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Cryptonym: AMPANIC-14

Definition:
Juan de Jesus Arbelo Zabaleta. A communications trainer. AMPANIC-14 was known to AMYUM-1 and AMRUNG-1 in 1960. Also, a dispatch in January, 1964, stated that A-14 had been exposed to AMAGREE-1 as a training instructor known as "Enrique."
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10061-10115: LIST OF NAMES RE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION INVESTIGATION

AMPANIC-14 identified by CIA to HSCA researcher as Juan de Jesus Arbelo Zabaleta.

104-10240-10206: CABLE: LINO FERNANDEZ SENDS FOLL MSG TO AMBIDDY-1

"...Two men have been selected for commo training and are ready. when Melervey meets Subject will get further details and bio date these two persons. Havana will make arrangements (to) have AMPANIC-14 train them.

104-10193-10101: AMPANIC 14 REPORTED PLINIO VILLANUEVA NOT QUALIFIED

9/13/60 cable from Havana to Director: "AMPANIC-14 reported (Plinio Villanueva) not qualified W/T operator and would take him at least 6 months learn trade. A-14 currently TNC and assessing REDACTED as w/t. This matter discussed with AMYUM-1 and AMRUNG-1 night 10 Sept. They told view limited time factor they had to recruit w/t with experience. They agreed. On 11 Sept they furnished full name of reportedly experienced w/t operator: Edwardo Vargas Sosa, born 12/7/31 at Havana, Cuba, son of Jose Vargas Guerra...Cryptonym 216/2 for Vargas...Zamka directly contacted AMYUM-1 and AMRUNG-1."

104-10193-10305: CABLE: STATION RECEIVED PHONE MSG FROM AMYUM-1 MORNING 30 DEC TO

12/30/60, Cable from Havana to BELL (Sirett Acting): "1. Station received phone message from AMYUM-1 (Lino Bernabe Fernandez Martinez) morning 30 Dec to effect Escambray drop called off. 2. Night 29 Dec CO met with AMRUNG-1 (Rogelio Gonzalez y Corso) who had no info re planned drop and unable locate AMYUM-1 to confirm. Assume AMYUM-1 already passed above thru AMPANIC-14. 3. On basis assurances given ref AMYUM-1 planning proceed Escambray ASAP to arrange drop within several days. C/S Comment: *Hqs. wanted confirmation with AMYUM/1 (2) and AMRUNG/1 (3) that drop in Escambray was requested through AMPANIC/14 (4) will be executed at 2300 hours local, 30 December."

104-10180-10213: CABLE: REGRET SEARCH PERTINENT FILES FAILS DISCLOSE IDENTITY TRAINEE DESCRIBED REF

02/19/63, Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: S.L. Darling, Unit: SAS/FI): Page 1: Document Information: Subjects: AMPANIC-14. Page 2: "1. Regret search pertinent files fails disclose identity WT trainee described ref. 2. Any possibility AMPANIC-14 might recall SUBJ?"

104-10166-10226: UNIDAD REVOLUCIONARIA:

04/16/63, CIA document: Page 59: ..."4 May 61 AMPANIC-14 reported Antonio Cuellar reported to G2 re UR members..." - - - Page 60: ..."85. Curbelo, del Sol, Candido, AKA: 'Ricardo' (Handwritten: 201-325321): Former Mil Coord UR, Cuba; associate of Clarence, featured in AMYELL-1 trial, via NOTLOX and AMPANIC-14; once requested assistance of Swiss to enter YOACRE; suspected as provocateur by SMOTH; ca. 55 years old; former Col. in Batista army; arrested prior 3 Aug 62; alleged to have been executed Sept 2; present status not certain. (59;150;157;168;175; 212)..."

1994.05.18.13:23:17:130005: Reel 55, Folder L - WILLIAM D. PAWLEY

Undated document: Page 200: ..."Arbelo Zabaleta Juan de Jesus, 30 Mar. 1929, Cienfuegos, Las Villas, Cuba..."

104-10216-10148: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF OPERATIONAL PLAN FOR AMTRUNK VII

01/22/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 11 (Page 2 of Damage Report): ..."G. Agent Personnel Exposed to AMAGREE-1: AMPANIC-14 as 'Enrique', training instructor..."

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