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Cryptonym: AMPANIC-7

Definition:
Emilio Adolfo Rivero Caro
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
AMPANIC-7 also worked under the aliases "Brand" and "Pancho"
Sources:

104-10103-10120: INTERVIEW WITH MR. JAMES S. PEKICH

In this HSCA-era memo, the identification of AMPANIC-7 as Emilio Adolfo Rivero Caro is made. CIA retiree James S. Pekich recalled AMPANIC-7 as a "Cuban lawyer who was intrigued with disguises and who enjoyed wearing a wig to cover his bald spot." Pekich said he ordered AMPANIC-7 "to establish communication channels, and to organized resistance, and that is all."

104-10103-10121: TYPED NOTE

This typed note contains the following: "AMPANIC-7 uses the name 'Brand' and 'Pancho'."

104-10103-10128: CONTACT REPORT ON AUGUST 5/60 AT 7 A.M. BRAND MADE CONTACT WITH

This 1960 contact report with Brand contains a wealth of details obtained from his underground meetings with various resistance figures inside Cuba, often conducted in various safehouses. The concern with disguises mentioned by Mr. Pekich in the first reference recurs in this report.

104-10103-10151: CABLE:11. YOUR MESSAGE 15. BRAND, CHACHO AND LUIS/ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE CASTRO AND SABOTAGE ELECTRIC COMPANY

This 1961 cable translates a Spanish message regarding "Brand's activities: "Brand, Chacho (AMCOAX-1), and Luis (AMPUG-1) only have arms for 50 men. Blowing up (of) Central Electric plant and possibly attempt on Fidel will be decidedly carried out 9 April."

104-10103-10360: COMMENTS ON BOOK V, SSC FINAL REPORT, THE INVESTIGATION OF THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY: PERFORMANCE OF THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES

This CIA commentary on the Church Committee's Schweiker-Hart Report has a section on AMPANIC-7, providing details on his recruitment (a "walk-in"), and his mission which according to this document included assassination, in contradiction to the recollections of his handler Mr. Pekich.

104-10217-10093: CABLE RE: HQS RELUCTANT PROVIDE $50,000 FOR WIFE AMCALL-1 SHARE OF HER HUSBAND'S RANSOM UNTIL $60,000 PROVIDED FOR RANSOM OF AMPANIC-7

AMPANIC-7 was arrested in April 1961 shortly after the sabotage and possible assassination mission noted in an earlier reference. This cable refers to possible ransom.

104-10217-10081: CABLE RE: BELOW IS A STATUS REPORT ON CONTACT WITH EX-PRISONERS BEING CONTACTED

2/80 "Emilio Rivero Lopez" is identified as 201-276080. From other ransom negotiation files it is clear that this is the 201 number for AMPANIC-7. This document provides 201 numbers for many ex-prisoners.

See Also:
Contributors:
Matthew Scheufele • MFF • Bill Simpich

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