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Cryptonym: AMOT-63

Definition:
Possibly Col. Osvaldo Lopez. Full name: Osvaldo Jesus Lopez-Guerrero Chavez. A male source of intelligence reporting within Cuba.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
AMOT-63 reported in 1961 on a intelligence course in Miami being organized by Cuban exiles linked to the Navy. AMOT-63 believed that AMCLATTER-5 (Alberto de Jesus Alberty Garcia) was connected to it. In addition, AMOT-63 was mentioned in an AMWORLD cable in November 1964 on Santiago Alvarez Sr. and Jr. being delayed at an airport by the INS or the FBI. Furthermore, a December 1964 dispatch stated that AMOT-63 had been in contact with the family of Antonio Veciana Blanch earlier in the year in regards to an attempt to recruit Orestes Guillermo Ruiz Perez, the brother-in-law of Antonio Veciana Blanch. Also, AMOT-63's 201 number was 201-291555. A 1962 CIA document on the cancellation of POA's included five 201 numbers that were very close to AMOT-63's 201 number. These were Enrique Jose de Lamar y Maza (201-291541), Victoriz Bortha del Carmen Testar Baldes (sp) (201-291542), Teresa Suarez Hernandez (201-291544), Rafael Armando Sanchez-Breton Morel (201-291545) and Elena Cora Johnson (201-291547). The Cuban Counterrevolutionary Handbooks' entry, in March 1964, for the AFPJC, lists a Dr. Enrique de la Mar y Maza as the group's Treasurer. He may be identical to Enrique Jose de Lamar y Maza mentioned above.
Sources:

104-10167-10325: COL OSVALDO LOPEZ SENT WORD TO AMHAWK.

10/18/60 cable from MASH to Director: "Dr. Osvaldo Perez has sent word to AMHAWK/Tony Varona that Lopez (illegible) in establishing an AMRASP training camp in Honduras if the President of Honduras is willing."

104-10235-10223: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/JMATE/AMOT, CUBAN EXILE NAVAL MATTERS

Undated CIA dispatch from Chief of Base, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: ...."20. On 8 June 1961 AMOT-63 reported that an intelligence course is begin given to thirteen men on the farm located at Southwest 128th Street. The following are some of the men taking the course: Joaquin Varela, Reinaldo Lazo, Demetrio Perez, Toto Rodriguez Alonso, Dr. Alonso (fnu) and Aizcorbe (fnu). They have been given the cryptonyms Z-1, Z-2, Z-3, etc. Renato Diego Lopez acts as the chief of the men. AMOT-32 is the instructor, and claims to have had fifteen years experience. This class was organized by Renato Diaz, who is acting as Chief of the Navy. AMOT-63 believes that AMCLATTER-5 is also connected with this as he personally talked to some pre-revolutionary Naval pilots about taking the course. Lessons are given daily and the course is to last fifteen days..."

104-10169-10177: CABLE RE JOAQUIN VARELA ACCOMPANY EVELIO DUQUE TO WASHINGTON ON BEHALF LIBERATION ARMY AIR FORCE

07/12/61, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "1. AMOT-63 reported that AMJAVA-2 (Handwritten: 201-282275 (possibly 6 for last digit) asked Joaquin Varela (201-287205) to accompany Evelio Duque, SUBJ of ref, on trip to WASH as expert on 'liberation army air force.' This is first WAVE info that AMJAVA-2 and Duque contact each other or that Duque going to WASH. 2. WAVE in cintact with Duque man Garcia on 7 July who informed WAVE that Duque out of town but did not volunteer where. 3. Re para 4 ref, AMCHEER-1 reports that Duque in contact with UR Hector Febles (Horacio) (201-292171) and Aurelio Fernandez (201-292172) treasurer this group. 3. WAVE files reveal info on Joaquin Varela Vieytes, trainee 5021, former navy pilot under Batista which may be IDEN. 5. Request any info you may have on Duque trip WASH. CS Comment: *Concerned info on Duque."

104-10162-10115: LIST OF CUBAN NAMES AND NUMBERS (PAGE 29)

1962, CIA document: POA Cancelled (Guest List Number omitted): ..."C NUMBER: 88388. NAME: LAMAR, y Maza (possibly Miro), Enrique Jose de. 201 NUMBER: 291541; C-NUMBER: 88377. NAME: TESTAR Baldes, Victoriz Bortha del Carmen. 201 NUMBER: 291542; C-NUMBER: 89841. NAME: SUAREZ Hernandez, Teresa. 201 NUMBER: 291544; C-NUMBER: 88991. NAME: SANCHEZ-BRETON Morel, Rafael Armando. 201 NUMBER: 291545; C-NUMBER: 89662. NAME: CORA Johnson, Elena. 201 NUMBER: 291547..."

