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Cryptonym: AMTHEO-1

Definition:
Manuel Suarez Carreno
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10271-10224: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - OPERATIONAL/JMATE/KUDESK. MANUEL SUAREZ CARRENO

7/20/61 memo from Chief of Base Stanley Zamka/David Morales to Chief, WHD: "Base WAVE traces on Subject revealed only that he is (or was) a member of the Christian Democrat Movement in Cuba. In a Base WAVE memorandum for the record, Subject was contacted and spoke to AMCRACKLE-1 in July 1961...Subject no longer lives in the WAVE area." Present address appeared to be 5421 16th Avenue, Apartment 201, Hyattsville, Maryland and has telephone number WA-70360."

104-10241-10051: REPORT - MEETING WITH AMTHEO/1, WITH ROUTING SLIP

9/6/63, meeting with AMTHEO-1 (marginalia states "Manuel Suarez Carreno"), Charcoal Grill restaurant, Alexandria, Virginia; case officer Gerald R. Lapsley as Carl Teels. "...AMTHEO-1 first met Artime when Artime was (illegible) and belonged to a civics action group called 'Accion Cubana', of which AMTHEO-1 was one of the five directors...According to AMTHEO-1, Artime belonged to the Communist Party in Cuba at the age of 17, and he fears that some of the theoretical teachings of the party have stuck with him. AMTHEO-1 was aware that Artime was receiving financial backing of major proportions and said that he had no idea where it was coming from. AMTHEO-1 is a very knowledgeable man and I firmly believe he is sincere and honest."

104-10241-10036: ROUTING SHEET/ASK AMTHEO/1 FOR LOAN OF AMBIDDY-1'S TAPE RECORDING

9/11/63 routing slip from Henry Hecksher to (Carl) Trettin, EOB: "Could you ask AMTHEO-1 for the loan of AMBIDDY-1's tape recording? What is the basis for his belief that (AMBIDDY-1) belonged to the (Communist Party) (membership or leanings)?" See 104-10181-10113, page 3, where Art Dooley in 1967 says that he recently conferred with "Carl Trettin, Deputy Chief of the Counterintelligence Branch of the Cuban Operations Group who...was stationed in New Orleans in (late 1963)."

104-10241-10031: MEMO/AMWORLD MEETING/MANUEL SUAREZ CARRENO

9/20/63 AMWORLD meeting in New York, Subject Manuel Suarez Carreno: "According to AMBIDDY-1, (Suarez) belongs ideologically to the extreme right. He is an honest, serious man and a hard worker. He has come under the influence of Juan Antonio Rubio Padilla, health minister during the Prio administration (editor's note: Rubio Padilla was a chief lieutenant of William Pawley aka QDDALE). One of Padilla's pet theories is that AMBIDDY-1 is a communist, in fact that AMBIDDY-1 is 'one of the masterpieces of international communism.' AMBIDDY-1 has been so well groomed by the communists that after receiving indoctrination, they had him study psychiatry and infiltrated him into the Catholic University...(the communists) ordered AMBIDDY-1 to betray the invasion (at the Bay of Pigs). Communist sympathizers, among them President Kennedy, Secretary of Defense McNamara, Director of CIA McCone saved AMBIDDY-1's life. Padilla exercises considerable influence over (Suarez/AMTHEO-1) who considers President Kennedy a communist sympathizer, but refuses to follow Padilla in believing that AMBIDDY-1 himself is a communist...AMBIDDY-1 considers Padilla a mentally sick person; having married his cousin; all his children suffer from an incurable disease which kills them at a certain age. This has given him a guilt complex, especially since he had been forewarned not to marry his cousin."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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