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Cryptonym: AMHAWK-2

Definition:
Jesus Exposito Lorenzo. Also known as "Ralph".
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
This Tony Varona chrono created by HSCA is worth reviewing: See the redacted version at 180-10142-10305, and compare it with the unredacted version at 180-10143-10182, p. 17 - an entry for Salvador Romani is at p. 19. The entries for Ralph and Jesus are at pp. 21-22.
Sources:

104-10061-10115: LIST OF NAMES RE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION INVESTIGATION

Information provided by the CIA to the HSCA reveals that the identity of AMHAWK-2 is "Jesus Exposito Lorenzo".

104-10168-10349:CABLE: AMHAWK-2 REQUEST THAT AMHAWK BE PERSONALLY NOTIFIED THAT

AMHAWK-2 sends a message to Havana station to notify AMHAWK-1(Antonio Varona) regarding the arrival of Lomberto Rodriguez.

180-10143-10182: [No Title]

7/20/60: On 19 July Dr. Mario del Canal Ferrer (code name Patricio) who described himself as principal rep and coordinator for AMHAWK contacted political officer John Topping and indicated he would like discreet contacts with the Embassy since contacts now established through AMHAWK-2 (Ralph) and Juan Menendez Tellez were not sufficient. Station disturbed that indiscreet approach made to Embassy indicating that covert channel existed to AMHAWK. Asks if AMHAWK-2 is to be eliminated. See a related 7/20/60 cable with messages to Ralph and Patricio in Spanish: 1994.04.21.11:27:43:060005 Reel 6, Folder D - MANUEL ANTONIO DE VARONA - pp. 326-329. These identities for Ralph and Patricio affirmed in 104-10168-10107 and 104-10168-10109 in mid-August 1960 - no indication that Ralph is to be "eliminated".

104-10167-10059: DID AMHAWK AUTHORIZE DEL CANAL AND MENENDEZ CONTACTS WITH ODACID

7/25/60 cable from WH/4/PA Martha Tharpe to JMASH: If AMHAWK did "authorize del Canal and Menendez contacts with (State Dept), caution him make no such authorizations in future...IDEN person "he named by name" is Jesus Exposito Lorenzo." Also see 1994.04.21.11:27:43:060005 Reel 6, Folder D - MANUEL ANTONIO DE VARONA - p. 323. 7/28/60: AMHAWK said AMHAWK-2 is his contact with Olien/Havana station chief Jim Noel and the only person authorized for such contact.

1994.04.21.11:27:43:060005: Reel 6, Folder D - MANUEL ANTONIO DE VARONA

Chief of Base, JMASH Oliver Corbuston/Bill Kent to Chief, WHD, passing copies of correspondence to AMHAWK from Station Havana. (For unredacted version of this cover page, see 104-10168-10115) Attached are three pages - a letter from "Ralph" in Spanish and a flowchart of what appears to be the UR - led by Patricio, Elalio, Augusto and Juan.

Contributors:
Carmine Savastano • Bill Simpich

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