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Enrique Llanso Alzugaray. A dispatch in August 1965 stated that AMLILAC-8 had been fired a couple of years previously, around August 1963, and had been with Manuel Artime's (AMBIDDY-1) group since then.
AMLILAC-8 told AMLILAC-6 that A-8 was the caretaker at one of the bases in Central America, along with nine other men. A contact report in January, 1964, stated that Enrique Llanso Alzugaray had been terminated from AMWORLD, allegedly due to family problems, and making unauthorized trips to Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, although an exact date for the termination was not given.

Also, a book by Carlos G. Ordonez (published in 2004) mentioned that Enrique Llanso Alzurgaray worked for the CIA until the beginning of 1964 in Costa Rican training camps. The book said his CIA contact was Clarence Connors. The timing is a little inconsistent with the dispatch of August 1965. However, Llanso did have MRR links and did work on the AMWORLD project.

104-10230-10012: CDRF/FINANCE/ACCOUNTING FOR 1-31 JANUARY 1961

CIA document: Page 13: ..."Transportations: ...Enrique Llanso Alzugaray: Check No.: 1641. Total: $250.00..."


Diario de Una Traicion Cuba 1961 by Leovigildo Ruiz (Libreria Cervantes, 1126 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida, 33130, Tel.: 371-0556): Page 60 (Spanish to English translation): ..."The captain Enrique Llanso in a brilliant operation rescues the last 12 survivors of the war operations that had been carried out in the Escambray hills and the transfer to the United States. Some of these men were wounded, hungry and without a park."


05/10/62, FBI report from Miami Office by Robert James Dwyer: Titled: Movimiento Recuperacion Revolucionario (MRR): Page 3: "Rolando Martinez, Enrique Llanso, Pedro Blanco, Members of the Naval Section. Rafael Quintero, Chief of Military Affairs (Note: AMJAVA-4)..." Page 8: ..."Training Camp: MM T-2 on April 3, 1962, advised that Joseph Garman, Steve Wilson, and Roy Hargraves, American adventurers and mercenaries, have opened a makeshift training camp in the Florida Everglades, six miles past the 40-mile bend on the road between Miami and Tampa, Florida. MM T-2 explained that this camp has a couple of shacks, a very little supply of food, no arms and no electricity. It is the purpose of these Americans to train Cuban exiles in survival and guerrilla warfare. MM T-2 said that these Americans plan to invite members of the MRR to come to this training camp on week-ends to receive training, but as yet none have accepted the offer. MM T-2 advised that the MRR does not plan to send any members to this training camp, but it was possible that some individuals operating on their own may attend."


01/29/64, Contact Report: Operation: AMWORLD. CONTACT: AMYUM-19. Time and Place: 1500-1730 hrs. 28 Jan. 64, S/H. Summary: ..."3. Enrique Llanso Alzugaray has been terminated from AMWORLD. He apparently is having family problems and was making unauthorized trips to Costa Rica (where he wanted to take his family) and Puerto Rico..."


08/10/65, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: "1. In late July 1965 members of the AMLILAC Group reported the following information as a result of their contacts with various members of AMYUM located in the JMWAVE area...C. AMLILAC-8, a former AMLILAC who was fired a couple of years ago and who has been with AMBIDDY-1's group since then, was in the local area recently and told AMLILAC-6 that A-8 was the caretaker at one of the Bases in Central America along with 9 other men. He stated that they had all the weapons from the last effort and were preparing the camp for re-activation. AMBIDDY-1 told A-8 that $500,000 was available for the reactivation..."


CIA document: Page 171: "Transportation: ...Llanso Alzugaray, Enrique. Check No.: 2610. Total: $250.00..." Can also be found here: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=161005&relPageId=157


Carlos G. Ordonez, Los Primeros Exiliados (1960-2004), 2004, PDF p. 4 (translation from Spanish to English): "Dedication: I dedicate this book to the memory of Enrique (Kikio). He called Alzugaray, whom I was lucky to tell it among my best friends, but especially considering that their human and patriotic qualities may be matched, but never surpassed." - - - PDF p. 98: "Enrique (Kikio) Llanso: By Mariana Llanso: Hi Carlos, Kikio began working with the CIA in January 1960. In August 1960 took my mother and her four children (Jorge and Carlos were born in 62). He made at least 65 trips to carry arms, ammunition and infiltration equipment. He also took out 96 people (including women and Escambray children). After the Bay of Pigs disaster, he continued to work for the CIA in Costa Rica, where they had training camps. I understand that it lasted until the beginning of 64. His contact at the CIA was Clarence Connors who, as soon as my dad was found in international waters, no matter the time, he called my mom so she knew he was out of danger."


Carlos G. Ordonez, Los Primeros Exiliados (1960-2004), 2004, PDF p. 99 (translation from Spanish to English): "He made sure his children knew history well but never his personal (history). He took us to the house of the Brigade 2506 and he took me to several MRR meetings. I learned more about my dad from Danilo Gomez (Francisco's driver), who worked at Dow Venezuela with me, than from my own dad. I remember that Danilo told me that he met my father with a machine gun in hand one night that some communists tried to ambush them when they landed on a beach and that Kikio was the man of more cold blood than he had seen in his life. You know how my dad got when he got 10 I counted I remember that every time I asked about his travels. He told me stories of others: Francisco, The Mexican, Cosculluela, Monty Guillot and others, that's why he never wanted to be paid tributes, he said there were so many, so many more that were true heroes. I wish I had known about your book before, since in some side I have saved the few pages left of their memories. I also know some stories by heart, my favorite: One day Kikio arrived in Key West and was told that day they had no mission. As it happens, one of the Captain Cosculluela's crew had fallen ill and the Captain asked my dad to go. The mission was very important because they carried a resistance leader, when previous 10 had been shot days before. Testing the weapons before reaching the Cuban coast, a 50-caliber defective bullet explodes and injures Captain Cosculluela. Cosculluela he asks my dad to take command. My father realizes that the Captain is very badly injured, puts a tourniquet and aborts the mission. Cosculluela was bleeding but said that his life was nothing with the mission they had to fulfill. Tremendous isn't it?"

Gavin McDonald

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