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Cryptonym: JMPALM

Definition:
Exile political intelligence collections operations run from JMWAVE - targeting Latin American countries ranging from Haiti to Venezuela.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10071-10203: Field Information Report: Arrival of Haitian Exile Group in Miami

Oct 64 JMWAVE cable from Miami.

104-10071-10202: DISPATCH: HAITIAN EXILE ACTIVITIES AT JMWAVE

August 1964 dispatch reports on past and present operations of JMPALM against Haiti and reviews factors affecting Haitian exiles in Miami and their efforts to obtain support from Cuban exile groups in Miami and New York. "JMPALM operations at the WAVE station began approximately one year ago with the recruitment of several persons who appeared to be in positions to provide operational and intelligence information concerning Haitian exile politics and the Haitian political situation." The JMPALM case officer was Robert S. Hunkeler. The program began in approximately August 1963.

104-10076-10221: JMWAVE CABLE - EXPECTATION BY EXILED VENEZUELAN MILITARY OFFICIALS OF VENEZUELAN COUP D'ETAT BEFORE 15 DECEMBER 63

12/9/63, WAVE 8730: JMPALM slugline. "ZRWAHOO. AMGORILLA-1 from exiled Venezuelan military officers residing WAVE who invited AMGORILLA-1 to return Cara for government post after military takeover occurs...SUBJECT: Expectation by Venezuelan military officials of Venezuelan coup d'etat after military takeover occurs." 2-3 pages further, it is noted that a new president (Leoni) won election on December 1 and that "Venezuelan exiles in Miami claim that a continuation of the Betancourt policies as promised by Leoni will ruin Venezuela."

104-10167-10190: PROGRESS REPORT FOR THE MONTHS OF NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 1963 FOR IDENTITY

1/18/64 dispatch from Chief, JMWAVE to Chief, WH. Slugline JMPALM/Operational. Subject was a contact of 201-301754 and an acquaintance of AMPAL-1. Training sessions between AMPAL-1 and Subject occurred during Nov-Dec. 1963..."Subject has not yet been given a JMPALM cryptonym." He was providing reports on Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and former Cuban president Carlos Prio.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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