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Cryptonym: LICALLA

Definition:
One of three photo surveillance sites under the LIEMPTY umbrella project. LILYRIC was an apartment which provided a view of the back of the Soviet Embassy compound in Mexico City. The other two photo sites were LIMITED and LILYRIC.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

Inside the Company p.543

"The station has two observation posts in front of the Soviet Embassy, which cover the entrances, plus a third observation post in the back of the Embassy to provide coverage of the gardens. The LICALLA observation post in the back is the closest of five houses bordering the Embassy property--all five are owned by the station."

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY, EXCERPTS

The Mexico City Station history corroborates Agee's LICALLA information, and adds that "The agent inside this base was LIEMPTY-9.....From the LICALLA reports, the station determined which Soviets worked in the same offices, identifying intelligence personnel by association. The LICALLA work base was located [ ] on the roof of LICALLA..."

104-10413-10128: MEMO:BACKGROUND ON MEXICO STATION SUPPORT ASSETS (COVERAGE OF SOVIET AND CUBAN EMBASSIES)

This memo provides additional details about LICALLA and its case officer Mahoney.

104-10431-10083: CABLE: PLS CHECK LICALLA AND LIENVOY RECORDS TRY DETERMINE IF YATSKOV

This 1964 cable asks for a check of LICALLA records to see if Soviet officer Yatskov was in Mexico City on the Saturday when Oswald is alleged to have visited the Soviet Embassy.

Contributors:
Jerry Ennis

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