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Cryptonym: AMPUG-1

Definition:
Alfredo Izaguirre Revoi aka Alfredo Izaguirre de la Riva, Alfredo Izaguirre Rivas. Also used the alias "Luis". 201-273550.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

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

Jim Pekich was the CIA officer who organized nets of agents prior to their infiltration into Cuba. There was an AMPUG net. http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=108404&relPageId=2 AMPUG-1 is identified in this memo as Alfredo Izaguirre Revoi

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

AMPUG-1 was recruited and infiltrated in Sept 1960, returned in May 1961 after the Bay of Pigs. He was re-infiltrated into Cuba on 6/29/61, with the mission to organize resistance groups and sabotage operations. He was arrested during July 1961, and was sentenced to a 30 year term.

Bill Simpich, "The Hidden Castro Plots", Op-Ed News, 6/10/15, http://www.opednews.com/populum/printer_friendly.php?content=a&id=191905

Cuban intelligence chief Fabian Escalante describes Alfredo Izaguirre de la Riva as the leader of Operation Patty. Operation Patty was a plan to assassinate Fidel and Raul Castro on July 26, 1961, the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Alfredo Izaguirre was taking direction not from the CIA, but rather a Navy lieutenant commander. This lieutenant commander was undoubtedly Hal Feeney. Base commander Feeney was working with Lieutenant Jack Modesett. Both men were working closely with the Castro rebels during this time period. CIA documents show that Izaguirre was arrested on July 22, four days before the planned attack.

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

Brand (AMPANIC-7), 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. Once this is achieved impossible to maintain clandestine organization in Cuba.

104-10226-10052: AMPUG-1 WILL ARRIVE HQS AREA VIA EAL FLT 852 NIGHT 19 MAY

5/20/61: JMWAVE recommends that HQ provide AMPUG-1 with all assistance possible. AMPUG-1 is arriving from Cuba for a short stay in the USA. Cecil Cartwright served as his escort officer. In Feb. 1963 Cartwright used the alias "Clarence" when working with Manuel Artime: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2iGk_38NIIHd0hHZ3BxTnU4dEk

1994.04.26.09:46:28:100005: Reel 52, Folder J - REINOL GONZALES

"Alfredo Izaguirre Rivas": 201-273550. For some reason, there had been confusion about that number in at least one instance, see http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=48279#relPageId=4

104-10226-10174: SUBJECT: MEETING WITH AMPUG-1 ON 20 AND 21 MAY 1961

5/20-5/21/61: WH/4/FI Robert Wiecha's memo for the record: AMPUG-1 was the emissary for the UR, due to his command of English and contacts with media sources. UR in Cuba cannot accept leadership from the "Consejo" (CRC) because its leaders Jose Miro Cardona and Tony Varona have sons held prisoner by the Cuban government. He felt KUBARK trained him and others and is now compromsing their security in various ways. "He said...(he had a group of 1000 men) which may be exaggerated somewhat. He said that he has not received any money from KUBARK...it was his group which burned the Hershey Sugar Mill and the garage of the Hilton Hotel...his men have destroyed three to four million arrobas of sugar cane."

104-10226-10127: JMWAVE PM PAID TO JUAN HUARTE Y TELLECHEA 7,300 U.S. DOLLARS IN EXCHANGE FOR 36,500 CUBAN PESOS WHICH HE MADE AVAILABLE IN HAVANA TO MRR

10/31/61: $7300 was paid by JMWAVE PM to Juan Huarte, who in turn passed the money to AMPUG-1...JMRIM (sic: should be RIMM or JMRIMM) is convinced that the code groups reproduced by GOC (Government of Cuba) were SADTIZ messages and not messages passed from the SADTIZ pad passed by him to PEKLOK."

104-10192-10285: CABLE:FOLL INFO OBTAINED CARLOS BANDIN AKA LAZARO DURING DEBRIEFING 17

10/20/61 cable from JMWAVE to Director: Carlos Bandin aka Lazaro is the present leader of MRR. AMBRONC-5 will be national military coordinator upon his return to Cuba. Main six groups now are MRR, MRP, Rescate, Nov 30, DRE and MDC. Lazaro arrested due to Saborit who worked in the AMPUG net. AMPUG-1 introduced Lazaro to Saborit at the time MRR was using the PEKLOK channel. Lazaro said AMPUG-1 talked too much and confided in Saborit.

104-10226-10140: SUBJECT: ALFREDO IZAGUIREZ RIVE

Biography of Izaguirre/AMPUG-1: Former manager of Havana daily newspaper. In September 1960 received training in sabotage from CIA at base known as ISOLATION. Traveled to US on 5/15/61 representing Cuban resistance groups on the island seeking US support. Independent - cooperating with UR.

Contributors:
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