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Cryptonym: AMWAIL-1

Definition:
Justo Carrillo Hernandez, leader of Agrupacion Montecristi and a founding member of the Frente Civico Revolucionario (FRD), forerunner of the CRC.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10103-10158: ANTONIO CARLOS VECIANA BLANCH

"AMWAIL was Justo Carrillo Hernandez's Montecristi group."

104-10168-10054: CABLE: AMWAIL IN APPARENT ACCORD WITH NEW ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN

Memo from Twicker (pseudonym for Howard Hunt, see John Newman's Where Angels Tread Lightly, p. 367): "AMWAIL...would not support AMHAWK (Tony Varona)for chairmanship and glad to learn that neither would Twicker...AMWAIL characterized AMEER as trouble maker."

104-10240-10164: MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD:CONVERSATION WITH AMWAIL AND PAUL J. MANSON, 27 OCTOBER 1960

At a 10/27/60 meeting between Paul Manson and AMWAIL in New York, Manson "did not reveal the recently arranged close coordination between ZAMKA (David Morales) and AMWAIL-3 on I & I activities (Intelligence and Information)."

FRUS, 1958-1960, Vol VI: Cuba, p.158: Foreign Relations of the United States, 1958-1960, Volume VI: Cuba

When Fidel and other groups formed a united front in July 1958, Justo Carrillo signed as a representative of Agrupacion Montecristi.

p.1154: Foreign Relations of the United States, 1958-1960, Volume VI: Cuba

The five component groups of the FRD are "Organizacion Authentica (OA) led by Antonio ("Tony") de Varona; Movimiento de Recuperacion Revolucionario (MRR) nominally led by Manuel Artime; Organizacion Triple A led by Aureliano Sanchez Arango; Movemiento Democratico Cristiano (MDC) led by Jose Ignacio Rasco; and Agrupacion Montecristi led by Justo Carillo. (sic)"

10AH57: HSCA Report, Volume X

The CRC, formed right before the Bay of Pigs, had the following leaders: Chairman, Dr. Jose Miro Cardona; Board of Directors - Antonio de Varona, Justo Carillo (sic), Carlos Hevia, Antonio Maceo, Manuel Ray, and Manuel Artime.

John Newman, Where Angels Tread Lightly (2015), p. 11.

"The most creative U.S. scheme to prevent Castro from seizing power in Cuba was put in play by the CIA. The idea was to make use of the Justo Carrillo-led anti-Batista Montecristi Group. This group had been formed in 1952 by wealthy professionals and businessmen in opposition to Batista. Justo Carrillo had been President of the Agricultural Development Bank under former Cuban president Carlos Prio. Exiled in Miami in late 1958, Carrillo sought U.S. help for a plot to free Colonel Ramon Barquin in order to carry out a military coup designed to oust Batista and simultaneously block Castro."

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1958-1960, Volume VI: Cuba Current Section: 399. 11/26/59 - Telegram from the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

11/26/59: Carrillo resigns as head of BANFAIC (Bank for Agrarian and Industrial Development). It appears that Carrillo was living in Mexico City as of June 1960. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=13165&relPageId=3&search=%22justo_carrillo%22%20AND%20%22MEXICO%20CITY%22 Carrillo came to US in Jan 60: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=38317&relPageId=8&search=%22justo_carrillo%22%20%22justo%20carillo%22 In 62, Carrillo and the Montecristi group were based in Tampa: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=75913&relPageId=38&search=montecristi

104-10228-10322: LIST: NAMES TO LOOK FOR RE JFK ASSASSINATION

Included in strange list "Names to Look for Re JFK Assassination" - possibly created during the IG's investigation of the Castro assassination attempts in 1967, labeled as a CIA-created document.

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