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Cryptonym: AMYUM-1

Definition:
Lino Bernabe Fernandez Martinez, psychiatrist from Sagua la Grande and MRR leader outside of Cuba. Also known as Ojeda.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Friend of Juan Manuel Salvat Roque/AMHINT-2. Deputy to AMRUNG-1, who was the leader of the Cuban underground until his death in April 1961.
Sources:

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

The definition provided in the HSCA staffer's notes for AMYUM-1 is "Lino Bernabe Fernandez Martinez".

104-10181-10363: BIOGRAPHIC DATA

This biographical data memo on Salvat Roque describes his being hidden by AMYUM group, and notes: "Lino Bernabe FERNANDEZ Martinez, a psychiatrist from Sagua la Grande and a friend of SALVAT's has not yet been granted a POA (although it has been requested) but Havana Station calls him AMYUM-1."

104-10296-10016: CABLE: AMPAL-1,WHO IS OLD FRIEND OF LINO FERNANDEZ

5/10/60 cable from Havana to Director: "AMPAL-1, who is old friend of Lino Hernandez, MRR Sec of Discipline and Control, has been in frequent contact with him over AMPALM-10 exfiltration problem."

104-10240-10154: Cable: Ambiddy-1 told Twicker that "Ojeda" of the SWAN message

Lino Hernandez's war name was Ojeda; AMRUNG-1/Rogelio Gonzalez's war name was Francisco.

104-10178-10326: CABLE: ZAMKA MET WITH LINO FERNANDEZ AMYUM LEADER HAVA IN ORDER

9/4/60 memo from Havana to Director: "Zamka (David Morales) met with Lino Fernandez AMYUM leader in order (to) set up final arrangements for exfiltration three AMYUM leaders night 6 Sept." Three persons will be exfiltrated: Reinaldo Pico (AMICE-31); Angel Maria Hernandez y Avila; and Luis Clemente Barcena y Serrano.

John Prados, Safe for Democracy (Ivan R. Dee, Chicago: 2006) pp. 218-219

"While Francisco attempted to coordinate with the anti-Castro forces outside Cuba (in August 1960), deputy Lino B. Fernandez took over...years later Lino Fernandez recalled this period painfully. The resistance did not call the CIA, rather the reverse...'The CIA men wnated to put in our hands the Batista people - members of the army. We didn't like that.' Fernandez related at a 1996 conference. 'We were against Batista. We were fighting against Batista for seven years...there was no way we were using the Batista army.' Cubans struggled to create a resistance, said the former guerilla chieftain, making his point a different way, but the CIA 'tried to create another internal resistance without taking the trouble to find out what was already there.'"

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Bill Simpich

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