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Cryptonym: AMYUM-19

Definition:
Cesar Baro Esteva. Until he had a falling out with Manuel Artime/AMBIDDY-1, Baro was the number three man on the AMWORLD project. He had previously been head of the MRR.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10109-10170: PROJECT REPORT

"The staff employee in Miami who handled AMWORLD matters was Mr. Karl Rohrer. It is believed that most of Rohrer's contacts in Miami, on behalf of the Project, were with Dr. Cesar Baro, whose cryptonym was AMYUM-19. Baro, until a falling out with Artime, had been the number three man on the Project."

104-10241-10038: DISPATCH/AMWORLD/PROGRESS REPORT FOR PERIOD 1-31 AUGUST

"On 14 August (1963) AMYUM-19 was turned over to the AMWORLD case officer. During the period 14-31 August six meetings were held between the Case Officer and AMYUM-19. The meetings were devoted to discussions concerning the establishing of a secure office for the AMYUM section responsible for clandestine activities and intelligence collection."

104-10077-10273: DIRECTOR CABLE RE STORY OF CUBAN KNOWLEDGE OF JFK ASSASSINATION

Jack Whitten memo from 12/5/63: On November 22, AMYUM-19 learned from "Godinez", owner of Bar "Marquesa de Cuba" in Madrid (that he) overheard former Cuban journalist tell one "Canto" believed to be Rosendo Canto editor of Accion Cuba that he received letter saying that GPIDEAL (JFK) would be killed that day.

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.

104-10438-10166: CABLE:27 NOV 63 WARREN K.GUERTLER RECD FOLL INFO FROM AMYUM/19

12/3/63 cable from JMWAVE to Director: On 11/27/63 Warren K. Guertler received following information from AMYUM-19 on morning Nov 22 Amparo Godinez, owner of bar "Marquesa de Cuba", in Madrid heard former Cuban journalist Gaston Baquero tell one Canto (believed to be Rosendo (Canto) Hernandez, editor of Accion Cubana) that he had received letter stating GPIDEAL (JFK) would be killed that day."

104-10077-10273: DIRECTOR CABLE RE STORY OF CUBAN KNOWLEDGE OF JFK ASSASSINATION

12/5/63, cable DIR 87021, Director to JMWAVE: "Please follow up this case...Please slug all traffic on assassination RYBAT GPFLOOR."

104-10227-10297: ANTI-FIDEL CASTRO ACTIVITIES

"On February 13, 1962, Cesar Baro advised that he is the head of the MRR, located at 244 Northeast 23rd Street, Miami, and he continues to be a member of the Cuban Revolutionary Council." Baro advised that Jose Ignacio Lasaga, a psychologist and a leader among Catholic lay people in Cuba and an MRR Board member in Cuba, had recently defected and would become a CRC representative working to build unity within the group.

104-10275-10051: CONTACT REPORT #15, PASS INSTRUCTIONS RE PROCUREMENT OF MATERIAL NEXT MEETING

10/8/63 contact report from Warren K. Guertler: "Case officer passed AMYUM-19 instructions pertaining to the procurement of certain materials through a (CIA) proprietary company...case officer expressed his doubt that Angel Felix yergo had accurately reported his conversation with Crimmins of (State Dept.) and asked A-19 if he knew what the motive could be...A-19 thinks Yergo wants to wreck the Central American venture (AMWORLD)."

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