LITAMIL-1 is described as a "highly motivated Cuban businessman in Mexico, supported the 26 of July movement for idealistic reasons". Was "treasurer of the July 26 movement from 1957-58". The following page refers to LITAMIL-1 as "an unpaid field agent of the CIA", and that "he will assist in coordinating anti-Castro activities in Mexico as part of the AMWAIL (note: Agrupacion Montecristi) operation.
"Machado was a member of the 26 of July group of Cuban revolutionaries in Mexico. Now he is exile in Mexico. He was Treasurer of the Mexican movement and handled operational funds. He was a good friend of Fidel Castro, but became disillusioned with the Castro government some months ago and is ready to fight against it." Bio sheet has reference to "Carrillo", probably Justo Carillo/AMWAIL-1 and one of the leaders within the FRD.
"LITAMIL-1 was...extremely anti-Batista, this (young Cuban) went to Mexico City as a young man and went to work at a printing company which he later bought. He was an original member of the 26th of July Movement and had contributed $50,000 to this group.
12/17/58: Manuel Machado is a member of the July 26 group of revolutionaries in Mexico. He handled funds for the group, including a 300,000 peso deal for the Mexican government to release a rebel Cuban airplane. He is the owner of a printing establishment, Manuel Machado, S.A., Tlalpan 710, in Mexico City.
10/23/59 cable from Mexico City to Director: "On afternoon 21 Oct Shryock (true name Tom Hazlett) made contact with Manuel Machado Llosas as 'friend' Gustavo Arcos y Bergnes/NIELOPE, former leader 26 July Movement Mexi. Machado former treasurer movement Mexi recognized name as he talked (with) Shryock on phone one occasion on behalf Arcos. Station quite certain Machado sympathies through LIFEAT and other sources prior (to) contact. Machado appeared delighted contact talked two hours reviewing details movement Mexi and his appreciation Castro regime...(in view of the) Cuban crisis desirous make HQS aware Machado contact as he close personal friend (of) Castro and could be 'political action' asset should HQS be interested.... Machado promised keep 21 Oct contact confidential, and agreed meet whenever desirable." See 104-10414-10124, MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY, p. 228: "In October 1959, Tom Hazlett made contact with LITAMIL-1 who helped develop a network of 18 access agents consisting of former Castro followers. In April 1960 Hazlett recruited LITAINT-2 (a close friend of LITAINT-1) and developed, from information supplied by him, a network of 14 access agents who performed various tasks...the long term significant agents of the LITAMIL and LITAINT networks were incorporated into the LIRAVINE project in 1964."
On 1/15/60 Machado lists others who should be recruited: Gustavo Arcos y Bergnes, Pedro Miret Prieto, Orlando Ventura Reyes, Manuel Carbonell Duque, Faustino Perez, Omar Fernandez.
5/18/60 dispatch from Win Scott forwarding extensive correspondence in Spanish between 201-267298 (LITAMIL-1) and Justo Carrillo/AMWAIL-1.
7/14/60: After speaking with AMWAIL (probably a reference to FRD leader Justo Carrillo/AMWAIL-1), LITAMIL-1 agrees to be the head of FRD in Mexico.
12/23/60 memo from Mexico City to CIA HQ. Reports that LITAMIL-1 is 201-267298. L-1 said that "Rojas" in phone conversation was working with Ricardo de la Lorie (QDCOVE) to purchase vessel for $25,000. Next page states that L-1 is good friend and admirer of people like de la Lorie who he calls "men of action", not politicians. 1/4/61: See 104-10219-10422 - LITAMIL-1 is identified by handwritten marginalia as "Machado Llosas", and that he was leaving Mexico for Miami on 1/4 or 1/5 with LITAINT-5/Julian Arias Prado, LITAMIL-2 and the subject of MEXI 6975.
8/25/61 cable from Mexico City to CIA HQ: Carlos Prio met with L-1 and agreed to cooperate in a "LITAMIL op" which was dedicated to helping all non-communist groups inside Cuba overthrow Castro. "On night 23 Aug CO (case officer) made contact with Julio Garceran and Julio Jr. (Prio men)."
1/11/62 GYROSE KUWOLF memo from PW Alice Caponong to SNTO: "According PASSAVOY, AMBUD-1 and AMDIP-1 met with Juan Bosch, president-elect of the Dominican Republic and his assistant LITAMIL-1 evening 9 Jan (Washington, DC). Bosch...stated he meeting (JFK) 10 Jan and will strongly suggest that (US) and (Latin American) governments take necessary action overthrow Castro. Bosch invited AMBUD-1 meet with him in New York 13 Jan to learn (JFK) reactions Bosch suggestion. AMBUD-1 going NY this purpose."
A similar list in virtually the same sequence is seen in July 1962 - described as government leaders for the revolution but against communism who "may in fact be conspiring against the regime". This analysis my have been written by Bill Harvey. 9/6/62 meeting, from 104-10219-10066 file on LITAMIL-1 - p. 71 - AMLAW-1 met with LITAMIL-1 and told him that in view of US aggression including the shelling of the Cuban coast, the Cuban government could not consider "talks" with US in Mexico until the aggression ceases and "prove interest (in) peaceful approach (to) problems". Other agencies are planning aggression while talk of "talks" buys time. AMLAW-1 says that he doesn't understand why he would be considered a valuable defection. Page 66: By 8/29/63, LITAMIL-1 considered "marginal".