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Pseudonym: Blanco, Carlos

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Jose Joaquin Sanjenis was the leader of what was known as "the Carlos Blanco group". The group included Bernard Barker and Tony Varona.
There are hundreds of hits for Carlos Blanco. He sent numerous memos during the 1960s. Sanjenis did this as the head of the AMOTS. There were 20 groups that Tony Varona was affiliated with, and the Carlos Blanco Group was one of them. See 180-10118-10069, pp. 64-67. The reference to the Carlos Blanco Group is on page 67.


1960-61: Sanjenis may have deliberately chosen the pseudonym of Carlos Blanco to sow confusion, as it is the same name as "Carlos Blanco Solano (P-9328), former Federal Security (DFS) agent, now with Judicial Police. In 1960-61 BLANCO invited several US Embassy girls out and offered his services to the US Embassy. BLANCO works for Carlos CASAMADRID Miranda, who is suspected of having a clandestine relationship with Pavel Antonovich YATSKOV." Also see 124-10181-10343, p. 48 of 65, listing the members of the Cuban Permanent Mission to the UN as of March 1960 as including "Dr. Carlos Blanco, 28 East 70th St., New York City." Other members included Raul Roa, Jr./AMRIPE-3, Carlos Lechuga/AMLAW-3, Raul Primelles and Teresa Casuso. 104-10221-10156, 3/16/61, this memo focuses on Frank Fiorini/Frank Little and Pedro Diaz Lanz/AMOT-5 - in Spanish - followed by photos of Fiorini.


11/19/61 memo from Henry Rebholtz to Chief, PW: "The attached reports from AMCLATTER-1/Bernard Barker indicate that Pedro Leyva, a paid employee of AMBUD/CRC, is the brains behind an anti-Batista publication named Denuncia, and that AMBUD-1/Miro Cardona took the trouble to state to AMCLATTER-1/Bernard Barker that he had nothing to do with the paper. AMBUD-1's concern on the matter may have stemmed from the fact that on page 8 of the 17 October issue of Denuncia there was an article that exposed Macho Barquer (an alias for Bernard Barker) and Joaquin Sanjenis as agents of the CIA...a thorough investigation should be made of the alleged extra-cirricular activities of Leyva, and if results confirm suspicions, his activities be terminated."

104-10229-10273: Memorandum: Reunion of the Economic Corporation

12/30/61 memo from Carlos Blanco to Felix (probably Felix Gutierrez/AMOT-31, deputy to AMOT-2). Marginalia reveals that Carlos Blanco was AMOT-2. Jose Joaquin Sanjenis was AMOT-2. "Since a few days ago, Mr. Jose Alvarez Diaz And Mr. Federico Fernandez Casas have been visiting the different members of the Economic Corporations with the objective of obtaining the support of these economic corporations for Dr. Miro Cardona and the Council...The Economic Corporations...is the organism representing the live classes of Cuba, and which is presided by Mr. Gregorio ESCAGEDO and its secretary being Mr. Tulio DIAZ Ribera...Escagedo and...Rodriguez met...it seemed the thesis maintained by Escabedo and Rodriguez...consisted of not supporting the Council and Mr. Cardona was going to win... (Fernandez and Diaz)...used all kinds of arguments such as the following...(Diaz said)...Miro had a handwritten letter (written personally) from the President of the United States, Mr. KENNEDY, which said, among other things, 'You were, are, and will be, the representative of the Cuban People; and you will be the President of Cuba after the overthrow of Castro.'... (Fernandez said) that the Council needed the support of all the Cuban Economic Corporations in order to feel strong and supported to demand in Washington the cessation of CIA interference in the Cuban case. That Dr. Miro, as a patriot, had asked for this support from us in order to avoid the criminal infiltrations of Cubans that were being conducted by the CIA in Cuba...In spite of all these arguments of coercion and deceit, the result of the voting of giving or not giving support to the Council was a tie (7 x 7), and a new meeting was scheduled for Thursday, 4 January 1962."


7/18/62: Memo UFGA-4948 from REDACTED (AMOT-2 from AMDIAL-2): On 17 July 1962 Cuban Station 'Radio Rebelde' interviewed Juan Falcon Tamar/AMFOX-1, alleged National Coordinator of the MRR - Revolutionary Recovery Movement - under arrest in Cuba. Falcon stated that they engaged in performing a series of sabotages, such as burning the 'Petroquimica' of Cotorro; a plan to destroy national transport in general; destruction of 3 buses of Rte #33; a plan for systematic destruction of the economy which included, among other things, the poisoning of cattle. Falcon admitted planning the assassination of Carlos Rafael Rodriguez; which he attributed to CIA, and also mentioned assassination of Fidel Castro. Falcon said that the assassinations were being planned when he was arrested. Falcon claimed to have the support of the CIA.

104-10231-10213: MEMO: ENRIQUE LLACA, JR

1/30/63 memo EE-64 from C-3 to Carlos Blanco, subject Enrique Llaca, Jr., Luis Fernandez Rocha/AMHINT-53 reported in a conversation with Rafael Arango, a member of the US Air Force: "The movement initiated by Enrique Llaca has been sponsored by Guillermo Alonso Pujol/AMECRU-1." The memo describes Llaca as an extreme right winger with an office in Miami, a staff, and a budget of $200,000; while Alonso Pujol is described as an old friend of the communist leader Blas Roca Calderio. "Alonso Pujol has a son in Cuba who hasn't been molested and who lives there in spite of the Communism established in the Island. This son is named Guillermo Pujol Bermudez and he was Undersecretary of Defense in the 'Autentico' Administrations. It is also understood that Alfonso Pujol's son who belonged to Brigade 2506, was allowed to leave prison for full days and visited clubs and night clubs when his father went to Cuba to obtain his release from prison, and also that he went around with women. That when he returned to prison he used to brag about all this in the presence of the other fellow prisoners, which caused unrest among all of them."


This 2/5/63 GYROSE dispatch UFGA-7606 indicates that the report was prepared by Nestor Carbonell's secretary. That would indicate that Carlos Blanco - whose name is all over this - was Nestor Carbonell's colleague.


6/28/63 Report EE-390, by Carlos Blanco, “Background Information on Current Personnel of the Cuban Embassy in Mexico", describing the current workers at the Cuban embassy in Mexico City.

180-10118-10069: 180-10118-10069

3/16/78, HSCA Briefing Book: Joaquin Sanjenis/AMOT-2 and Juan Antonio Varona are described as members of the "Carlos Blanco Group". This list of Cuban exile organizations and their leading members was probably put together by Gaeton Fonzi, as it findings from Volume X of the HSCA hearings, which Fonzi helped put together.

180-10141-10103: 180-10141-10103

3/22/78 letter from G. Robert Blakey to Patrick Carpentier, Office of Legislative Counsel, requesting "all files and file references, concerning or referring to the following individuals", including that of "Juan Antonio Varona - Member of Carlos Blanco in house group whose leader was Joaquin Sanjenis. Presently has his own firm: Key Credit Company, 7530 NW 8th Street, Miami, Florida."

Bill Simpich

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