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Pseudonym: Cayo

Definition:
Ricardo Cabrera Amoedo, informant with Cuban intelligence.
Category:
alias
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10236-10252: MEMO TO: COMMENTS MADE BY RICARDO CABRERA AMOEDO, AKA: "CAYO"

September 1962 report from "Carlos Blanco" re Ricardo Cabrera Amoedo aka 'Cayo': Ricardo Cabrera Amoedo reported as saying, "(Tony) Varona's group, to which he belonged, was acting freely to create an incident that would force the Americans to take action...they had means to deceive the Americans."

104-10308-10241: FBI MESSAGE FROM AMAPOLA

Memo from Juan Amestoy folder states: "8 April 1963 - Juan Armestoy (sic) told me: He works with Ricardo Cabrera chief of infiltration from CIA...an internal uprising is being prepared and six men, four Cubans and two foreigners, have already arrived in Cuba to assassinate Fidel. Ricardo told Rin last night that from now until December many things are expected in Cuba and that the American government will take advantage of the opportunity of the attack on the Russian boat (note: Probably Baku attack of 3/63) to control the gusanos (worms) who work on their own and then in the work of CIA in its job of infiltration." The next page states, "On 21 July 1963 AMAPOLA received a radio message which said that Juan AMESTOY, Ricardo CABRERA and Jesus GONZALEZ are members of a network of agents; that it is necessary to have data on these men and the names of each one of the remaining members of the network; the group with whom it has contacts; and the degree of friendship AMAPOLA has with AMESTOY and the others. On 5 August 1963 WAVE reported that AMESTOY and AMAPOLA had been in Sam Severino (prison) at the same time, and WAVE believes that AMESTOY may have been allowed by the Cuban IS to come to the US to provide counter-revolutionary contacts for AMAPOLA."

104-10308-10294: MEMO: RICARDO CABRERA AMOEDO

4/30/63 memo: Cabrera was born in Habana, about 35 years old...appointed to the National Police in 1952 by the BATISTA regime...surveilled the revolutionaries in asylum...became friendly with such Cuban asylees as...Carlos Prio Socarras and Antonio de Varona...CABRERA became a TRUJILLO agent...in 1960, as an active G-2 member, CABRERA returned to Miami and continued working as an informer under VALDES' orders...In Miami, CABRERA worked for G-2, together with PIMENTAL (fnu) and Pepe NOVA, who were the chiefs of the G-2 agents in Miami. CABRERA is still a man who would sell his mother and his best friend for a dollar. CABRERA became an American citizen and used to brag about being a member of the CIA."

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