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Cryptonym: AMRAYON-4

Definition:
Cecilio Argelio Martinez, member or ally of the 30th of November Movement
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Appeared to have some knowledge of the activities of anti-Castro Cuban activist, Felipe Vidal Santiago, and his American ally, Roy Emory Hargraves, in early 1963.
Sources:

104-10236-10060: CONTACT REPORT: ARGELIO MARTINEZ (FORMERLY AMRAYON-4) INTERPRETER AMSIGH-3

02/24/63, from Withheld, PM Case Officer. Argelio Martinez's account of the capture of the capture of eight Cubans: "1. As a follow-up to reference, the case officer contacted Argelio Martinez, formerly AMRAYON-4, of the 30th November Movement to find out what information he might be able to add to the incident discussed in the reference"...

124-10221-10050: FBI REPORT: 30TH OF NOVEMBER REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT

04/29/63, report from Robert James Dwyer of the Miami Office: ..."Martinez stated that Roy Emory Hargraves and Attorney Charles Ashmann had no previous knowledge of this infiltration plan, in no way participated, and information furnished to the press by them is completely untrue. ...He stated he is the person responsible for the "Wasp", a 31 foot Prowler cabin cruiser, then presently located at Germain's Dock, Marathon, Florida. Martinez stated that Felipe Vidal, a Cuban exile, and Roy Emory Hargraves, an American Soldier of Fortune, active in Cuban revolutionary matters, have worked together but are not associated with the 30th of November Revolutionary Movement. Martinez said the "Wasp" was used on a 30th of November mission to Cuba and Vidal participated as a navigator and brought along his friend Hargraves. Martinez explained that the group did not want Hargraves to come along, but in order to retain Vidal's services, they were forced to accept him. He said he knew the United States Government did not want American adventurers participating in raids against Cuba, but that Hargraves would not be taken along again and was not a member of the organization. Martinez said the "Wasp" is equipped with two VG gasoline engines which develop over 600 horsepower and the boat is fast and seaworthy."

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Gavin McDonald

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