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Cryptonym: AMSOUR

Definition:
An operation based in Pinar del Rio province, utilizing the American rancher Lawrence K. Lunt. Collection of military, political and economic intelligence.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10226-10166: LETTER: DEAR FRANK

On 9/22/62, Lunt writes "Frank" and tells him that La Unidad Revolucionaria is putting an inordinate amount of faith in him. He is known to the UR as "Tony". Lunt has information on the movements of the Soviets and their weaponry. His source is Felix Lima, known to him as "Ruis".

104-10308-10167 MEMO: AMSOUR

Collection of military, political and economic intelligence by an on-island asset and his net. Instructions went out to the agent via SW (secret writing) and OWVL (one way voice link, used over standard shortwave frequencies). SW message #27 from the agent, dated 11 Oct 1964: "On the assassination attempt against Fidel, we know they took civilians wounded by shooting to the...hospital. Moments later, two soldiers from Fidel's guards presented themselves in said hospital taking away the wounded." Castro believed Lunt was trying to kill him. See pages 12 and 13 of 41, http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/document/0067/1562928.pdf

104-10217-10350: DISPATCH: OPERATIOONAL TRANSMITTAL OF REPORT OF MEETING BETWEEN WIFE OF AMCALL-1 AND SUBJECT

1970 meeting between Guillermo A. Pujol (GAP) and the Government of Cuba (GOC) to negotiate the release of various prisoners. The case ofan Lawrence Kirby Lunt (201-325064) has no solution. Fidel Castro considers the Lunt case as a direct betrayal of a personal relationship. Castro frequented the home of Lunt. When Lunt was caught with microfilm, which reported Castro's movements on a detailed basis, Castro took it as a personal affront and betrayal of their friendship.

104-10529-10321: CABLE: LETTER BEING POUCHED MEXI BY NON ACCOUNTABLE MANIFEST

10/8/63, R. Lehman SAS/EDE, x 4550, re 201-354405, DIR 74976: AMSOUR-2 letter pouched from Mexico City re "non-accountable interest 577054" for mailing to Mr. Juan Gomez Blanco in cuba (no redactions)

104-10529-10211: CABLE: LETTER TO BEING POUCHED MEXI BY NON-ACCOUNTABLE MANIFEST

11/13/63, R. Lehman SAS/EDE, x 4550, re 201-354405, DIR 82500: AMSOUR-2 letter pouched from Mexico City re "non-accountable interest 577151" for mailing to Mr. Juan Gomez Blanco in cuba (no redactions)

104-10097-10198: AIRMAILING LETTERS

"Airmailing 13 Nov to Pieper address three 11/13/63, cable MEXI 6874 from Mexico City to Director: "Letters received Velazco drop and to Valosek address two letters received Alamilla drop and one letter received Estrada drop."

104-10101-10113: CABLE: REF STATED MEXI WAS FORWARDING 13 NOVEMBER TO VALOSEK - TWO LETTERS

12/3/63, cable DIR 86343, ref MEXI 6874, from Director to Mexicco City: "Ref stated Mexi was forwarding 13 November to Valosek address two letters received Alamilla drop. It was noted that one letter was postmarked 7 October in Havana and postmarked on 14 October upon arrival in Mexi. From the above, it appears that the first letter remained in Mexi, presumably at the accommodation address, for approximately one month (14 Oct to 13 Nov) before being fed(?) to Headquarters. Headquarters is most concerned over the time lapse evidenced above as the 7 Oct letter contained SW (shortwave) and was feared lost. Request station inquire into cause (of) delay and advise results by cable..."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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