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Cryptonym: LICOMET-2

Definition:
Dimas Domingo Figueredo Ferrandes. Was involved in the CRC in Mexico.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
He was part of a group who were arrested at Veracruz, Mexico, for attempting to sabotage a Cuban vessel. Was released without charge in mid-June, 1963. In addition, he was an associate of Raymond Cortez of the Transcontinental, S.A. company. Furthermore, a June 1963 CIA dispatch from Mexico City on Figueredo stated that his 201 number was 201-327270, which matches the 201 number of LICOMET-2 in Anne Goodpasture's Mexico City Station History in 1978. This is the same individual who was originally AMSUPER-1.
Sources:

104-10512-10027: DISPATCH: DIMAS DOMINGO FIGUEREDO FERRANDES

06/03/63: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WHD (Info: COS, JMWAVE): "There are attached for Headquarters and WAVE Station files, 2 photographs of Subject individual dated 30 May 1963." Bottom right hand corner: "Headquarters File Number: 201-327270."

FBI 105-82555 Oswald HQ File, Section 118: FBI INTERVIEW OF RAYMOND CORTEZ

12/11/63: SA H. T. Burk interview of Raymond Cortez at Austin, Texas on 12/10/63: Pages 10-11: ..."T-2 further stated that it had been determined that the subject maintained an office in Suite 404 at Pasco de la Reforms #87, Mexico, D.F., until approximately May, 1963 which he shared with a Cuban named DIMAS FIGUEREDO. T-2 stated that the subject and Figueredo were engaged in the sale of shoes which they had shipped from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and that the subject's current whereabouts are unknown. According to T-2, as of January, 1964, Dimas Figueredo was associated with the Consejo Revolucionario Cubana (CRC - Cuban Revolutionary Council), located in Office 401, Calle Paris #10, Mexico, D.F., which assists Cuban refugees in Mexico, D.F., and is an anti-Castro organization. T-2 advised that in January, 1964, Dimas Figueredo had indicated that he had previously been associated with the subject in the shoe business in Guadalajara and that although the subject's current whereabouts were unknown to him, he believed the subject is currently residing in Dallas, Texas, address unknown. T-2 stated that the records of Gobernacion under file #354.3/107293 disclosed that DIMAS DOMINGO FIGUEREDO FERNANDEZ, accompanied by his wife, OLGA HYLAMALISA INFIESTA RODRIGUEZ, and their two children, ages 2 and 6, had entered Mexico as tourists on approximately December 16, 1960. According to these records, Figueredo Fernandez and his wife were Cubans from Santa Clara, Cuba, and indicated that they would be residing at Calle Cinco de Mayo 45, Mexico, D.F....According to Gobernacion records, Figueredo Fernandez was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, was 43 years of age in December, 1941, married, had previous occupations of newspaperman, sugar technician, formerly resided at Prado 1-A, Cienfuegos, Cuba, and was the bearer of Cuban passport #05130, containing visa #3069, issued September 3, 1960...."

124-10289-10046: FBI MEMORANDUM: RAYMOND BUENROSTRO CORTEZ

02/27/64: Memorandum from Legat, Mexico City to the Director of the FBI: Page 2: "A telegram dated 7/2/63, from the American Embassy, Mexico City, to the Secretary of State, Washington, D.C., classified 'SECRET', disclosed that Dimas Domingo Figueredo Fernandez, born 3/25/18, at Cienfuegos, Cuba, who was a member of the Cuban Revolutionary Council in Mexico and entered Mexico in 1960, was one of a group which was under arrest by Mexican authorities, but not formally charged, for attempted sabotage of a Cuban vessel in the harbor of Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico, in mid-June, 1963. Figueredo Fernandez was subsequently released by Mexican authorities." FBI report on RAYMOND BUENROSTRO CORTEZ: Pages 2-3: ..."Gobernacion records further indicated that on January 9, 1963, the Argentine Embassy, Mexico, D.F., informed Gobernacion that the Argentine Information and News Agency had designated Figueredo Fernandez as its Mexican representative and correspondent and requested Gobernacion permission for him to perform his mission in Mexico, which was granted..." Pages 4-5: ..."T-3 said that because of the subject's fear for his life, he went for protection to Dimas Domingo Figueredo Fernandez of the CRC in Mexico, D.F., which devoted its time to anti-Castro activity and clandestine resistance activity in Mexico. T-3 indicated that Figueredo Fernandez provided a bodyguard for the subject and stated that the subject never had direct contact with the visiting Cuban government group since he was in hiding. The subject utilized Ignacio Hernandez Garcia, manager of the Transcontinental, S.A., as his intermediary in connection with this matter. T-3 informed that the Castro government was very upset over the developments and an immediate schism developed between the Castro government and the subject..."

