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Cryptonym: AMWAIL

Definition:
Agrapucion Montecristi. Changed to AMJAG after breach of security in December 1960.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Businessmen and professionals in Cuba, led by Justo Carrillo. One of the main groups in the FRD, and then later the CRC.
Sources:

104-10103-10158: ANTONIO CARLOS VECIANA BLANCH

1959-1961 period: "AMWAIL was Justo Carrillo Hernandez's Montecristi group." From May 1977, Memorandum for the Record in reviewing Veciana's 201 file.

104-10174-10062: INFO ON V. MONTECRISTI GROUP FOR TICHBORN BRIEFING

Briefing for Edward Tichborn, 1960: "The Agrupacion Montecristi is a small group composed of wealthy Cuban professionals and businessmen, predominantly lawyers and economists. Established about 1952 after Batista's coup d'etat, it is one of the oldest of the anti-Batista groups and was involved in the April 1956 abortive Army revolt led by Colonel Ramon Barquin." "On 20 July 1958, the Agrupacion Montecristi signed the Caracas Unity Pact (the unification agreement signed by representatives of all the groups in opposition to Batista) and formed a part of the Civic Revolutionary Front (Frente Civico Revolucionario, FCR). During the Batista regime, it served as a support mechanism for revolutionary activity inside Cuba. Its main functions as a support mechanism was to collect funds to finance the revolution and to provide economic and political guidance to the FRC."

104-10167-10018: AMHAWK WILL GO TO ISSUE PUBLIC STATEMENT IN HIS OWN BEHALF

5/26/60 cable from Miami to Director: "AMWAIL will go (to) Mexico approx 3 or 4 June to announce his reason for Castro break. While in Mexi AMWAIL will attempt find suitable smaller real estate needed soonest for training 20-40 commo operators along requirements set forth by HQS. AMHAWK will do same in Venezuela...Amalio Fiallo, who associate AMPALM-5/Jose Rasco and was admitted to States under special procedure, is returning Cuba to act as undercover FRD coordinator. While danger to Fiallo obvious, our Cubans feel he fairly safe since his father-in-law currently member Supreme Court. Among Fiallo's missions are contact highest church circles in name FRD, contact and pull together various Christian groupings, collect funds and establish appropriate accounts. Fiallo to return States in about 30 days."

104-10271-10257: CABLE: ( ) SAYS AMALIO FIALLO SENT BY ( ) FROM MIAMI TO CUBA

8/30/60 cable: Chief of Station comment: "Gave details re anti-Castro group AMCALL-1 instrumental in forming called (Accion Democratica Revolucionaria)." The cable: "AMWAIL says Amalio Fiallo sent by AMCIGAR from Miami to Cuba at end May 60 to set up AMCIGAR in Havana. Says Fiallo's incorporation new group may reveal inconformity with existing groups or desire be personal representative of new group which may later seek join AMCIGAR. Says Antonio Fernandez Nuevo was President Juventud Catolica Cubana 1957-59 and is of absolute confidence although deficient as organizer. AMWAIL does not know other members new group but comments it seems to be well represented among various universities.

104-10271-10144: ADR- FILE

9/16/60 handwritten notes: page 2 - Amalio Fiallo linked with AMWAIL and CIGAR (note: FRD Executive Committee)...page 3 - "AMWAIL - ? or 2 - composed of unions, (Manolo) Ray/AMBANG-1, Mariolo Fernandes, (Jose) Duarte/AMBANG-3, Pepin Bosch/AMRUM-1."

104-10271-10244: CABLE: AMALIO FIALLO CONZALEZ WHO ACCORDING TO

9/23/60 cable from Havana to Director: "Amalio Fiallo Gonzalez who according to AMCALL-1 is on National Directorate with Manolo Ray plans go Escambray in effort (to) organize and coordinate diverse political elements represented there. Once wife and two children out of Cuba, Fiallo will join Escambray fighters and remain there duration...Fiallo of very modest means, well known for organizational ability, helped organize MDC, was close to AMPALM-5, and seen active here in AMPALM-1 and (AMPALM-4) ops..." Also see 104-10297-10263, page 5 - "Amalio Fiallo...is a real force in Catholic youth. He was a leader of Catholic organizations and one of the first in the fight against Communism. He is in Miami."

104-10179-10419: CONTACT REPORT: MEETING WITH JUAN ESTEVEZ AND JORGE BERUFF AT THE LATTER'S HOME, KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA, 13 OCTOBER 1960

10/17/60: Contact Report from Wallace A. Parlett: ..."2. The Cubans said that the AMBANG group is not ready to join AMRASP; the personal and political differences are too great. Most important, however, the AMBANG group's analysis of the mood and desires of the Cuban population shows that the country's future lies in the implementation of the goals of true revolutionists (AMBANG circle) and not with goals long outdated and offering no challenge or appeal to the Cubans. The AMBANG group is, of course, willing to cooperate with AMRASP and will not attack it. Since they are progressing nicely inside, AMBANG wants to establish a counterpart outside. Miro Cardona, Pepin Bosch, Quevedo, AMCHIRP-1 and AMWAIL-2 were mentioned as the most prominent members. They would like and very much need U.S./Parlett support..."

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