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Cryptonym: AMRIPE-1

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Referred to as "Maggie". Part of the exfiltration attempts of November, 1963 from Cuba.
Maggie may have been the National Feminine Sub-Coordinator of the MDC in March of 1963, and a proposed vice-secretary of this same organization.

A cable from JMWAVE on December 13, 1963, stated that Manolo Diego was a relative of AMRIPE-1 and was possibly in Mexico.

1994.06.24.14:24:01:600005: Reel 70, Folder E - AMBUD INTEL PRODUCTION

03/25/63: Memo from Jose Fernandez Badue to Miro Cardona: Subject: Reports received from the National Executive of the MDC in Cuba: Page 3: "Resolution: Inasmuch as: In compliance with the regulations of the MDC, designate the secretary and vice-secretary of the National Executive of this organization. Inasmuch as: The National Coordinator of the MDC proposes that these positions be filled by Francisco Villa and Miss Maggie; the first a member of the National Executive of the MDC and the second National Feminine Sub-Coordinator of this movement. For some time now both of the afore-mentioned have been occupying said positions and with the satisfaction of this National Executive... Resolution: First: The positions of Secretary and Vice-Secretary will be respectively held by Francisco Villa and Maggie. It is also made known that both appointments are of confidence and subject to regulations..."


11/22/63 PRIORITY cable WAVE 8062 from WAVE to Director, slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMCANOE KEYKAY, copy issued to Mr. Tilton 2015 22 Nov: "Cancelling 22 Nov KEYKAY exfil attempt for foll reasons: "SI traffic morning 22 Nov reflects Cuban naval patrols alerted in same general area exfil point "to intercept pirate boats"...AMRIPE-2 telephoned AMRIPE-1 early morning 22 Nov and advised, obviously keyed to signals (WAVE 7712) that their son should not take any of courses suggested. WAVE tentatively interprets this conversation to mean exfil attempt should not be made. Phone conversation mentioned paragraph 2 (DIR 84284) indicates info passed and AMCANOE-3 heading for exfil point. Sea area between Florida Keys and exfil point still (illegible) by heavy seas which makes any exfil attempt impractical with available station boats. AMRIPE-2 also advised AMRIPE-1 that he mailed her letter 21 Nov. WAVE interprets this to mean that A-2 sent (shortwave) to WAVE, explaining change in plans, via NIEXIT pouch due Mexico 22 November. In view importance exfiltrating AMCANOE-3 and obvious complications which would ensue were he arrested, WAVE requests Headquarters use whatever influence available try convince AMCANOE assets refrain from all unnecessary phone calls to AMCANOES in Cuba."


11/25/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMGLEN-9 COMMO FATBID: ..."2. For DIR only: Jose is AMRIPE-2, Maggie is AMRIPE-1, Ink is AMGLEN-9 and Cuquito is AMTURVY-1."


11/27/63 cable WAVE 8200 from JMWAVE to Director, slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMGLEN-9 COMMO FATBID: "One five nine x request any personal x personal info collected on landing Chinese troops north coast ports and north coast defenses established last five days x make no x no aggressive attempts collect this info xx since Henri still has inclination gossip urge you and Jose tell him nothing your work. Gorda."


12/03/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMGLEN-9 COMMO FATBID: "1. FOLL will be sent. Begin agent message: 'One six three. Pouch arrived MEXI 2 Dec. Will retrieve soonest. Advise if (unintelligible) Emilio is willing be infiltrated. He only link in chain that we know of between you and Tony. Jose will pick up things from Manolo (REDACTION - note: unlikely to be more than 6 letters) next trip MEXI. Gorda.' End agent message. 2. For DIR only: Emilio is Emilio Carbo, Tony is AMCANOE-3, Jose is AMRIPE-2 and Manolo (REDACTION) is a relative of AMRIPE-1."


