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Cryptonym: LIANCHOR

Definition:
A program to create an Agency-controlled "leftist" press service to distribute political articles in Latin American countries.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A progress report quoted a case officer describing the program thus: "LIANCHOR was a press service combining articles on cultural, educational, economic and social as well as political topics by many writers."
Sources:

104-10071-10324: OPERATIONAL PROGRESS FOR DECEMBER 1967-MAY 1968. SUMMARY ON THE LEFTIST WRITER PRESS SERVICE PRODUCED 35 INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES AND SERIALIZED POLITICAL FEATURE ARTICLES

This 10-page progress report from 1968 contains a wealth of detail on project LIANCHOR. The project's objectives were set for it by the Mexico City CIA Station. During the half-year reporting period, the report states that "the LIANCHOR leftist writer press service produced 35 individual articles and serialized political feature articles which were distributed to 20 newspapers throughout Latin America and are known to have been published regularly by at least 12 newspapers."

Contributors:
Carmine Savastano

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