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Cryptonym: JMPALM

Definition:
Operational and intelligence information that began with a focus on Haiti in 1963, and expanded to cover concerning Caribbean exile politics and the Caribbean political situation. Countries involved included Haiti, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic. Operations were based at the JMWAVE station.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10076-10154: JMWAVE CABLE RE ARMS SHIPMENTS FROM WAVE TO VENEZUELA

12/7/63 cable WAVE 8643 from JMWAVE to Director, slugline DYVOUR JMPALM: "Subject (of WAVE 7164) of ops interest to station JMPALM ops as monitor of arms shipments from WAVE to Venezuela. Subject (of WAVE 7164) in contact with Ransa Airlines pilots through Bernardo Pena who (is a) Ransa flight engineer." Pena introduced the Subject to FNU Lanzon, who was attempting to purchase large amounts of arms for clandestine shipment to Venezuela..."would conceal shipment in crates labeled spare parts factory for entry into Venezuela."

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...Exiled Venezuelan military officials in Miami anticipate a coup d'etat to take place in Venezuela on or before 15 December 1963. These former high-ranking officials who left Venezuela following the ousting of Venezuelan president Perez Jiminez reveal...they are in communication with military leaders...who anticipate the overthrow of newly elected president Raul Leoni." after military takeover occurs." It is noted that the 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.

180-10145-10210: [No Title]

2/15/64 cable from Miami reports that three people have been arrested for theft of dynamite and illegal possession of explosives. Claiming that they stole the dynamite on behalf of Merola, a CIA agent. 'Merola is not a CIA agent but used solely as an informant of JMPALM.'"

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

8/17/64 dispatch from Chief of Station, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: 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, who signed this dispatch on behalf of Chief of Station Ted Shackley. The program began in approximately August 1963.

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

Oct 64 JMWAVE cable from Miami, with the JMPALM slugline, recording the arrival of a Haitian exile group into Miami.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich • Michael Clark

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