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Pseudonym: Lopez, Alberto

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Definition:
Pseudonym for Ricardo Pimentel, employee at the Cuban Embassy in Miami. He also used the alias Al Marino. He became part of the AMAPOLA network that was a center of double agent and triple agent intrigue in Miami during the 1963 period.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
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124-90076-10035: No Title

8/11/59: "MM T-4/PSI Manuel J. Diaz also advised that Ricardo Pimentel is now in charge of all intelligence investigations in Miami, and works in the Cuban consulate. He said Pimentel is the only intelligence agent who has been sent from Cuba, and that he is directly under Ramiro Valdes, chief of the Cuban G-2." See 124-10280-10177, p. 88: Manuel J. Diaz was the assistant general manager for Cubana Airlines.

124-10226-10290: No Title

9/15/59 information on Frank Sturgis, as provided by Alberto Lopez of 1239 SW 5th Street, Miami, and Joseph Paula (owner of Paula's Restaurant, Miami). Actual or potential contacts of Sturgis included these two men, others, and frequent contact with Ricardo Pimentel, Cuban alien employed at the Cuban embassy, Miami..."References also indicate that in early July, 1959, one "Al Moreno" (note: aka Al Marino), who was contacting individuals in Miami to work with Cuban intelligence, reportedly said that he was interested in Fiorini." For the memo itself, see 124-90071-10056, pp. 10-13.

104-10308-10294: MEMO: RICARDO CABRERA AMOEDO

Re 1960-63: 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) (note: Ricardo Pimentel) 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." 4/30/63 CIA memo.

104-10308-10275: ZRKNICK NON-CS MATERIAL- BOX 10

Dec. 1963 - Periodic Activity Report - Carbonell Marrero is referred to as "Agent AMAPOLA" in a reference about events on 11/10/63 involving AMAPOLA (Carbonell) as a person to handle commo in case of emergency - with a reference about: "On 24 Nov 63, as in the case of AMAPOLA, a special code was set up to enable A--CH (illegible) (could be Antonio Veciana Blanch??) to report by cable directly in drops to Cuba on the situation in Puerto Rico after the assassination of President Kennedy...Cuban authorities obviously were concerned about reactions and possible repercussions against Cuba as a result of President Kennedy's assassination...(this) special code was set up for the agent by which he could report by cable to Havana any unusual activities such as "YANKEE" concentrations, mercenary concentrations, increase in repression of Cuban and leftist sympathizers, and any disappearance of activist counterrevolutionaries." Other alleged AMAPOLA agents in Miami included Ricardo Cabrera Amoedo (worked with DRE in 1962), and Ricardo Pimentel, aka Alberto Lopez and Al Marino, see 124-90071-10056, pp. 10-13. 104-10308-10238 refers to AMAPOLA as CUIS in discussing the investigation of the Cuban espionage net known as ZRKNICK. So does 104-10308-10278 and 104-10308-10240, p. 3.

104-10244-10353: CABLE RE: ALLEGED FBI CONTACT MIXUP/NAMES OF CUBAN POLITICAL PRISONERS/LOCATION AND CAPACITY OF NEWLY BUILT PRISON/CONDUCT OF SOME PRISONERS/RESENTMENT AGAINST THE US IN PRISONS/SMUGGLING OF LETTERS O

May 1977: Richard Poyle agreed to an interview with Miami field office re general situation in Cuba. He corresponds with former prison mates Ramon Guin (AMTRUNK-10), Tony Cuesta (AMDENIM-14), brothers Mario and Francisco Chaves who came with Castro aboard the Granma, Armando (Vizcaino) Rodriguez, and Ramon Pimentel. Most of the interview focused on the improvements in security within the Cuban prison system.

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