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Cryptonym: AMPALM-10

Definition:
Angel Ros, national coordinator of the MRR
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10192-10184: CABLE RE IMPOSSIBLE TO OBTAIN ARMS

04/02/60: Cable from Miami to Director: "1. This is paraphrase of QDCOVE reply to AMPALM-10. Circumstances make impossible obtain arms now adequate your needs. Understand your feelings but can assure request carefully studied before negative decision reached. It thought be premature. Also believe can assure you in long run our 'friends' not let us down. While there hope get their assistance we have no other course than wait and overcome our impatience because this only way sacrifice of lives be less and fight be shorter, less bloody. We cannot throw so many friends into uncertain fight which could be sterile sacrifice and painfully negative. But leave decision your hands. If you decide go ahead will do everything I can help. If you decide wait we will have to determine who in danger and organize forces function without them. 2. Full message being handcarried by Zamka, who also bringing air tickets AMPALM-10 family..."

104-10271-10020: CABLE: ( ) SAYS EDDY FERNANDEZ HAS BEEN ARRESTED

04/12/60: Cable from Havana to Director: "AMPALM-10 says Eddy Fernandez has been arrested. Also says Rene said aka Rene Parra (also RCVD Parro) wishes stay SACU. Can base investigate."

104-10192-10159: CABLE RE ARREST SERGIO SANJENIS AND AMPALM-10 WHEREABOUTS

04/29/60: Cable from Havana to Director: "1. On 27 Apr local press broke story arrest Sergio Sanjenis and others and said AMPALM-10 fled to Miami. 2. According Rodrigo Portuondo AMPALM-10 safe but more worried than ever. Portuondo attempting get him in Brazilian Embassy. Police know Diaz in Miami. 3. Portuondo claims he still Secretary General MRR and awaiting confirmation from QDCOVE (Note: Ricardo de la Lorie) and Artime. Said he only MRR member who knows where AM-10 hidden. This very puzzling view AMPALM-1 (Note: Oscar Echeverria y Salvat) and 4 (Note: Angel Fernandez Varela) statements ref that AM-10 consulted re new directorate and that Gonzalez Conzo is sec gen. Request Miami query QDCOVE soonest re this to avoid plunging KUBARK (CIA) into MRR internal politics. CS Comment: *Forwarded info re reorganized structure MRR."

104-10192-10447: CABLE: PRESS AND RADIO REPORTING BRAZIL EMB HAS ADVISED MINISTRY

05/07/60: Cable from Havana to Director: "1. Press and radio reporting Brazil Embassy has advised Ministry of Foreign Relations asylum granted to AMPALM-10 and Alberto Cecilio Guigou, president shoe industry regulating commission. 2. View above AMPAL-1 (Note: Alec Resnick) ref para 3 action being cancelled. C/S Comment: *Concerned attempt clarify picture for AMPAL-1 re AMPALM-10 to hiding."

104-10296-10016: CABLE: AMPAL-1,WHO IS OLD FRIEND OF LINO FERNANDEZ

5/10/60 cable from Havana to Director: "AMPAL-1, who is old friend of Lino Hernandez, MRR Sec of Discipline and Control, has been in frequent contact with him over AMPALM-10 exfiltration problem...Brazil ambassador sympathetic to MRR but unlikely (to) cooperate further since feels that he and few other ambassadors bearing brunt of exile trade while others shirking their duty. AMPALM-10 and Aquiles Chinea in Brazil Embassy. Chinea has "safe conduct" and will leave soon. AMPALM-10 is having difficulty obtain(ing) one. Padres Guzman, Arollo (possibly Arroyo), Posada, and Ros under command of Lino Fernandez. Guzman is courier to Brazil Embassy."

104-10192-10145: CABLE RE CONTACTS

5/19/60 cable from Havana to Director: "Officer mentioned paragraph 5 (Havana 4153) is Walter H. Gebaide, station officer, who was in contact with Angel Ros, former secretary general of MRR, who was in Brazil Embassy with Chinea. On 12 May wife (of) Chinea came (to embassy) asking for Gebaide with message from Raul Gonzalez, pseudo used by Ros. In view (of) possible provocation another station officer who talked to wife who asked only that AMBIDDY (Artime) and AMCHIRP-1 (Ramon Barquin) be informed Chinea on way to Brazil."

104-10193-10096: RESULTS OF WAVE DEBRIEFING OF JORGE SOTUS ROMERO

12/21/60: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Page 2: ..."D. Sotus strongly emphasized that he does not consider himself member any anti-Castro group, even though he claimed to be an MRR founder. He has high regard for QDCOVE (Note: Ricardo de la Lorie) and he said he first person he wanted to see in PBPRIME (U.S.). He also spoke well of AMJAG-2, AMPALM-10 and AMNORM-1 (Note: Higino Diaz, aka Nino Diaz). However, he felt AMBIDDY-1 basically just a 'good speaker' and somewhat a coward for leaving Cuba when he did. Taking counterrevolutionary front in toto, Sotus emphatic in his belief that little can be accomplished in Miami and that Cuba must be the main scene of action. CS Comment: *Arrangements being made for Jorge Sotus Romero's departure from Cuba via boat."

1994.06.02.15:07:15:780005: Reel 61, Folder B - UNIDAD REVOLUTIONARIA.

Angel Ros, also known as "Guilin", "supposedly organized the MRR back in 1959; then he had a falling-out and his element, known as the MRRC, supposedly broke with the MRR several months before the invasion and worked with the UR...it soon became apparent that with 'Francisco' gone and the evident confused leadership of the MRR, that Guilin thought this would be the opportune time to attempt to regain control of the MRR...Iat page 92): During Sept. 1961 there were meetings with "Mr. Hicks" aka Cal Hicks and Jim Pekich with Angel Ros aka "Guilin" and others, including Fernando Cabada aka Frank Dutton/AMBLEAK-1, Wilfredo Brito aka E. I. Harrison, and Andres Zayas aka "Justo".

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