12/4/63 cable WAVE 8512 from WAVE to Director, slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMGLEN-9 COMMO FATBID: "Well placed source just reported Tony (Note: Antonio Jose Ramirez Mendez aka Tony Ramallo aka AMCANOE-3) for immediate arrest. We believe may already have been arrested or doubled. Rather than wait any longer CMA? you must insist that Emilio and family go into hiding immediately for possible exfil Cardenas one five December. Emilio possibly already under surveillance. Will resettle him here with ample financial aid. If this message sent too late and something already happened to Emilio or refuses must insist that you Helen and Jose go into immediate hiding for exfil via Cardenas leaving Emilio. Regardless your personal desires CKA your arrest will implicate Jose Helen Cuquito and many others also CEA if you arrested as spy Fidel will disregard any request for clemency for Mente but if you simply disappear you not implicate anyone. Arrested or dead none of you good to anyone. Dislike taking hardnosed view but from here this is way things look. Maggie will call Jose six December. If Emilio agrees exfil Jose should mention Maria's health is good. If not agree her health is bad. If you Helen and Jose plan exfil Jose should tell Maggie send photos of Mariel Carmen. If you go into hiding take pads and receiver for last minute instructions. Urge you get package three three to Cuquito soon. Gorda. End agent message. For Director only: Tony is AMCANOE-3, Emilio Carbo, Helen is AMRIPE-4, Jose is AMRIPE-2, CUQUITO is AMTURVY-1, Mente is AMSIGH-2, and Maggie is AMRIPE-2 (note: this is an apparent typo - see that Jose is also identified as AMRIPE-2).


12/07/63, Cable from Director to JMWAVE: "1). Concur WAVE decision exfil AMGLEN-9, AMRIPE-2 and -4, and/or Carbo. No question but that AMCANOE-3/Tony Ramallo security status warrants extremest caution in dealing with him. If AMGLEN-9 group successfully exfils feel Station should drop all immediate plans exfil AMCANOE-3. 2). Believe subsequent any attempt exfil AMCANOE-3 would be based primarily humanitarian grounds. However, it possible that debriefing of AMGLEN-9 group would change this estimate and might provide data on basis which sound plan for AMCANOE-3 exfil could be drawn up. C/S Comment: *Ref RYBAT." See 104-10076-10180, also 12/7/63, for more. Also see 104-10076-10192, 12/7/63: "165: Assume my 164 passed to Jose and that phone call from Maggie geared to signals sent. That Maria health good meant Emilio willing exfil and that Jose not wanting photos Mariel Carmen meant you Helen and Jose not planning exfil. Also assume deteriorating situation re Tony security sunk in and Emilio now in complete hiding. If we wrong on any point and/or you must change plans CMA you should advise via WT since clarification too many complicated things unsuitable via phone signals. If not willing use own rig CMA can decipher on own pads and have Cuquito send. In getting Emilio and family to Cardenas must insist neither you Helen or Jose should personally accompany them. Pouch just arrived. Your info in SW 16 agrees our info but believe Tony now doubled since his actions after being stopped standard DSE practice. Jose. We plan cache item instead of sending via Dip pouch. Too large and cannot break down. Your plan for transfer is good but planning cache now. Roger on rest SWS contents. Rosie's letter to be mailed next week in Mexi. Will give exfil contact instructions as soon as they worked out. Gorda. End agent msg. For Dir only: Jose is AMRIPE-2, Maggie AMRIPE-1, Emilio is REDACTED, Helen AMRIPE-4, Tony AMCANOE-3, Cuquito AMTURVY-1, and Rose is wife AMSIGH-2."


12/13/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMGLEN-9 COMMO FATBID: "1. FOLL will be sent. Begin agent message: 'One six six. Our plans for exfiltrating Emilio and Roselina still on for about one seven in Cardenas...2. For DIR only: Emilio and Roselina are Carbo's and Manolo Diego is relative AMRIPE-1 (note: comment above stated Diego possibly in Mexico)."

104-10217-10348: WITHHELD

11/24/70 memo from WH/COG/SA N. Gratz to WH/Miami: "AMSIGH-2/Clemente Inclan Werner, who attended AMECRU-1/Guillermo Alonso Pujol meeting with mother, appears most logical and secure channel for assuring mother it possible to raise ransom money. This was method devised for allaying AMRIPE-1's concern over obtaining ransom for husband."

Bill Simpich

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