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Cryptonym: AMWAIL

Definition:
Agrapucion Montecristi
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

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

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."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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