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Cryptonym: AMPASHA-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. A cable in March, 1961, on the arrest of AMIRE-1, named AMPASHA-1 as being among those who either knew the former or probably knew him. In addition, a cable on December 5, 1963, stated that the next letter AMPASHA-1 received signed Teresa would be a SW carbon.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
In addition, a cable in May, 1960, detailed AMPASHA-1's meeting with Anthony Chicoy Mata and (FNU) Fernandez Jomerson in Cuba the previous month. AMPASHA-1 was said to have known Chicoy for several years. However, a cable a few days later stated that "Rene has never heard of Chicoy and Fernandez." It was thought that the men may have been attached to the MRR and Nino Diaz.
Sources:

104-10265-10004: CABLE: FOLLOWING GRANTED POA

03/29/60, Cable from Director to Havana (Orig: J. Piccolo, Unit: WH/4/IA): "Following granted POA: 1. AMPALP-1. 2. AMPAIN-5 (Note: might be AMPALM-5). 3. AMPASHA-1. 4. AMVEST-3. 5. AMFOX-3. 6. AMPARCH-1."

104-10271-10004: CABLE: WEEKEND 23 APRIL ( ) TRAVELLED TO ( ) IN RESPONSE TO REQUEST FROM ANTONIO CHICOY

05/04/60, Cable from Havana to Director: "1. Weekend 23 April AMPASHA-1 travelled to SACU in response to request from Antonio Chicoy Mata whom A-1 has known for several years. Chicoy had summoned him to meeting aimed at forming civil resistance in HAVA. On 24 April Chicoy introduced A-1 to Fernandez Jomerson FNU in Club 300 and that night Fernandez and A-1 drove up central highway in jeep towards El Cobre and turned right on dirt road one and half kilometers past Malgapero (possibly Malcarejo), about 25 kilometers on dirt road to a house with own electric plant. 2. There A-1 met with 5 men well armed but in civvies leading agent to think they operate out of SACU. These men claimed be part of 300 man group taking orders from Nino Diaz. A-1 spent night there and returned SACU and HAVA following day. 3. A-1 says he contacted by Chicoy because Nino Diaz asked Chicoy sell bonds and raise money in HAVA. Chicoy about 55 years old. Fernandez about 28, 5 feet 8 inches, medium build and referred to by others as Captain. 4. Request SACU make discreet queries from MRR contacts to see if Chicoy and Fernandez Jomerson their people. HQs may wish query Diaz re Chicoy."

104-10271-10002: CABLE: HAS NEVER HEARD OF

05/07/60, Cable from Santiago de Cuba to Director: REF: HAVA 4444 (IN 34619)* "Rene said has never heard of Chicoy and Fernandez. C/S Comment: *Requested SACU make discreet queries from MRR contacts to see if Chicoy and Fernandez Jomeron their people."

104-10180-10180: REFERENCE A DOES NOT GIVE SUFFICIENT DETAIL TO MAK A VERY REALISTIC APPRAISAL AT THIS TIME OF THE DAMAGE TO OUR OPERATIONS.

03/06/61, Memorandum from Withheld, C/WH/A/FI to Chief, WH/4: Subject: AMIRE-1 (Arrest on 3 March 1961): "1. Reference A does not give sufficient detail to make a very realistic appraisal at this time of the damage to our operations from the arrest of AMIRE-1. 2. According to AMRYE-1, the head principal agent of our staybehind nets in Cuba, AMIRE-1 was kept fully informed of everything concerning operations and reporting. He also knew of the AMPARCH-1 agent net and how contact can be made with the agents. He was kept fully cognisant of all incoming and outgoing radio messages and reports. 3. Following is a list of the agents known or probably known to AMIRE-1: AMRYE-1, AMPARCH-1, AMSTOW-1, (2 cryptonyms unintelligible), AMMIOLITE, AMMIOLITE-2, AMBOUT-1, AMPASHA-1, AMALBA-1, AMBLAB-1, AMWREN-1 (possibly), AMPARLOR-2, AMDOIT-1, AMCONCERT-1, AMFIX-1 (possibly), AMPHODARCH-11, AMGLEN-9, AMPALM-4. 4. AMIRE-1 was also in contact with counter-revolutionaries such as the following which could have been the cause of his arrest: (REDACTION). 5. AMIRE-1 was also made aware of the persons (unintelligible) staybehind (unintelligible) are cached or stashed. He was to have provided (REDACTION). He was also one of the staybehind agents (REDACTION)."

104-10076-10074: CABLE - MESSAGE FOR AGENT

12/05/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMWREN COMMO TOCAN: ..."2. For DIR only: Need info about poss re-organization Min Forn Relations. Repeating. Do not send AMSINCE-1 to see AMLABOR-1. The next letter AMPARLOR-12 receives signed Maria will be an SW carbon . The next letter AMSTUFF-1 receives signed Margarita will be a carbon. The next letter AMTWIT-1 receives signed Silvia is a carbon and the next letter AMPASHA-1 receives signed Teresa is a carbon. Therefore they should not try to develop them. Head soonest addresses there where they can receive them. Sending you SW developing pills through dead drop."

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