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Cryptonym: AMOURETTE-9

Definition:
Padre Enrique Osler, aka Enrique Osle, Jesuit priest. Spiritual advisor to the youth workers JOC (Juventad Obrera Catolica) and the labor group UTC (Union Trabajadorsa Cristianos). Father Osler worked with Reynoldo Gonzalez/AMCALL-1 both before and after his capture at the farm of Amador Odio in October 1961.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
Father Osler was chaplain of the Catholic trade unions in Cuba. He got AMCALL-1 out of prison in 1958 with the help of political pressure from the Papal Nuncio. For more, see the AMCALL-1 section.
Sources:

104-10178-10329 CABLE: SUPDATA SOURCE AMOURETTE-9

April 1959: AMOURETTE-9 was the source of info on Cuban anticommunist labor leaders. Said CTC chief David Salvador was ordering Reinaldo Pico/AMICE-31 to enter into a pact with the communist chief of the bus workers union. Pico was refusing to do it.

104-10217-10329: CABLE: ANTONIO GONZALEZ ARRESTED BY G-2 OCT

10/19/61 memo from JMWAVE to Director: AMCALL-1 arrested at Odio farm on 10/11. 10/17, AMOURETTE-9 "launches cable campaign...to all Latin American Catholic and labor organizations with which he had previous connections such as JOC (Cuban Catholic student group). Objective have them stimulate public opinion pressure Cuban govt spare life AMCALL-1 alleging he being persecuted as Catholic labor leader in line with current Cuban attacks on Catholic Church and its representatives."

104-10217-10074: PERSONAL RECORD QUESTIONAIRE PART II - OPERATIONAL INFORMATION

"Douglas J. FREAPANE was introduced to (AMCALL-1) in February 1959 in Havana to provide FREAPANE with first-hand information concerning the post-revolutionary high level labor activities and to aid in the development of Project AMCALL. (AMCALL-1) can be turned over to another Case Officer quickly and in a secure manner providing he bears credentials of JMCLIPPER and is able to speak Spanish. Ideally, the Case Officer should be introduced to AMCALL-1 by AMOURETTE-9." The next page adds that "Control of AMCALL-1 is through AMOURETTE-9 who has been his 'spiritual advisor' for many years". AMOURETTE-9 knows about AMCALL-1's relationship with JMCLIPPER.

124-90139-10123: No Title

"PADRE ENRIQUE OSLER, S.J. Advisor to Union de Trabajadorsa Cristianos (United Christian Workers), fiftyish, glasses, white, friendly said in part: "His role is that of spiritual advisor to the organization. He conducts classes and discussions on Catholic social philosophy...as a person who has been associated for eleven years with labor matters, he was spiritual advisor of the Joventud Obrera Catolica (JOC) during this period - also gives advice on trade union matters and other things."

1994.04.26.09:46:28:100005: Reel 52, Folder J - REINOL GONZALES

In prisoner exchange negotiations in 1978, Reynoldo Gonzalez suggested Osler, "a Puerto Rican Jesuit, now in Miami." His bio file appears to be 201-157858.

124-90102-10145: No Title

10/5/66 FBI memo: The CIS (Centro de Information Syndical) began in 1961-1962. Its goal was to supplant the Young Catholic Workers by organizing a Catholic labor movement that could penetrate existing labor organizations. "While CIS members are not Communists, they follow a program resembling Socialism and were opposed to the United States intervention in the Dominican Republic in 1965...Father Enrique Osle, a Jesuit priest from Cuba who was formerly chaplain of the Catholic labor unions in Cuba, was at one time connected with the CIS in Miami. Father Osle, however, presently resides in Puerto Rico."

104-10217-10336: DEBRIEFING REPORT: 17 _24 MAY 1979 SUBJECT: REINOL GONZALEX (WAR NAME: ANTONIO")

This debriefing was conducted by Carl Jenkins: Reynoldo Gonzalez was one of the founders of the Accion Democratica Revolucionaria (ADR), a Catholic anti-Castro group. Gonzalez "first made contact with the Agency in 1959 through Rev. Enrique Osle, who introduced Subject to Professor James O'Mailia ("Pepe") of Villanueva University, an Agency representative. Pepe offered economic help and arms for the anti-Castro labor movement.

104-10217-10397: BIOGRAPHIC DATA: GONZALEZ GONZALEZ, REYNOLD (REINALDO, REINO, REYNOL, REINOL)

June 1980 dossier on Reymond Gonzalez Gonzalez: "In November, 1959, AMOURETTE-9, a Catholic priest, reported that Gonzalez was a very capable and militant anti-communist."

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Bill Simpich

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