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Cryptonym: LITAMIL-1

Definition:
Manuel Machado Llosas, a Cuban businessman in Mexico and active in the July 26 movement.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
LITAMIL's case officer was Tom Hazlett in 1960, when he first came into prominent use. Even back then he was considered a valuable asset. http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=51961&relPageId=2
Sources:

04-10219-10428: CABLE (TYPED COPY):LITAMIL-1 AND LITAMIL-2 ARE SOMEWHAT DISCOURAGED WITH THE FAILURE OF

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.

104-10219-10415: ABSTRACT: EXPECTED RETURN OF CUBAN REBELS' EQUIPMENT SEIZED BY MEXICAN GOVERNMENT

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.

104-10219-10446: FORM:PRQ PART II - LITAMIL/1

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.

104-10219-10439: BIO SHEET:MACHADO LLOSAS, MANUEL

"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.

104-10219-10408: CABLE: AT 22 DEC MEETING WITH LATAMIL-1 HE REPORTED ROJAS IN PHONE

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.

104-10219-10447: DISPATCH:FORWARDING OF CORRESPONDANCE

5/18/60 dispatch from Win Scott forwarding extensive correspondence in Spanish between 201-267298 (LITAMIL-1) and Justo Carrillo/AMWAIL-1.

104-10219-10406: CABLE: CARLOS PRIO LEFT MEXI 23 AUG UNEXPECTEDLY FOR WASH

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)."

104-10219-10413: CABLE: DURING 3 HOUR DISCUSSION WITH LITAMIL-1 NIGHT 14 JAN HE AGAIN SET FORTH

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.

1993.07.23.13:16:59:590600: Efforts to Split the Regime: March - June 1962 - Study of the Loci of Power

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.

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

"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.

104-10236-10226: CABLE: ACCORDING PASSAVOY AMBUD-1 AND ( ) MET WITH JUAN

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."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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