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Cryptonym: AMYUM

Definition:
MRR - Revolutionary Recovery Movement.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
In 1963, a CIA case officer said that the MRR was the CIA's "chosen people". Was that really true? One analysis memo by the Latin American Division suggests that the crypt - as used inside the agency - was at times used to refer to all types of paramilitary activity not just that conducted by the MRR.
Sources:

104-10308-10087: MEMO: AMYUM

Mid-70s memorandum for the record by the LAD/JFK Task Force: "PM activity. Includes correspondence which is other than that which pertains to the MRR (Revolutionary Recovery Movement) political group." On 7/26/61 a woman with the MRR was part of an action to kill Fidel Castro with a bazooka at the Plaza Civic. There was a defective firing device in the bazooka, which caused failure. G-2 had been surveilling the planners for some time. "She seemed to be connected with AMBRONC-5 (a CIA on-island asset) who was arrested and executed the latter part of August 1962."

104-10061-10115: LIST OF NAMES RE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION INVESTIGATION

MRR (Revolutionary Recovery Movement) is listed as AMYUM. Name is provably based on the agreement between the White House and CIA - both entities liked this organization. Referred to in a post below as "the chosen people".

1994.06.02.15:07:15:780005: Reel 61, Folder B - UNIDAD REVOLUTIONARIA.

MRR underground given no instructions on what to do at time of Bay of Pigs.

104-10240-10342: CABLE/PURSUANT INGHURST-DAINOLD CONVERSATION 3 APR RE AMBIDDY-1

"AMYUM organization of which AMBIDDY-1 is secygen submitted ambitious propaganda program on 15 March. WAVE asked AMYUM rewrite plan as it found be heavy on propagandizing Cuban colony in WAVE area and not enough directed inside PBRUMEN (Cuba). AMYUM presently redrafting plan."

180-10141-10251: 180-10141-10251

10/8/63, Contact Report 15: CO Warren K. Guertler told A-19 (AMYUM-19) that the MRR were the CIA's "chosen people", but if someone in the US (maybe State Dept.) wanted Manuel Ray, the CIA will have to accept him.

104-10241-10139: MEETING BETWEEN CHIEF, SAS AND AMBIDDY-1 ON 1 JULY 1963

"AMBIDDY intends to leave in Miami an AMYUM subsection for propaganda, headed by Dr. Baro. Also certain professional sectors of AMYUM, such as physicians, will remain in Miami. However, the head of the students organization will take up headquarters in Costa Rica."

104-10308-10043: MEMO: JMARC PROGRAM

11/6/60, memo from JMASH to Director, Mr. Isaminger at WH notified: Re REDACTED, who had contacted the AMRUNG/AMYUM complex in Havana while attempting to accomplish a mission: "If bona fides not established AMRUNG/AMYUM may arrange to kill REDACTED as either very untrustworthy or positive Castro penetration/provocateur. Please advise as to desired MASH action or TDY case officer Zaboth to handle."

104-10193-10367: MEMORANDUM:COMPROMISE OF BENDER REPRESENTATIVE AND KUBARK STAFFER TO THE AMYUM/AMRUNG COMPLEX

11/1/60 memo from WH/4/PM to C/WH/4/PA: "Zamka has, insofar as we know, been working AMYUM/AMRUNG in Cuba. The Bender people have, so far as we know, been handling AMYUM/AMRUNG people external to Cuba. It is rather obvious that the two would correspond and connect the U.S. internal with Bender external. Unless Zamka revealed his KUBARK affiliation, then only U.S. interest has been tied in with Bender."

1993.08.11.14:08:32:620006

MRR was created in Nov 1959 when groups led by Artime/AMBIDDY and Lorie/QDCOVE agreed to unite. Original national directorate included the later founders of the DRE Alberto Muller/AMHINT-1 and Luis Hernandez Rocha/AMHINT-53; Rogelio Gonzalez Corzo/AMRUNG-1. The Executive Board included Guillot Castellanos/AMBRONC-5 and Nino Diaz/AMNORM-1.

1994.08.11.15:54:51:540028 - Cuban Revolutionary Council (CRC) - General

2/21/63 memo by C/SAS/PA-PROP Seymour Bolden to C/SAS Des FitzGerald: Reports history of CRC and MRR's leading role within it until departure Feb. 1963. Its representative was Cesar Baro Esteva.

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Bill Simpich

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