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Cryptonym: AMRUNG-1

Definition:
Rogelio Gonzalez y Corso, code name "Francisco". Name also referred to as Corzo and Corcho. Head of the internal resistance in Cuba until his capture in March 1961.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10061-10115: List of Names re Kennedy Assassination Investigation

HSCA asks for true name of AMRUNG-1. CIA response is Rogelio Gonzalez y Corso. Name provided to CIA officers Chris Hopkins and Bill Sturbitts by the CI staff. http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=26341#relPageId=19&tab=page

John Prados, Safe for Democracy, pp. 218, 256.

Rogelio Gonzalez y Corso was the internal resistance chief in Cuba of the MRR. Hr established it with Nino Diaz in Nov. 1959. By April 1960 the MRR network extended to all the provinces. In July, the FRD voted him To be the national chief in Cuba. He was arrested on 3/18/61 and executed shortly before the Bay of Pigs.

104-10162-10452: GIVEN TO MORALES BY BERNIE ON/A 29 APRIL 1960

A note "given to (David) Morales by Bernie (Reichardt)" 4/29/60: Artime writes that he needs to meet with Rogelio Gonzalez, he thinks Angel Fernandez Varela (AMPALM-4) might be able to set it up - and that he needs to speak with Gonzalez about military matters that he does not want Fernandez Varela to know about. Artime describes Gonzalez as an agricultural engineer and a member of the First Directorate of the MRR, and "my man of confidence" in Cuba. Artime also complains that because "I had to buy food for the boys who are in Miami and to rent a home in Fort Lauderdale for those who are going to arrive. THUS I NEED MONEY".

104-10162-10450: SENT TO MORALES TO HAVANA O/ABOUT 30 APRIL, TO ROGELIO

A note "sent to Morales to Havana...to Rogelio", 4/30/60: Ignacio asks Rogelio for information. He also provides some updates.

104-10167-10019: AMRUNG-1 informed Zamka he has been informed by AMHAWK that he and his group will not Cooperate with the Frente in Cuba

9/27/60 Havana to Director, for Twicker (Howard Hunt): "AMRUNG-1 informed Zamka he has been informed by AMHAWK'S representative known as 'Eladio' that he and his group will not cooperate with the Frente in Cuba. Eladio who reportedly is known as ""Maximiliano" to AMHAWK is believed to have been so instructed by AMHAWK."

1994.04.25.13:51:29:440005 Reel 5, Folder I - UNIDAD REVOLUCIONIA (UR).

"By mid-March of 1961 the potential of the UR as an effective opposition movement...had grown considerably...It was reported that ROBERT GEDDES had penetrations in 27 police stations with the object of gaining control over them if revolt or invasion materialized...he (had) plans to seize the G-2 and PSP offices in every city and town in northern Las Villas prior to an invasion...the UR action included uprisings in Pinar del Rio, Matanzas, and Pinar del Rio; sabotage operations throughout the island; and rebellion in...the navy...an unfortunate breach occurred at a meeting in the Biltmore section of Habana on 18 March 1961. Leading members of UR and MRR (and of other groups) met to discuss unification of resistance strategy...it included over 30 leading resistance figures. REDACTED security forces learned of this meeting and its location, ordered a surprise raid...included among those arrested: National Coordinators Rafael Diaz Hanscomb (NOTE: Actually Rafael Diaz Hanscom) and Rogelio Gonzalez Corzo of UR and MRR: Maj. Humberto SORI Marin, military coordinator of UR."

104-10193-10131: DISPATCH: AMOT-83 REPORTED THAT HE TALKED WITH SUBJECT WHO ARRIVED IN MIAMI FROM CUBA

5/25/61: Memo from Chief, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: Brunschwig reported to AMOT-83 that he was closely associated with the MRR in Dec. 1960 when it began to organize under a young man trained in the US "for the purpose of organizing that service in Cuba...after the capture of AMRUNG-1, chief of the underground in Cuba, Brunschwig became the secretary of the new chief" until the Bay of Pigs, when he had to go into hiding.

104-10226-10048: DISPATCH-THE FOLLOWING REPORT WAS RECEIVED AMOT SUB-SOURCE IN HAVANA

6/9/61, memo from Chief of Base, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: Zamka (David Morales) relays a memo he received from an AMOT subsource regarding the arrival of AMRUNG-1, Rafael Diaz Hanscom and Humberto Sori Marin.

104-10193-10168: MEMO: AMBRONC-5 AND AMJAVA-4 CONTACT REPORTS

August 1961, memo for the record by Clarence Pantleone: "Following AMRUNG-1's apprehension, AMBIDDY was asked who should coordinate internal action. AMJAVA-4 took his place beside the national coordinator who after the invasion took asylum. When this happened AMJAVA-4 assumed the position of national coordinator." Pantleone did not have much confidence in AMJAVA-4.

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