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Cryptonym: AMWORD-3

Definition:
Mario Seiglie Montoro, interim secretary general of the Unidad Revolucionaria (AMSCROLL) at the time of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
He remained in the position above for at least two years (probably more). Seiglie was still secretary general of the UR in December 1965. An FBI memo in 1967 described him as the President of the UR.
Sources:

104-10226-10285: DISPATCH: COMPOSITION OF THE UNIDAD REVOLUTIONARIA

12/28/60, dispatch from Acting Chief of Station, Havana to Chief, WHD (Info: Chief of Base, JMWAVE): "The following is a complete list of true names and war names of all individuals who signed the articles of the 'Unidad Revolucionaria' as of 23 December 1960: 4. Movimiento de Accion Revolucionaria - Dr. Jorge - Dr. Mario Seiglie"....

104-10226-10224: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/TYPIC UR DISSENSION

10/29/63, Memo from Henry P. Rebholtz, PW, to Chief of Station: ..."2. B. Asked for suggestions to remedy the situation, Cavada felt that if both he and Espada stayed out of the offices for a period of 30 to 60 days, during which time they refrained from all UR activities, there could be an election of a new secretary general under less emotional duress. He suggested that Mario Seiglie Montoro be appointed acting secretary general in the interim." Pages 5-6: "Mario SEIGLIE Montoro: A. Seiglie had no apologies for having cuffed Antonio Lopez on the evening of 22 October...the fracas lasted only a few minutes, but someone must have called the police. When they arrived, order had been restored, and no arrests were made... B. Concerning Espada, Seiglie said that in hindsight Espada had been a poor choice from the beginning"... Page 7: "9. RECOMMENDATIONS: That Seiglie be appointed interim secretary general for a 45-day period after which 'an election' is scheduled for a permanent replacement of Espada....

104-10226-10379: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL UR; PROGRESS REPORT, DECEMBER 1963

01/22/64, dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: "2. Mario Seiglie has shown himself to be responsible and dependable as acting secretary general, and he will be confirmed in this post, but without public notice"...

104-10103-10110: DISPATCH: TYPIC OPERATIONAL AMTRUNK-1

08/20/64, dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: "d. VOLSKY's Relationship with the UR: (1)...In late April 1963 A-1 (AMBLEAK-1) began working with various members of the UR including AMICE-27, Mario SEIGLIE Montoro, and Eduardo SOTOLONGO Medina on the drafting of a paper on the solution to the liberation of Cuba."... Pages 25-26: ..."e. VOLSKY in contact with the following active JMWAVE agents: ....(6) (REDACTION) (UR) (VOLKSY aware KUBARK connection since SEIGLIE under AMICE-27 influence)."..

104-10170-10121: CABLE: CIA FILE ON DRE AMSPELL OPERATIONS

12/11/65, cable from JMWAVE: Sluglines MHSPAWN THUNIFORM: "1. Subject delegation departed WAVE 10 Dec after receiving assurance from (REDACTION) secretary that meeting possible. First scheduled for 11 Dec but changed to 12 Dec due urgent UN matter. Will advise outcome. 2. Members delegation: AMWORD-3 (IDEN A), AMBLEAK-1 (IDEN B) and IDEN C."

104-10226-10024: CABLE: UNIDAD REVOLUCIONARIA (AMSCROLL)

12/11/65, cable from JMWAVE: Sluglines TYPIC MHSPAWN THUNIFORM "IDEN A. Dr. Mario Seiglie Montoro, UR Secretary General."...

104-10226-10024: CABLE: UNIDAD REVOLUCIONARIA (AMSCROLL)

12/29/65, cable from JMWAVE: Sluglines TYPIC ZRWAGON: "1. Re para 1 ref believe AMSCROLL sponsorship more suitable and logical in view its daily emphasis upon MHVIPER actions, its being known to defection officers, and its experience with press conferences and public eye. AMSCROLL participation to be limited to organizing conference and presenting officers. It will not take credit for defections. AMWORD-1, -2 and -3 have been briefed re AMSCROLL role in surfacing and have arranged for space for press conference at 1100 hours 30 Dec. Local and international press, radio and TV (including WAVE media assets such as AMHIM, AMICE, AMLYRIC-1) to be alerted evening 29 Dec a high level defector to be available. Identities will be withheld until conference."...

104-10165-10158: CABLE: AMCORE-2 HAS TENTATIVE INVITATION FROM PRES LOPEZ ARRELLANO OF HONDURAS

08/03/66, cable from JMWAVE to the Director: Sluglines TYPIC MHSPAWN AMCORE: "1. AMCORE-2 has tentative invitation from President Lopez Arrellano of Honduras and firm invitation Nicaraguan Senate President Antonio Cuadra Gutierrez to visit their countries. AMCORE-2 also wishes visit other Central American countries during above trip which would start with Honduras last August. Request addressees views. AMCORE-2 has recommended AMICE-3, AMBASAL-1, and AMWORD-3 accompany him."

104-10226-10024: DISPATCH: LETTER FROM JOSE R. MERCADO

10/26/66, dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to COS, Bogota (Info: Chief, WH; Chief, FE; COS, Withheld: "On 15 October Jose R. Mercado, President of the Colombian Confederation of Workers (CTC), discussed with AMWORD-3, the Secretary General of AMSCROLL, the CTC's plans to do what it can to discourage Japan-Cuba trade by bringing influence to bear on the trade seminar in Tokyo that was to have begun on 19 October"....

104-10226-10024: CABLE: UNIDAD REVOLUCIONARIO (AMSCROLL)

10/26/probably 66, Cable: Sluglines TYPIC AMSCROLL: "1. On 24 October Rev. Henry Muir, who said he President of the United Liberal Party, called upon IDEN A who Secretary General of AMSCROLL (IDEN B)".... Page 166: "Reference: JMWAVE 3815 (IN 26061): IDENTITY A. Dr. Mario Seiglie IDENTITY B. Unidad Revolucionaria."

124-10286-10454: FBI MEMO: ANTI-FIDEL CASTRO ACTIVITIES, IS - CUBA

07/03/67, Memo from SAC, Miami to the Director: Page 8: ..."On June 27, 1967, MARIO SEIGLIE, President of the UR, 10 S. E. 9th Street, Miami"....

104-10226-10024: DISPATCH: TERMINATION OF AMSCROLL PERSONNEL

02/23/68, dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH Division: "1. The AMSCROLL activity was terminated 31 August 1967 and all operations ceased at that time."... Page 2: ..."5. There were four Station agents involved in this operation at the time of its termination. They were AMWORD-1, AMWORD-2, AMWORD-3, and AMFRAME-1. All but AMFRAME-1 were terminated and individual termination dispatches are being forwarded as appropriate."

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