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Cryptonym: ESLARD-1

Definition:
Juan Jose Arevalo Bermejo.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10414-10402: LIEMPTY/PROGRESS REPORT FOR FIRST QUARTER 1963

CIA agent "Oliver Scantling" made a "pretext call" to the Cuban embassy in Mexico City, designed for pickup by the LIENVOY complex, tying the Cuban embassy personnel to a bomb threat against ESLARD-1. Scantling mailed an "ominous box of candy to the ESLARD-1 family as another plan in this harassment campaign."

104-10088-10328: PROJECT LIEMPTY (RENEWAL)

"In support of the Station's harassment campaign against Juan Jose Arevalo Bermejo, launched at the request of Headquarters, Scantling's efforts ranged from the mailing of "poisoned" candy to threatening phone calls..."

Bill Simpich, State Secret, Chapter 4, http://maryferrell.org/pages/State_Secret_Chapter4.html

Oliver Scantling's real name: Juan Nepomuseno Frias Ramirez. The phone calls made by the FDR-style former president of Guatemala, Juan Jose Arevalo – referred to as the "Latin American exile" – accounted for 60% of the LIFEAT production. The harassment campaign against Arevalo was conducted as he campaigned for a second chance to serve as president while in exile in Mexico City.

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Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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