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Cryptonym: AMLILAC-33

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Unknown identity. AMLILAC-33's information from Humberto Casas and Tulio Leiseca was the basis of a dispatch on AMWORLD in September 1964. It mentioned a planned infiltration mission whose apparent goal was the assassination of Fidel Castro.
A cable in July of 1966 stated AMLILAC-33 was trained in February 1964 at ISO (unclear whether this was a reference to ISOLATION, ISOTROPIC or ISOMETRIC). ISOLATION was the only ISO mentioned in cable) location. AMLILAC-33 was still operational in March 1968, and was being considered for several assignments.


09/10/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: "1. AMLILAC/33 obtained the following information from IDEN A and IDEN B, former members of the AMWORLD Group. The date of the information is mid-July 1964. a. IDEN A was an instructor in a commando section headed by IDEN C, in a camp located near IDEN D. He was given the job of instruction in the AR-15 and AR-10 rifles. Since no manuals were available he had to use the book, Small Arms of the World. The men in IDEN C's command are unhappy because they do not trust the planning judgement of IDEN C. The second in command, IDEN E, is so hated by the men that when IDEN C leaves the camp he has to take IDEN E with him. b. The Intelligence Chief of AMWORLD is IDEN F. He maintains that the prerequisite for men in the INTEL section is personal loyalty to AMBIDDY/1. At one time an American, who works with AMBIDDY/1, presented IDEN F with a list of men for duty in the Intel section. IDEN F accepted the list and the men but after the American left he transferred the men to other sections. Recently IDEN F arrested a man in the Group and charge him as a spy for AMBANG/1. The man was physically beaten and jailed. Later IDEN F admitted he made a mistake, released the man, gave him several hundred dollars and told him to forget the incident. c. The Navy section is composed of a Chief, IDEN G, Chief of Operations, IDEN H, and Assistant Chief of Operations, IDEN I. The morale of the ship's crews is low and many of them state that they will jump ship at the first port of call. A large powered barge is anchored at the Navy Base and contains all the arms, and ammunition. There is a staging base in IDEN J. A new base of ships is being set up in IDEN K along with an airstrip. Teams for operations will be flown to this base from IDEN J, go by ship on the operation, return to this base, and then fly back to IDEN J." (CONTINUED BELOW).


09/10/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: "d. For operational briefings AMWORLD uses the same photos CIA uses (The men who have worked for CIA and AMWORLD are aware of this). e. AMBIDDY/1 spends most of his time flying around Central America in a light plane. He has hired IDEN L, a free lance Cuban photographer, to film the camps and activities and to publicize AMWORLD. f. IDEN M stated that AMBIDDY/1 acknowledged that he planned one operation per month for the next 3 months and then make an all out push with the guerrilla teams. IDEN M commented that if things did not improve AMWORLD would not be in existence 3 months from now. g. AMWORLD has 3 large houses in the capital of IDEN J for recreation. Small groups are escorted to these houses from the camps. There is no limit to expenses for drinking and eating. h. The chief engineer for the group is IDEN N. He is in charge of building the airstrips. i. The infiltration team with the mission of assassinating AMTHUG/1 is headed by IDEN M. Date of the operation is unknown." - - - "IDEN A: Humberto Casas. IDEN B: Tulio Leiseca. IDEN C: FNU (REDACTION)...IDEN J: Nicaragua..." - - - June 27, 2023 release: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2023/104-10308-10086.pdf


07/07/66: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline PBRUMEN KUROAR CHAPPIE RAMROD: "1. Request training for six man leader group scheduled arrive ISOLATION (CIA's Camp Peary, also known as "The Farm") 11 July as follows: (REDACTION) same given AMANCHORS less emphasis UDT. ISOLATION stress leadership training and rotate leadership assignments in field exercises encompassing tradecraft, caching, observation and reporting all trainees completed JMWAVE training and have OA's and recent LCFLUTTERS. 2. Trainees: AMLILAC/29 (201-728520) TA Ignacio (trained at ISO/REDACTION July 63), AMLILAC/33 (201-741331) TA Manuel (trained at ISO Feb 64), AMSKIRT-1 (201-753409) TA Pablo (trained at ISO Jan 65), AMHINT-56 (201-332676) TA Frank (JMWAVE training only), AMTRUNK-21 (201-300063) TA Luis (JMWAVE training only), AMLUNT-2 (201-324081) TA Filipe (JMWAVE training only), AMPOLISH-1 (201-285159) TA Simon (ISO/REDACTION Aug 65), interpreter C/O to be assigned. 3. Request airlift leader team to ISO night 11 July and return AMANCHOR group ISO WAVE night 12 July." - - - 2022 release: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10215-10139.pdf

104-10225-10009: CABLE: CIA FILE ON () SHELL-5

03/18/68: Cable from JMWAVE to Director (Info: Buenos Aires, Panama City): Slugline RYBAT REDTOP AETARGET TECHS PBRUMEN: "1. JMWAVE has no trained Cuban audio techs available for ref TDY. However number of trained radio operators with technical background who trained and seasoned in operations with native Spanish capability, available and possibly suitable. While JMWAVE not aware HQs plans for further use individuals now assigned JMCHALK, believe this program has number individuals worth considering, including KICOBALT-1, 2, 3, or 4, unless security considerations preclude their use in Buenos Aires. Use of AMLILAC-30 or AMLILAC-33 may also warrant consideration although they being considered for assignment elsewhere. 2. KICOBALT-4 (formerly AMLILAC-32) possibly warrants special consideration because of his experience and training as electrician's helper during period January 1966-October 1967 with a private company. This experience did include working on air conditioners. In addition he is 32 year old bachelor who has had extensive training and operational experience as member of AMLILAC Group including training in radio. Most recently he has been on JMCHALK operational assignment to La Paz..." - - - 2022 release, page 100: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10225-10009.pdf

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