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Cryptonym: AMPAD-1

Definition:
Source at the Havana Station up to 1960. A cable on October 20, 1960, stated that AMPAD-1 was known as "Rodriguez".
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A cable in February of 1960 stated that the propaganda wing of the MRR was headed by AMPALM-1 and was assisted by AMPAD-1, Manuel Salvat Fernandez Planas and Antonio Garcia. AMPAD-1 also appears to have had knowledge of at least some AMSPELL (DRE) members.
Sources:

104-10162-10091: CABLE INFO REPORTED ON 15 FEB BY AMPALM-1

2/17/60 memo: Regarding the propaganda wing of the MRR, "headed by AMPALM-1 and assisted by AMPAD-1, Manuel Salvat Fernandez Planas and Antonio Garcia."

104-10181-10363: BIOGRAPHIC DATA

June 1960, bio sheet on Juan Manuel Salvat Roque (AMHINT-2): "Contacts: AMBIDDY-1, de Varona, AMPALM-1 (Salvat's first cousin) and AMPAD-1 also know Salvat. AMBIDDY-1 has asked Salvat (and Muller) to join him. Salvat planning to go to Mexico City to meet AMPAD-1 to obtain a report on the latter's tour; eventually Salvat expected to go to Miami..."

104-10192-10065: CABLE RE: WOULD CALL HQS AND MASH ATTN TO PASSAGE MRR NAT DIRECTORATE

06/20/60: Cable from Havana to Director: Slugline RYBAT JMARC JMNET: Page 3: ..."The necessity exists for strong unified guidance and support to flow from the FRD to the internal directorate of the MRR soonest. AMPAD-1 and AMPAL-1 have both indicated to Lynott (Note: Possibly Grover Lythcott) that AMBIDDY-1 envisages a somewhat speedy campaign mainly supported by external forces who will expel the 26 of July government and set MRR up as the ruling group. QDCOVE appears take more realistic view in that he expects struggle against Castro be fairly lengthy with main action responsibilities resting with internal integrated Cuban forces..."

104-10181-10028: CABLE- AT MEETING CUBAN COMMITTEE ON REF CONGRESS DECIDED THAT BEST NOT SEND AN OFFICIAL DELEGATION

10/05/60: Cable from Havana to Director: Page 2: ..."3. Committee plans prepare written materials for series of pamphlets on Cuban situation and commie penetration of the revolution. AMPAD-1 believes the materials could be assembled at least twelve days before (unintelligible) congress thus rendering it possible to print the pamphlets in (unintelligible) before the beginning of the congress. Pamphlets would be used in the congress, distributed around hemisphere, summaries broadcast to Cuba..."

104-10162-10083: CABLE RE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING.

10/20/60 cable from Havana to Director. Marginalia identifies AMPAD-1 as "Rodriguez". Lasaga feels he might not be able to return to Cuba after the "Marian Congress". "Committee request that AMPALM-1 be invited. This poll discussed with (Charles) Weisinger by (Wilmer) Aretz on 18 Oct and agreed that (AMPALM-1) should attend. AMPALM-4 and AMPAD-1 (Rodriguez) recommend that AMPALM-1 also attend the Fifth Interamerican Week of Catholic Action to be held (in) Mexico 22 Nov to 2 Dec."

104-10179-10402: CABLE: HANDBILL BEING CIRCULATED BY MRP DIRECTS STUDENTS

11/7/60 cable from Havana to Director: "Handbill being circulated by MRP...directs students not attend classes 14 Nov...Possibly related to strike is AMPAD-1 report that on 13 Nov meeting will be held (at) Villanueva University of reps (of) all Catholic schools determine course of action if any (Government of Cuba) move directed toward Catholic schools takes place...will undoubtedly attack Villanueva as center of (illegible) and Yankee influence."

104-10171-10027: DISPATCH RE ACTIVITIES OF DIRECTORIO REVOLUCIONARIO ESTUDIANTIL ( DRE)

12/07/60: Dispatch from Chief of Base to Chief, WHD: "1. Attachment #1 consists of handbills and an AMPAD-1 written report on the 14 November 1960 student strike in the universities and secondary schools in Cuba. In substance, the report covers a meeting of student associations presidents at La Salle college in Havana in which it is lamented that their preparations for the strike were confused and thwarted by orders to the contrary from the Frente Revolucionario Democratico headquarters in Miami. It was noted that Radio Swan would not support the strike..."

104-10181-10343: CABLE: AMYUMS CONFIRM AMPALM-4 INFO REF A THAT AMHINT-4 NOW UNDER

12/08/60: Cable from Havana to Director: "1. AMYUMS confirm AMPALM-4 info Ref A that AMHINT-4 now under arrest. AMPAD-1 and AMPALM-4 independently speculate only matter of time until AMHINT-1 arrest due openness his ops and fact he frequents ACU HQs and meetings. 2. Suggest AMHINT-2 and 3 be cautioned and advised it imperative they live clandestine life after infil. Pouching full report roll-up of AMHINT-4 and Dr. Anres Cao of AMYUMS. CS Comment: *AMPALM-4 reported 5 Dec that (Crews) arrested Camaguey preceding week and now jailed."

104-10171-10041: AMSPELL PROGRESS REPORT FOR AUGUST 1962

09/14/62: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: Page 8: ..."Helsinki Youth Festival: A report prepared by AMBARB on AMSPELL/AMBARB participation in the Helsinki Youth Festival is forwarded, together with examples of press coverage, in Attachment B. Also appended to Attachment B are two reports, with photographs, obtained from AMPAD-1 on the Festival..."

104-10171-10260: DISPATCH: TYPIC/AMSPELL/OPERATIONAL PURPORTED LIBEL OF AMSPELL

02/13/63: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 2: ..."3. In independnet reports by AMPAD-1, AMPALM-4 and William S. Wibalda, the true identity of the author was established as Subject of reference (i.e. Dahlman). Later, when AMHINT-53 'discovered' the identity, he notified Newby. 4. AMPAD-1 reported that considerable information was made available to Dahlman by Miguel Laza, the AMSPELL representative in New York City. The present furore is caused because AMHINT-53 and AMHINT-2 thought the book was going to be a serious undertaking which would 'immortalize AMSPELL and its leaders for posterity.' The paperback edition, with a rather light, slick adventure twist, was not what the AMSPELL leaders had in mind. Further, AMPAD-1 believed that AMSPELL and Dahlman had reached some sort of agreement whereby AMSPELL was to receive a small percentage of the profits. To the knowledge of AMPAD-1, Dahlman is not a member of AMSPELL."

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