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Cryptonym: AMSIGH-2

Definition:
Clemente Inclan Werner, prisoner released in 1970 and then used as intermediary between the Cuban government and imprisoned anti-Castro agents.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Dr. Clemente Inclan retired as the Rector of the University of Havana in 1959: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=59594&relPageId=910&search=%22clemente_inclan%22
Sources:

Fabian Escalante, JFK: The Cuban Files (Ocean Press, 2006), p. 244

"October 22 (1963): During the night, Cuban airplanes intercepted and attacked two V-20 pirate launches as they were attempting to land arms and saboteurs in Cuba on the southern coast of Pinar del Rio province. The Cuban aircraft also located and attacked the 'mother ship' that had transported the launches. The enemy action was frustrated in a coordinated air force and coastal defense action. CIA agents Clemente Inclan Werner, chief of security in actions organized against Cuba from the Rex vessel, and crew members Luis Montero Carranza and Roberto Lizano Rodriguez were captured. Spokesmen from the Comsandos L stated that Cuban counter-revolutionary groups under CIA direction were given every assistance in their anti-Cuba actions, citing the case of the Mambi Commandos (note: Comandos Mambises), who had engaged in attacks on Cuba from points in US territory." His capture is verified in this CIA memo: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=138561&relPageId=2&search=%22clemente_inclan%22

124-10203-10323: No Title

11/12/63: Clemente Inclan and the other two prisoners are interviewed at a press conference. The entire transcript is posted here.

104-10217-10108: CABLE RE: STATION IS AWARE OF HIGH LEVEL LNHARP INTEREST AMSOUR CASE WHICH

1969 memo: "Station is aware of high level LNHARP interest AMSOUR case which necessitated (REDACTED) direct contact with Alonso (Pujol/AMECRU-1)...AMSIGHS should be impressed with necessity clearing names to Alonso and reporting future contacts to Alonso."

104-10217-10136: CABLE RE: IDENTITIES FOLLOW ON CRYPTS USED IN REF B

4/30/71 memo from WH/Miami to WITHHELD: "Identities follow in (following cable): A. AMSIGH-2: Former political prisoner in PBRUMEN (Cuba) who ransomed by AMECRU-2 and who now used as intermediary in ransom case involving imprisoned PBRUMEN (Cuban) agents."

104-10217-10137: CABLE RE: FOLLOWING IS KEYED TO REF

4/30/71 memo from WH/Miami to WITHHELD: "Following is keyed to (previous cable): A. Clemente Inclan Werner (201-312305)."

Warren Hinckle and William Turner, Deadly Secrets (Thunder's Mouth Press, New York: 1992), p.p. 161-162

"...Also starring on Havana television that day was Dr. Clemente Inclan Werner, in earlier days a well-known Cuban yachtsman. he said that he had been smuggling arms for the Christian Democrats when the CIA recruited him into its Commandos Mambises fighting force. He had been trained in firearms and explosives and the fine arts of invisible inks at a CIA school for guerillas on a suburban Miami state."

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