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Cryptonym: AMWORLD-2

Definition:
Friend of Orlando Piedra, a leading Batistiano. According to a March 1964 memo AMWORLD-2 was a public accountant.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
According to a memo from Raul Hernandez on March 14, 1964, AMJAVA-4, AMWORLD-2 and "the Mexican" would leave together for Withheld location on 16 March. Hernandez's memo on March 16, 1964, stated that AMJAVA-4, Manuel Gomez, AMWORLD-2 and Withheld identity left today for Withheld location. Was someone else added to the trip at the last minute? Did Hernandez make a mistake in the first memo and add another possibly fictitious person to the second memo to cover for the first mistake? Was Manuel Gomez "the Mexican?" In the memo on March 14, 1964, it was noted that Artime "continues to sing the praises of Gomez" (in Number 7). AMJAVA-4 mentioned Chavez (the Mexican) in a memo on May 24, 1964 (Page 113 of 104-10163-10041). Chavez is possibly Ricardo Chavez Suarez, Swift crew member who speaks English (104-10241-10011 - page 2).
Sources:

104-10308-10081: AMWORLD- -SHOWDOWN MEETING BETWEEN AMBIDDY-1 AND ERACERB-1, WEEK OF 29 JULY 1963

At this 7/29/63 "showdown" meeting between Artime and Somoza (AMBIDDY-1 and ERACERB-1), "(Artime) told (Somoza) that AMWORLD-2 had called to say that ERLOOP-1 had created a mess in Miami, drawing up lists of candidates, recruits and other things. (Artime) told (Somoza) that it was his impression that ERLOOP was recruiting on his own. This plan, (Artime) pointed out, will not work because his camps were going to be small camps. (Somoza) could imagine 10 thousand Cubans who want to fight. Where will we keep them? Who is going to give the money to take care of these 10 thousand Cubans..."

104-10075-10139: JMWAVE CABLE RE AMWORLD AML STATING SHIP HAD PICKED UP 7 SURVIVORS FROM "THE CHIEF" WHICH REPORTED SUNK NEAR DRY TORTUGAS

11/21/63 cable WAVE 8002 from JMWAVE to Director: Cesar Baro/AMYUM-19 told AMWORLD-2 to contact QKMAGNET (a consortium of Customs, INS, and the Coast Guard that permitted certain raids on Cuba - probably the "autonomous groups" of Artime and Ray) in order to conduct a sea rescue.

104-10076-10174: JMWAVE CABLE - NOT POSSIBLE TO CARRY BARGE ABOARD SHIP

12/7/63 cable WAVE 8665 from JMWAVE to Director: Cesar Baro/AMYUM-19 said AMWORLD-2 told him it was not possible to carry barge on board ship - it would have to be towed.

104-10163-10041: MEMO: TELEPHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN AMBIDDY-1 AND RAUL HERNANDEZ (AS MARTIN FERRER)

03/12/64, Memo for the record from Raul J. Hernandez: Page 3: ..."6. A-1 is not satisfied with the developments in Nicaragua and with Iglesias in particular. A-1 implied that the main problem may be the funding mechanism in Nicaragua and misuse of AMWORLD funds. A-1 is sending AMWORLD-2, who is a public accountant, to review the financial situation there...8. A-1 expects to meet with the DMJM people, who are now in Miami, along with AMWORLD-2 and AMJAVA-4...10. A-1 was reminded that we still have not received AMWORLD-2's report regarding his interview with Eusebio Mujal." Page 4: ..."File: AMBIDDY-1 201, Conversations, MCRL, Costa Rica, V. Starke 201 (does not appear to have been mentioned in memorandum), R. Cabezas 201."

104-10163-10041: MEMO: TELEPHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN AMBIDDY-1 AND RAUL HERNANDEZ (AS MARTIN FERRER)

03/14/64, Memo for the record from Raul J. Hernandez: DATE: 13 March 1964, 1800 hours. Page 2: ..."10. AMJAVA-4, AMWORLD-2 and 'the Mexican' will leave together for (REDACTION) on 16 March..."

104-10163-10041: MEMO: TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH AMBIDDY-1 AND RAUL HERNANDEZ (AS MARTIN FERRER)

03/16/64, Memo for the record from Raul J. Hernandez: ..."5. AMJAVA-4, Manuel Gomez, AMWORLD-2 and (REDACTION) left today for (REDACTION). From there all but AMWORLD-2 will proceed to (REDACTION) to locate a suitable site to relocate the arms barge..."

104-10163-10041: ARTIME BUESA, MANUAL (VOL XII).

6/15/64 dispatch from Chief, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Batista's mistress received payments from Batista for a number of years - the payments were made through Orlando Piedra Negueruela. "AMBIDDY-1 has had various meetings with Orlando Piedra Neguerela. Quite some time ago (source doesn't remember exact date) AMWORLD-2 raised $10,000 for AMBIDDY-1 among 'batistianos'. AMWORLD-2 and Orlando Piedra owned a gasoline firm called 'Reca', and at present AMWORLD-2 is still on very good terms with Piedra Negueruela."

104-10163-10173: ARTIME BUESA, MANUEL (VOL XIII).

9/29/65 dispatch from Chief of Station, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: "5. AMBIDDY-1 is thinking of selling a barge for the sum of $20,000 and the rest of the equipment in storage in Miami for the sum of $19,000. With this, AMBIDDY-1 hopes to pay off all his debts, plus the salaries of the personnel. AMBIDDY-1 told AMWORLD-2 that he has only $18,000 in the bank. AMWORLD-2, however, believes this is not true and that AMBIDDY-1 has more money than he claims."

104-10163-10123: CIA DOCUMENTS ON MANUEL ARTIME.

06/15/66, Cable: Pages 2-3: ..."4. No identifiable traces FNU Hill. Station has a 201 file William Kenneth (King) Godfrey (201-742345) who may be identifiable with FNU Hill. Pertinent info King follows: A. DPOB 1 March 19, Arlington Texas. B. Current local residence 3036 N Fourth Terrace Miami. C. UFGA 13254, 31 December 63 lists King as business associate AMWORLD/2. D. WAVE 8334, 7 February 65 reports two AMWORLD vessels seeking refuge Swan Island following attack against south coast of Cuba. Crew members requested Swan Island personnel contact Mr. William King Miami phone number NE 5-3029 who would guarantee payment for fuel, water and food. Local 66 directory lists a William H. King with address and phone number noted above)..."

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