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Cryptonym: LICOAX

Definition:
Student group in Mexico City, used by Agency for political action and intelligence.
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

Leo C. Redlich, US citizen and professor at the University of Mexico, a contract agent serving as the outside case officer for covert action project LICOAX. (Note: Redlich was known as LICHEW.)

104-10069-10442: DISPATCH RE { } TRANSMITTAL OF CONTACTS LIST

In 1967, Redlich created a Transmittal of Contacts list for all the LICOAX contacts. Written up was their student contacts, many active in UNAM student affairs and those in leftist organizations. Making a "realistic determination of the LICOAX political action/intel potential in GOM-PRI-UNAM circles...we are also giving the most careful study to the LICOAX relationship with the LITEMPOs"

104-10093-10355: CABLE RE PROPOSAL

MEXI-6846, Mexico City to Director: "Fastbreaking local developments including station press placements and rector's sudden belief that LITEMPO-2 (Diaz Ordaz) is power behind LICOAZES has alleviated situation. It no longer appears probable rector will attempt oust LICOAX/2." The chief of station, Mexico added a comment: "HQS will take immediate action (with) USNSA (US National Student Association) and COSEC (Coordinating Committee, International Student Conference) if station cables (have the) gist (of) press coverage."

104-10211-10046: DISPATCH: PROGRESS REPORT, SEPTEMBER 1963

10/28/63, memo by Curtis (Win Scott): "The LICOAX organization has taken over the student organization at the University. Now it is fighting to hold on to this new position." During this time, LICOAX was engaged in harassment activities: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=63021&search=licoax#relPageId=3

1993.07.19.17:04:36:430340: PHOTOCOPIES OF ALL DISPATCHES SENT FROM HQ TO MEXICO STATION 15 OCT TO

LICOAX project was renewed on 9/20/63: It was HMMW-12061. http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=27328& search=dtgodown#relPageId=13&tab=page On 11/12/63 (MEXI-6820) there was discussion at a meeting with Redlich and Rikon of a long-planned merger betweeen LICOAX and ZRAFRAID. http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=45243&relPageId=2&search=licoax

104-10069-10447: CONTACTS LIST

"The LICOAXs found it necessary to oppose the National Center of Democratic Students." Three pages later: "The National Veterinary and Zotechnical School...was closely associated with the LICOAX group." Page 10 refers to the rectorship of Ignacio Chavez, who was rector of UNAM (The National Autonomous University of Mexico, established in the 16th Century) until he was forced to resign in 1966. http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=146763&relPageId=134&search=IGNACIO

104-10100-10398: DEADLINE FOR THE ARRIVAL OF TELEGRAMS OF SUPPORT

11/8/63, DIR 81548, WH/3/MEX to Mexico City, IMMEDIATE: "If deadline of telegrams support LICOAX-1 now four days, can he cable student groups in name of LICOAX instead of ZRAFRAID asking for desired support?"

104-10093-10277: RECTOR BAFFLED BY GROUP'S RISE TO POWER

11/12/63: Request HQ to support the campaign on behalf of LICOAX.

104-10092-10140: OPERATIONAL - FURTHER LIFE OF THE PROJECT

"During the period of the student riots and other activities connected with the ouster of Eli de Gortari Morelia, LIMOTOR produced three reports confirming Station efforts. Reports have also been produced on LILISP-C, LIHUFF student group and LICOAX...LIMOTOR-22 has also reported on LICOAX harassment activities at UNAM and in one instance was a victim of same." Who was Eli de Gortari? A Wikipedia article on him states: "In August 1961 he was elected rector of the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, a post he held until 1963 when he was overthrown by the state authorities for political reasons. Back at the UNAM, he devoted himself to defend the university students under attack from local groups and the federal government headed by Gustavo Diaz Ordaz." https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/El%25C3%25AD_de_Gortari&prev=search Another memo states that LIMOTOR-22 and LIEMBROIL-2 were in the best position to monitor LICOAX and LILISP-C. http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=34070&search=%22LITALON-3%22#relPageId=5&tab=page

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