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Cryptonym: AMQUACK

Definition:
Che Guevera, guerrilla leader and minister in Castro's Cuba, killed in Bolivia in 1968. Aka AMQUACK-1.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

Mary's DB AMQUACK entry

Mary's entry: AMQUACK = Che Guevara

Blond Ghost p.81

104-10076-10308: JMWAVE CABLE - CUBAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN RELATIONS TO BE REPLACED.

12/10/63: "a trained observer of proven ability who is a member of the Western diplomatic community heard from an old time Communist holding a minor Cuban government job that Ernesto "Che" Guevara y Serna was under house arrest and Omar Fernandez Canizares was removed as Minister of Transportation for possibly being involved in an anti-Castro plot."

104-10429-10111: REPORT ON CUBAN PROPAGANDA, HAVANA'S RESPONSE TO THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND COMMENT ON THE NEW ADMINISTRATION

12/31/63, Radio Propaganda Report - Miscellaneous Press Reports from Latin America concerning Kennedy Assassination and Related Propaganda from Cuba. Authored by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), a CIA publication. "On 25 November, just after the shooting of Oswald, Che Guevara remarked in a speech at an electric power forum that the death of President Kennedy "could presage more problems for the revolution." Guevara warned his listeners to be alert to any danger. He called the killing of Oswald "something straight out of a U.S. gangster film", suggested that there were "many dark and shadowy forces" moving in the background, and forecast that "the peace of the world will be threatened for years to come."

124-10290-10090: No Title

Re 3/6/64: "...there had been considerable discussion about the difficulties between Carlos Rafael Rodriguez, minister of the National Institute for Agrarian Reform (INRA) and Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Minister of Industries. AIP (Agency of Newspaper Reporters) noted that on March 6, 1964, at a meeting in the palace, Castro stated "Che" deserved the very high title of "Worker of the Vanguard", a statement interpreted to mean a pat on the back for the Argentine Communist and an indication of which side Fidel Castro favors."

104-10308-10005: DISPATCH: ESILES. BABUN AND ASSOCIATES HELD ANOTHER MEETING WITH CAMERON

On 4/15/64, Babun paid $2500 of the 100K and Bryan Cameron advised his Mafia group in St. Louis. The plan was for Julius Lobo and AMCANOE-1 to pay the $100,000 in May and put the money in a safe deposit box.

104-10308-10046: RE: PLAN OF CUBAN EXILE LEADERS TO ASSASSINATE SELECTED CUBAN GOVERMENT LEADERS INTERNAL SECURITY- CUBA

Re 6/18/64: Another government agency, MM T-1, reported to the FBI on 6/18/64 that a group of Cuban exiles (Teofilo Babun, Oscar Fernandez Viega/AMWAX-1, UOAMBER-2/Miguel Geullerion Truyul-Gemeiro and others) were interested in killing Fidel Castro, Raul Castro and Che Guevara and spoke with Byron Cameron about it. Cameron was the owner and operator of the Cayman Hope vessel and co-owner of the Antillean Marine Shipping Company. Cameron denied having Mafia connection that could make such a thing happen, and denied any involvement in any such scheme.

104-10245-10047: DRAFT OF DISPATCH: SUBJECT - TRANSMITTAL OF BOOK "EL APARATO" BY MANUEL BRANA CHANSOULME AND INFORMATION ON THE AUTHOR

8/24/65 cable from Chief of Station to JMWAVE to Chief, KUWOLF: "Points for possible exploitation: ...Rift between Che and Fidel. Old Guard backing Fidel because they can? control him. Che waiting for his chance and counting on the help of Chinese communists. The only question still to be determined in Cuba is whether Cuba will go along with Russian aim of coexistence or whether the hard line of the Chinese Communists will be followed, in any event the policy will not be Cuban, but rather Russian or Chinese. This type of (propaganda) is aimed at WH. Uncover plan to eliminate Che from Cuban scene because of his unwillingness or inability to follow Russian directives. Put him in Brazil or Mexico's directing the people's army against the military caste of that country. This is to be the result of the break with Russian policy because he leans towards China. Put out a sheet listing Cuban diplomats together with the country they were expelled from for intromission in that country's internal affairs. If necessary, publish this in a couple of Mexican and Brazilian newspapers. The negro in absolute minority in July 26 movement. Leak that Fidel kept the negro out of the movement and his claims to be their friend were necessitated by the defection of his white friends."

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