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Cryptonym: AMWAIL-3

Definition:
Jose Joaquin Sanjenis Perdomo, also known as Joaquin Sanjenis. He also had the cryptonym of AMOT-2, and was the leader of the AMOTs.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
This is revealing - Sanjenis was not only a member of the group of businessmen and professionals known as Agrupacion Montecrist, but he was also the top anti-Castro Cuban in charge of counterintelligence for the CIA.
Sources:

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

CIA identified AMWAIL-3 to HSCA staffers as Joaquin Sanjenis Perdomo.

104-10219-10413: CABLE: DURING 3 HOUR DISCUSSION WITH LITAMIL-1 NIGHT 14 JAN HE AGAIN SET FORTH

1/16/60 cable from Mexico City to Director: "During 3 hour discussion with LITAMIL-1 night 14 Jan he again set forth his opinions re Castro regime. Stated administrative incompetence and lack understanding. Cuban economy intolerable...Believes regime will fall (of its) own weight. He stated following (July) 26 members who (in) Mexi during (revolutionary) activities agree revolution not (to) their liking: Gustavo Arcos y Bergnes, Pedro Miret Prieto, Orlando Ventura Reyes, Manuel Carbonell Duque, Faustino Perez and Omar Fernandez, among (others). Said LITAINT-1 (note: Known as Manuel Villafana) and LITAG-1 (note: Jaime Varela Canosa) both 'above' regime and they members (of) AMWAIL-3 group. Levi Marrero while (in) Mexico told L-1 he sure AMWAIL-3 to resign shortly...L-1 anxious Shryock/Tom Hazlett go Havana talk Miret and Arcos (and) others cited above listen their views regime. He said he willing meet Shryock Hava review contacts two above and introduce others..."

104-10219-10443: CABLE:LITAMIL/1 ANXIOUS GO MIAMI SOONEST TALK WITH AMWAIL RE PLANS

5/26/60 cable from Mexico City to Director: "LITAMIL-1 anxious go Miami soonest talk with AMWAIL re plans movement. LITAMIL-1 has not heard from AMWAIL, AMWAIL-3 or LITAINT-1 (for) several weeks. As mentioned earlier he feels 'left out' and feels only way get into movement is go Miami talk (to) AMWAIL.

104-10179-10404: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OR MEMORANDUM

10/28/60 meeting between AMWAIL and JMASH chief Paul Manson. Reference is made to recent meeting between ZAMKA (David Sanchez Morales) and AMWAIL-3 about "I and I activities (intelligence and information). That would be consistent with AMOT formation, which occurred during this time.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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