104-10076-10244: JMWAVE CABLE - ATTEMPTS BY CUBA TO ESTABLISH ADDITIONAL AIR ROUTES TO LATIN AMERICA AND TO EUROPE

12/10/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "SUPDATA: Source paras 2-5 AMOT-63 from Osvaldo Jesus (Lopez-Guerrero) Chavez, a Cuban refugee and former employee of Cubana, who left Cuba on 9 Nov and arrived in the U.S. on 14 Nov 63. Source paras 8-10: AMWARM-1 in SW dated 15 Nov. received 2 Dec 63...."

1993.08.05.10:41:34:710005: HSCA MATERIAL REVIEWED AT HEADQUARTERS -- CUBAN COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY HANDBOOK

March 1964, Cuban Counterrevolutionary Handbook: Page 157: AFPJC - Asociacion de Funcionarios del Poder Judicial de Cuba en el Exilio (Association of Officials of the Judicial Power of Cuba in Exile): "Leading Personalities:...Dr. Enrique de la Mar y Maza: Treasurer..."

104-10162-10392: CABLE: ACCORDING AMOT-63, REPORTED DD-1193 DATED 4 NOV 64, JOSE

11/21/64, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMWORLD: "1. According to AMOT-63, reported DD-1193 dated 4 November 64, Jose Sobrado Barreiro reported on 2 November that Santiago Alvarez Sr. and Jr. ready leave for Managua via Lanica Airlines Flight Number 411, when advised at airport by ODURGE or ODENVY (U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service or FBI) representatives Alvarez Sr. not permitted depart. Alvarez Sr. told Sobrado he would leave despite restriction, be it by air, sea, or whatever. Son departed on schedule. 2. Local customers being notified."

104-10181-10290: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/TYPIC/AMOT KUDESK, ORESTES GUILLERMO RUIZ PEREZ (201-735296)

12/21/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: "1. An attempt made by the AMOTs to feel out Cira Antonio MUINO Rodriguez, the wife of Antonio Carlos *VECIANA Blanch, to ascertain whether she would be willing to contact Subject for the purposes of recruitment proved unsuccessful. AMOT-63 reported that about late May 1964 he visited Antonio *VECIANA, Sr., who is the uncle of Nilda *VECIANA, the wife of Subject. 2. On this visit Antonio VECIANA, Sr., received AMOT-63 reluctantly, but AMOT-63 was able to acquire some information from Cira Antonio MUNIO Rodriguez, the daughter-in-law of Antonio VECIANA, Sr., and from Mrs. Antonio VECIANA, Sr.; Antonio Sr. reproached his wife for giving the information, however. 3. AMOT-63 learned that the VECIANA family does not correspond and is not in contact with Nilda VECIANA, who resides in Mexico with Subject, her husband. Subject, as of May 1964, was holding a position in the Cuban Embassy in Mexico. Subject's father is reportedly an old-guard Communist and his brother a member of the Department of State Security. Orestes RUIZ also has a relative, Amado or Amadeo *LOPEZ, who has worked in various Cuban Embassies and has always been expelled at the request of the local government because of his Communist infiltration activities. Subject was in exile in Mexico during the BATISTA Regime and was a member of the AAA Organization headed by Aurelianao SANCHEZ Arango. The VECIANA family was not willing to act as a go-between to contact Subject and did not believe that Subject would cooperate with ODYOKE/the USA. 4. Both Antonio VECIANA, Sr., and Antonio VECIANA Blanch were residing at 2902 N.W. 11th Street, Miami, in May 1964. The September 1964 Miami Telephone Directory lists one Antonio VECIANA at 2902 N.W. 11th Street, telephone 635-6718...."

104-10225-10009: DISPATCH: FJDUST/SGSWIRL/PBRUMEN, TRANSMITTAL OF SGSWIRL REPORTS

12/13/66, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH Division: "1. Forwarded herewith are the following SGSWIRL reports with below list of IRD numbers, 201 numbers and cryptonyms: ....IRD NUMBER: (42469); 201 NUMBER: (-291555); CRYPTS: AMOT/63..."

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