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Cryptonym: AMWAIL-9

Definition:
Orlando Ray Rivero,brother of Manuel Ray Rivero, leader of JURE. AMWAIL-9 became AMJAG-8.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10274-10089: CABLE: STATION CONSIDERING AMBAND SUBJ OF REFS AS NEXT EXFILTREE ON AMPAN-4

07/27/60, Cable from Havana to Director: Slugline *AMASPEN RYBAT: "1. Station considering AMBANG Subj of refs as next exfiltree on AMPAN-4 boat tentatively scheduled for about 3 Aug. Station in contact with AMBANG through AMWAIL-9. According AMWAIL-9 Subj will not seek asylum but desires to leave black. 2. AMPAN-4 boat can make at most two more trips before drydocking required. Therefore, essential next exfiltree be carefully considered. 3. Advise HQs concurrence para 1. Full bio data in ref. Filed 221930Z. C/S Comment: **Dissemination applicable to RYBAT JMNET cables. S/C Comment: *Address line thru slug line is being serviced."

104-10193-10113: CABLE: SINCE MEETING DESCRIBED REFS A AND B INTERNAL AMYUM-1 GROUP WAITING FOR BOTH FINANCING AND GUIDANCE FROM FRD/AMBIDDY-1

08/10/60, Cable from Havana to Director: Page 2: ...."5. Re para 3 above: Station aware that political split AMYUM MASH reflected such statements here. However, AMYUM Group continues as only Station contact internal AMYUM and have distributed most of propaganda sent by HQs and MASH. In addition have used leaflet bombs with some effect on HAVA populace, put up posters, generated AMYUM wall writings, etc. In order not lose even this limited action capability it is suggested that adequate funding be initiated immediately through the AMBIDDY-1 channel or Station be authorized finance directly through AMPAL-1. Also realize under theoretical internal FRD setup AMWAIL-9 as financial sec should provide funds AMYUM-1 Group, however at this point internal FRD apparently not functioning. C/S Comment: *AMYUM would give its unqualified support to the FRD."

104-10165-10271: MASH UNEASY LARGE NUMBER PM TRAINEE CANDIDATES WHO HAD TO BE CULLED BY AMRASP BEFORE 23 AUG SHIPMENT FINALIZED

08/24/60, Cable from MASH to Director: Page 2: ..."4. All present took refuge increasing claims AMRASP real strength concentrated inside Cuba and Bender/Smith at fault for not assisting AMRASP to exfiltrate (at variance Ref B). When Enzel pointed out efforts made through AMWAIL-5/AMWAIL-9 (MASH 3941 (IN 35922) to get trainee candidates moving along before new travel restrictions announced, group agreed mass black exfil really needed soonest. Presumably when Bender/Smith provide assets. However, meeting ended with agreement maximum effort next two weeks with other local AMRASP activity secondary..."

104-10262-10040: CABLE: ON 8 SEPT AMWAIL-5 (AW-8) REQUESTED THAT THE FOLL BE TRANSMITTED

09/12/60, Cable from Havana to Director: Slugline RYBAT JMNET AMCIGAR: "On 8 Sept AMWAIL-8 (AW-8) requested that the FOLL be transmitted to AMWAIL and AW-5: 1. AW-9 situation: At the request of a friend of AW-9 who has been coordinator of the 26 July Movement in San Cristobal during the previous regime, AW-9 hid and later took to Varadero two persons - who being sought by G-2 for anti-government activities. The two men were arrested and without being mistreated in any way informed on AW-9. G-2 did not arrest him immediately but had him under surveillance for some time. They arrested him in the house of Dr. Vizcaino, in Miramar. At the time there were in the house two officers who are our friends, Costales and Orta, who had resigned from the army and were planning to leave black from Cuba as soon as AW-9 could arrange it. AW-9 Costales, Orta, and perhaps Vizcaino were arrested. They are in the G-2 Pinar del Rio prison. It appears that AW-9's trial will be held soon. AW-9 will say he only helped the two men whom he did not know at the request of a friend...." Page 5: ..."C/S Comment: **Orlando Ray queried re AMWAIL-9 situation."

104-10274-10424: CABLE: SUBJ REF FORMERLY AMWAIL AND NOW ASSIGNED CRYPT

08/16/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline KEYWAY PBRUMEN: "1. SUBJ Ref formerly AMWAIL-9 and now assigned AMJAG-8 crypt. AMJAG-8 recruited and handled by Zamka/David Morales in Habana. SUBJ was arrested in Aug 60 while attempting assist several persons escape Cuba one of whom turned out to be 'Chivato' and who notified G-2 of his activities. Subject's arrest not due to any mission assigned to him by Habana Station, but was his own personal doings. Several attempts made by Zamka through AMJAG-7 obtain his release but efforts futile. Zamka assisted wife and child obtain U.S. visas. 2. SUBJ former chief legal dept (unintelligible) which handled legal business for GOC with American firm building the Hanabanilla Dam project in Escambray mountains. SUBJ's partner was IDEN whom Zamka also in contact with and assisted him leave Cuba at propitious time. 3. During time used by Zamka he proved to be very cooperative and provided many leads as well as timely info. He considered intelligent and very pro-U.S. His security at that time considered good. So far as known SUBJ never revealed to G-2 his association with Zamka or HBFINCH while detained by GOC."

104-10274-10425: CABLE: IDEN ORLANDO (RAY) RIVERO, BROTHER OF MANOLO RAY

08/16/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline KEYWAY PBRUMEN: "REF WAVE 2728 (IN 00488). IDEN Orlando (Ray) Rivero, 201-277600 brother of Manolo Ray."

104-10179-10074: CABLE RE: RUSSELL RODDY JR, ONE OF TWO AMERICAN ENGINEERS LEFT ON THE HANABANILLA DAM PROJECT

09/17/60, Cable from Havana to Director: "1. Russell Roddy Jr, one of two American engineers left on the Hanabanilla Dam project, told Zamka Orlando Ray Rivero, brother of Manuel, leaving for New York on 17 Sept on national flight. Ray will be in touch with Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton Company at 62 West 4th Street, New York. Ray leaving ostensibly to check with company re machinery but will not return. 2. For MASH: Please pass to AMWAIL or AMWAIL-5."

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