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Cryptonym: AMSUPER-1

Definition:
Dimas Domingo Figueredo Fernandez, CRC representative in Mexico City.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

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

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.

124-10289-10049: No Title

Dimas Domingo Figueredo Fernandez provided a bodyguard in response to threats made to Ramon Cortes. The two men worked together in a shoe business in Mexico (see p. 21). Figueredo was active with the CRC in Mexico, "which devoted its time to anti-Castro activity and clandestine resistance activity". Figueredo and his family emigrated from Cuba to Mexico in 1960. He had worked in a cotton factory in 1962, had experience as a newspaper man, sugar technician, and textile engraver. As of Jan. 1963, was working as a Mexican correspondent for Argentina Information and News Agency. In June 1963, he was arrested but not charged for attempted sabotage of a Cuban vessel in Mexico. (p. 9) Cortes was friendly with the CRC. Given a two year sentence in 10/62 for impersonating Guatemalan consul. Resided in Dallas, Texas. Knew Maria Witoski/AMKIRK-1, secretary to Juan Orta. Not prosecuted for trading auto parts with Cuba while president of Transcontinental S.A., because he cooperated with US government.

104-10512-10043: CABLE:MEXI SYMPATHIZES WAVE EFFORTS PARA 3 REF A BUILD AMBUD INTO EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION

The Gyrose Debriefing Unit in Mexico City, as of October 1962, consisted of "AMSUPER-1 (in charge), LIMASK-1, and LITAINT-7 all of AMBUD/CRC and LITAMIL-5 of PUC".

124-10289-10046: No Title

(MEX-16) determined that Ramon Cortes had "maintained an office in Suite 404 at Paseo de la Reforma #87, Mexico, D. F., until approximately May 1963, which he shared with a Cuban named Dimas Figueredo. (MEX-16) stated that (Cortes) and Figueredo were engaged in the sale of shoes which they had shipped from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico...as of January 1964, Dimas Figueredo was associated with the (CRC)..., located in Office 401, Calle Paris #10, Mexico D. F., which assists Cuban refugees in Mexico, D. F., and is an anti-Castro organization.

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

5/13/63 message from Mexico City to Director: "AMSAIL-1 principal link to all refugees Mexico...AMSUPER-1 will serve primarily as debriefer."

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

7/9/63: AMSAIL-1 and AMSUPER-1 released from jail.

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 3. http://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.

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