[Reference: OCB Dade County,
Florida. File heading Cuban Information 1963.
16 September 1963
SUBJECT: Luis ORTEGA Sierra
1. A usually reliable
source was advised by the Subject on 7 August 1963 that at
approximately 1230 hours, 7 August 1963, he (Subject) had
parked his car at the lot of WMIE broadcasting station when
he noticed a group of eight (8) men approaching him.
recognized them as men of Carlos PRIO Socarras but knew only
who addressed him. Subject said they were apparently
going to "rough
him up" when he grabbed a revolver which he carries at all
times from the
car. Subject stated theat MANRIQUE warned him to stop
things about PRIO or they would castrate him. People
from the broadcasting
station broke up the group.
2. Luis ORTEGA Sierra
is a newspaperman, formerly connected with the newspapers
Prensa Libre and Popular. Subject is described as
being a very intelligent newspaperman but also very
dangerous. He is an American citizen, fond of money,
has a changeable mind and aspires to a position in the
Publicity Deparment of the U.S. State Department.
3. In 1959 and 1960, Orlando MANRIQUE worked in the
Investigations Corps, Havana. He held a high position
in the Ministry of Commerce
and also had a gambling business in the Jai-Alai
Stadium. He belonged
to the Autentico Party; participated in the 13 March 1957
attack on the Presidential Palace; and later sought asylum
in Miami. He was active in the arms business and used
it as a means of livelihood in Cuba.
[NOTE: His name does not appear in the list of
participants of the Palace Attack ]
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