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Cryptonym: AMSAIL-1

Definition:
Carlos Fernandez Trujillo, also known as Carlos B. Fernandez. He was a Miami attorney and an agent for the CIA that frequently traveled between Miami and Mexico City.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
1994.06.24.14:33:30:910005, p. 152: In the early 60s, he had his legal offices in the Congress Building, Miami, and helped administrate legal affairs for the FRD. After 1964, he was known as LICOMET-1. 201-285165, http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=146763&search=Lisicle#relPageId=88&tab=page
Sources:

104-10512-10047: CABLE: AMSAIL-1 REPORTED REQUEST PARA 2 REF A TO STATION 14 SEPT

09/16/62: Cable from Mexico City to JMWAVE: "AMSAIL-1 reported request para 2 Ref A to Station 14 Sept. MEXI concurs WAVE help provide desired info but believe it should be passed to Smitmans by AMSAIL-1 rather than Pendas. Should be no problem since Pendas working closely with AMSAIL-1." Handwritten note:

104-10512-10025: CABLE:MEXI PLANNING TAKE OVER AMSAIL-1 AND AMSUPER-1

5/13/63 message from Mexico City to Director: "1. MEXI planning take over AMSAIL-1 and AMSUPER-1. AMSAIL-1 to be raised 50 dollars to total 250 per month effective 1 May. AMSUPER-1 to be retained at 100 dollars per month. Will be handled through AMSAIL-1. 2. AMSAIL-1 principal link to all Cuban refugees Mexico. Will handle debriefing, assist in passing funds to KUBARK (CIA) operational assets exiting Cuba, assist in mailing propaganda to Cuba. Station feels he will also prove useful penetration operations aimed at Cuban Embassy and key GOC ministries. AMSUPER-1 will serve primarily as debriefer. 3. PRQ Part II on AMSAIL-1 will be pouched soon."

104-10531-10011: CABLE: AMSAIL-1 AND AMSUPER-1 RELEASED FROM JAIL

7/9/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: "1. AMSAIL-1 and AMSUPER-1 released from jail afternoon 9 July, Barker met with AMSAIL-1 that night. A-1 reported he only questioned total seven or eight minutes, never searched, not roughed up, kept in two-man cell with seven other prisoners. Has lost weight but in generally good condition. 2. Both agents will be allowed recuperate approx one week before any new assignments, each will prepare written report on interrogation. Station will exercise extreme security precautions in future contacts with A-1. No index." Handwritten note:

104-10512-10026: DISPATCH: AMSAIL-1 AND AMSUPER-1

"Carlos Fernandez and Dimas Figueredo are both well-known leaders of the Consejo Revolucionario Cubano in Mexico City and appear to be the two persons most concerned with aiding Cuban refugees in this city. They have often been helpful especially in connection with visa matters."

Bill Simpich, State Secret, Chapter 4, http://maryferrell.org/pages/State_Secret_Chapter4.html

..."The head of Transcontinental S.A. was Dallas import-export agent Ramon Cortez, also known as Ramon Cortes and Raymond Cortez. Cortez had a history of working both sides of the street with the Capri casino in Havana and as a friend of Che Guevara and a celebrant at May Day celebrations. A Dallas jury convicted Cortez for impersonating a Guatemalan diplomat, but Cortez never went to jail. His variety of names served him well. During 1962, Cortez worked alongside Dimas Figueredo (AMSUPER-1).[84] Figueredo was looking for Castro’s spies as a member of the GYROSE Debriefing Unit, while the two men ran a shoe factory together. An interview with Tony Sforza indicates that he also worked with a debriefing unit – Sforza’s unit was a counterintelligence unit within the AMOTS. It’s possible that Sforza worked with a different debriefing unit than Figueredo, but it seems more likely that Task Force W would want to have its best people in the same debriefing unit. The head of the debriefing unit was Carlos Fernandez (AMSAIL-1), who conducted the impersonation of a Cuban embassy official discussed in the previous chapter. Cortez would physically assist Cuban exiles while Figueredo was debriefing them. After Havana figured out that Cortez had 'beat the Castro government out of more than $80,000', Figueredo hired a bodyguard for Cortez..."

180-10110-10017: 180-10110-10017

Deposition of Robert Shaw: Shaw aka "Lawrence Barker" testified that "AMSAIL...was the representative of the exile community. He would arrange to meet, help, debrief Cubans who were arriving constantly from Cuban on the way to the United States or to Mexico or to somewhere else in the world, people who were exiting Cuba."

104-10299-10057: COMMITTEE FOR NON-VIOLENT ACTION

2/21/63: Inter-office memorandum from Det. Sgt. C. H. Sapp, Intelligence Unit to A. W. Anderson, Assistant Chief of Police, Miami: "At 9 am, February 20, 1963, this writer contacted Attorney Carlos Fernandez who represents the Cuban Revolutionary Council. Mr. Fernandez had applied for an injunction against the pending picket and a hearing was to be held at 12:30 pm in the chambers of Circuit Judge Anderson. At 12:30 pm a contact was made with Mr. Fernandez in which we discussed our mutual feeling in that there would be violence brought about if this picket did take place. The facts were placed before Judge Anderson who ruled that he was powerless to enjoin any picket that was presumed to be a 'peaceful' picket."

maryferrell.org/pages/State_Secret_Chapter3.html

The Cuban commercial attaché Luisa Calderon had been a person of interest for the Mexico City station that summer – during July, after a Texas rancher named Eldon Hensen tried to do business with her, one of Bob Shaw’s colleagues called Hensen back and pretended to be a Cuban official. Hensen then met with the CIA agent at a restaurant, while Shaw (aka “Lawrence Barker”) sat at a nearby table to take in the action. (see endnote 63),

104-10265-10277: MEXI PAPER CARRIED UPI STORY, "ENEMIES OF FIDEL CASTRO CONCENTRATING IN NICARAGUA

8/8/63 memo, from Mexico City to Director: "Carlos Fernandez Trujillo" spelled out in marginalia on this memo as AMSAIL-1.

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