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Cryptonym: AMSLAW-1

Definition:
Pedro Julio Martinez Fraga y Fernandez
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Fernandez was the former Cuban Ambassador to the United States and a jurist.
Sources:

104-10061-10115: LIST OF NAMES RE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION INVESTIGATION

On a list prepared by the HSCA staff, "AMSLAW-1" is listed as "Pedro Julio Martinez Fraga y Fernandez".

180-10145-10210: [No Title]

10/17/60, Contact Report by Wallace Parlett, from chrono on documents of Tony Varona: "Subject: Meeting with AMSLAW-1, Columbus Hotel, Florida. AMSLAW-1 was to leave for Paris the evening of 14 Oct where he wanted to persuade AMECRU-1/Guillermo Alonso Pujol to return to the U.S. in order to begin and carry out the important work of a 'behind the scenes collaborator with AMRASP/FRD. Is that alright with Parlett? It is alright with AMHAWK/Tony Varona with whom this matter had been cleared. I answered in the affirmative."

104-10265-10297:OFFICE MEMO: RENE NUNEZ VERLO AND RUBEN ORTA PINO

11/23/60 memo from Jean Pierson to C/WH/4 Jake Esterline. Item 4 on the document states "The Martinez-Fraga mentioned may be identical with Pedro Julio Martinez-Fraga y Fernandez (201-276850) former Ambassador to the United States, well known to Jerry Droller."

104-10227-10156: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - TRANSMITTAL OF PASSAVOY MEMO 120, A TRANSLATION OF THE DR PEDRO MARTINEZ FRAGA DOCUMENT

12/19/61, PASSAVOY Memo 120, "The Recognition of the Revolutionary Council of Cuba" - Strictly Confidential:..."The Frente, at the time of its birth, agreed with the Government of Washington (and its representation) in the form which the attached memorandums describe, an agreement or pact unwritten - regulating the established relations between both. These plans and initial efforts have developed into a state of war, which is proclaimed by thousands of dead, 50,000 prisoners and unspeakable suffering and anguish inside and outside of Cuba...in March (1960) in Miami Mr. Frank Bender representative of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) began preliminary conversations with (certain individuals) which developed on 12 May in the founding in New York of the Frente Revolucionario Democratico de Cuba...attended by Dr. Manuel A. de Varona, Justo Carrillo, Jose I. Rasco, Manuel Artime, Andreas Vargas Gomez, Pedro Martinez Fraga and with Ricardo Lorie...the executive committee established itself finally in Miami and with it here were established the various commissions (propaganda, planning, military, financial, etc.), operating parts of the Frente...Except for the MRR whose official representation participated in the founding of the Frente, all and each of the other organizations that have belonged to the Frente and now pertain to the Cuban Revolutionary Council, arose long after the 12th of March 1960. It should be observed that, in spite of the efforts and maneuvers carried out by well-known elements of the deposed Batista dictatorship, the FRD consistently closed its doors to these elements...(there was) a control system through the means of a subsidy unilaterally administrated which the CIA was exercising and did exercise over all and each of the various aspects, economic, political and military, of the war against Castro...very soon the economic control exercised by the Bender group...(was extended) to each of the functional activities of the Frente..."

104-10297-10268: DISPATCH: JMZIP/KUCAGE/AMBUD/OPERATIONAL TRANSMITTAL OR DOCUMENTS BY DR. PEDRO MARTINEZ FRAGA CONCERNING RECOGNITION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL OF CUBA

12/21/61 dispatch from Chief of Station, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD, slugline JMZIP KUCAGE AMBUD: Information collected by Dr. Pedro Martinez Fraga that he wrote and distributed regarding the Revolutionary Council of Cuba. The English and Spanish documents are highly critical of the CIA and make demands of the US Government.

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Carmine Savastano • Bill Simpich

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