTINUED).

104-10229-10000: DISPATCH: TYPIC/AMBUD/OPERATIONAL DOCUMENTATION FOR HERO AND MARTYR DEPENDENCY CASES

04/21/67, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Page 2: (CONTINUED): "The Trustee describes himself, in the HEW Survey form, as a former employee of the Cuban Electric Company and a friend of the Subjects of Case #99. He is mentioned in a 26 Septmber 1962 AMOT report (AA-812; UFG-01672, 12 Oct.'62) as residing in Miami where he received letters, containing information, from source Martha RAMOS Castro in Havana. Traces show RAMOS to be the wife of Armando RODRIGUEZ and the sister-in-law of the widow of Julio CASIELLES. The trustee stated in the HEW Survey form that one year previously he forwarded the accumulated funds and started sending $33.00 each month to RAMOS in Chicago, per instructions by the CASIELLES widow, and that in May 1965 he stopped sending the $33.00 payment for the MENDEZ widow to Cuba and started holding it for her. He claimed to have $165.00 on hand at time of the Survey. it is noted that JMWAVE records contain no mention of payment on behalf of Armando RODRIGUEZ. The payments on behalf of LE SANTE, MENDEZ, and CASIELLES appear to be based upon letters from the COMANDO ELECTRICO DE LIBERACION which are included with the AMTIKI attachment. In view of the Case #99 widows being in Cuba, and the failure of the trustee to provide the exact date-of-birth for the widows in his 9 December 1966 reply to AMTIKI (UFGA-26626, 15 December 1966), it is not believed that he would have the needed documents. We are, however, through AMTIKI-1 requesting the trustee to provide an explanation of his handling of the payments for both widows, and, via his means of communication with them, to obtain the required documentation."

104-10217-10082: DEBRIEFING REPORT: ON REINOL GONAZALEZ GONZALEZ (WAR NAME "ANTONIO")...

May 1979: Debriefing Report: 17 - 24 May 1979: from Carl Jenkins: Page 6: ..."Subject's cousin, Rene DIAZ Gonzalez (Handwritten: 201-726322), served in Angola for 12 months in 1975-76 as a Platoon Corporal in the motorized infantry. He was wounded in the right leg in the ambush by a mine. His unit was isolated in the operations area and survived on a supply of condensed milk they had with them. Diaz normally works as a electrician in a bus factory at Jiron in Havana. Subject also met Lazaro HERNANDEZ, a Cuban negro soldier, who was ordered to put on a local uniform and try to pass as an Angolan to mix with the locals and gather information. Hernandez refused, was arrested, sent back to Santa Amelia army camp near Habana for trial and sentencing"...

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

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