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Cryptonym: AMWORRY-1

Definition:
Appears to be another cryptonym for Raul Roa, Jr., the Cuban Ambassador to Brazil, during the fall of 1963.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10290-10140: DIRECTOR CABLE RE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TWO SUBJECTS

12/13/63 cable DIR 89035, Director to Mexico City: "According reliable source, AMWORRY-1 (Iden A), who being assessed with view for recruitment, has high regard for his uncle (Iden B) with whom AMTHRILL-1 in touch per (MEXI-7333). Therefore, would appreciate AMTHRILL-1 obtain all pertinent info re Iden B relationship with AMWORRY-1, including degree influence over him, frequency of correspondence, feasibility of possible visit with AMWORRY-1. FYI, if AMTHRILL-1's report favorable, would plan cut him out of picture, and, with MEXI consent, consider recruiting IDEN B for activity against AMWORRY-1...Suggest this task levied (on) AMTHRILL-1 after resolution AMTHRILL-1 effort against Torroella." Note indicates that AMWORRY-1's uncle may have been Porfirio Pendas, the name of AMTHRILL's contact. MEXI 7333 difficult to read, no sign yet of unredacted version: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=99897&relPageId=239&search=MARRIED_AND%20REFUGEES Nothing in Nov-Dec releases: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10101-10201.pdf

104-10077-10083: DIRECTOR CABLE RE POUCHED ITEMS

11/22/63 cable DIR 84621 from Director to WAVE, Re: 201-324654, slugline TYPIC AMRIPE ref DIR 74836: "See DBA 56613 through 56617 pouched 22 Nov manifest 373572 for (FBI) reports of AMRIPE-3 visit AMWORRY-1."

104-10101-10200: CABLE:ACCORDING RELIABLE SOURCE, AMWORRY/l, (IDEN A) WH BEING ASSESSED

12/13/63, memo from Director to Mexico City Station, DIR 89035, slugline RYBAT DYVOUR PBRUMEN AMTHRILL AMWORRY: "According (to) reliable source, AMWORRY-1 (IDEN A), who being assessed with view to recruitment, has high regard for his uncle (IDEN B) with whom AMTHRILL-1 in touch per (reference to MEXI 7333). Therefore, would appreciate AMTHRILL-1 obtain all pertinent info re IDEN B relationship with AMWORRY-1, including degree influence over him, frequency of correspondence, feasability of visit with AMWORRY-1. FYI, if AMTHRILL-1's report favorable, would plan (to) cut him out of picture, and, with MEXI consent, consider recruiting IDEN B for activity against AMWORRY-1. Will discuss details after receipt (of) above info."

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10101-10201.pdf

12/13/63, DIR 89036: IDEN A REDACTED, but identified as "Cub Amb Brazil". IDEN B REDACTED.

104-10097-10111: MEETING REPORTS

12/11/63, Mexico City to Director, MEXI-7333, slugline DYVOUR PBRUMEN AMTHRILL AMWORRY: "AMTHRILL-1 contacted Porfirio Pendas 9 Dec and was put in touch with targets with whom has appointment for afternoon 10 Dec. Pendas took AMTHRILL-1 to CANDINI's Internacional Restaurant and introduced him to Cuban refugee Maria Paz (BGIN CA 40?) who sings and plays piano there. Pendas told AMTHRILL Paz is anti-Castro, but her mother, name unknown, is militia woman married to FNU (first name unknown) (last name illegible) who according Pendas is high DSE officer." Maria Paz introduced Pendas and AMTHRILL-1 to Cuban refugees. For legibility, also see 104-10516-10137 and https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=99897#relPageId=239&tab=page

104-10181-10450 DISPATCH: TYPIC/AMSPICE/OPERATIONAL AMSPICE/1 CONTACT REPORT

12/16/65, dispatch from Chief of Station, Mexico City, to Chief, Western Hemisphere: "Silvia Kouri de Pendas: Officer of AMSTRUT-2 group in Mexico...Sister of wife of RAUL ROA...Married to PORFIRIO PENDAS Garra...Porfirio aka Piro Pendas. Tentatively nominated president of AMSTRUT-2 group...JMWAVE contact. 201-20403...Amaro Alvarez Tormo. Officer of AMSTRUT-2 group in Mexico...201-300923...Raul Botifoll, officer of AMSTRUT-2 group in Mexico, personally named by AMSTRUT-2 as her representative in Mexico...valuable member of the underground in Cuba."

Dr. Danay Ramos Ruiz, "What Comes to Us From Spain: Three Decades of Cultural Strategies of the Second Republic of Cuba": http://www.perfiles.cult.cu/article.php?article_id=352

Raul Roa, Silvia Kouri, Ada Kouri, Porfirio Pendas and Don Fernando worked together in university cultural circles during the 1940s.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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