104-10217-10291: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT AND REPORT COVER SHEET:FIDEL CASTRO OFFER TO SPARE LIFE OF ELOY GUTIERREZ MENOYO IN EXCHANGE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION ON ANTI-CUBAN ACTIVITIES

02/19/65: Report Cover Sheet from Mexico City: Reporting Officer: Floyd N. Aimonet, Reports Officer: Glenna H. Pellen, Approving Officer: Willard C. Curtis. "The information in the attached report was obtained by LICOMET-2 from Karl Sorensen, a Danish citizen who is a cameraman for CBS news. Sorensen went to Cuba on 3 February and returned to Mexico City on 8 February 1965. He obtained the information from Ramiro del Rio, Director of Information of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations." Page 3: Field Information Report: Country: Cuba, Subject: Fidel Castro Offer to Spare Life of Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo in Exchange for Complete Information on Anti-Cuban Activities. Place & Date Acq.: Mexico, Mexico City (8 February 1965). "SOURCE: Prominent Cuban exile who reports regularly and reliably on his contacts with Cuban refugees. He obtained the information in this report from a Western journalist who went to Cuba in early February 1965. The journalist obtained the information from a high ranking official of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations. Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro Ruz and Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo, Cuban exile military leader who was recently captured on the east coast of Cuba, reached an agreement whereby Gutierrez would not be executed in return for his promise to provide full information about his operations against Castro. The Cuban Government intends to use the statements of Gutierrez and his comrades to accuse the United States, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Nicaragua before the United Nations. Gutierrez' life is being spared so that he can appear before the UN to verify his own statements."

104-10234-10411: CABLE: RESUME OF MESSAGE RECEIVED FROM ASSET

03/04/66: Cable from JMWAVE to Mexico City: Slugline KAPOK TYPIC AMKNOB AMLASH: "1. AMKNOB/1 SW message dated 24 February received WAVE 3 April. Resume follows:...D. Re LICOMET/2, in whom LIRING/1 so interested, will say have not been able develop any info...."

104-10072-10184: DISPATCH: SHIPMENT OF WAR SURPLUS ITEMS PURCHASED BY CUBAN MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS.

07/19/66: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Deputy Chief, WH/C: "Reference: DIRECTOR 13639, 19 June 1966 (sent only to Mexico City and JMWAVE). 1. The reference advised the Mexico City Station that two members of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations, Jose Manuel GALARDY Alarcon and Oscar GUTIERREZ Fernandez, both identified as Cuban Intelligence Officers, had purchased war surplus items (uniforms, belts, boots etc.), in New York during April 1966 and had subsequently shipped those items to Mexico in 41 white canvas bags weighing a total of 657 pounds. 2. Upon receipt of the above information, the details were passed to LICOMET-2 who was instructed to alert his sources at the Mexico City airport and advise the Station if the shipment had transited Mexico City and where it had gone. LICOMET-2 then alerted LICOMETS-19, 20 and 21 to the facts on a need to know basis and according to him, threw the airport into a mild uproar."

104-10163-10123: CIA DOCUMENTS ON MANUEL ARTIME.

10/26/66: Cable: Slugline KAPOK TYPIC AMBIDDY: Page 4: ..."I. Do LICOMETS-1 and 2 have family in Cuba? Information on local exile community such as LIROOK-1, Alberto (Garcia) Menocal, Pupey (Garcia) Menocal, Max Santana. Also that LICOMET-2 has accomplice LICOMET-24 who they want information on.."

104-10522-10085: MEXICO CITY CHRONOLOGY COVERING PERIOD 27 SEPT 63 - 3 FEB 1968

6 March 1967: Memo from LICOMET-2/Dimas Domingo Figueredo to Jose (Piccolo) - Attached is a clipping from the publication LUMIERE page 8, of Sol de Mexico, 4 March 67: Surveilled OSWALD in Mexico, but Not in Dallas CIA agents take note, in Mexi airport, of travelers to and from Cuba. The counter-espionage service of the CIA photographed OSWALD when he arrived in Mexico and sent the info to the FBI, emphasizing the fact that OSWALD was in contact with the Sov and Cub Embassies in Mexi. 'U.S. News and World Report' says that Mexi is of much importance to the CIA because of the number of Communist agents who, from Mexico, extend their net of operations to the U.S. and South America..." The newspaper clipping can be found in 104-10195-10054: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=38940&search=104-10195-10054#relPageId=2&tab=page (02/03/68, CIA document: Page 107)

104-10195-10054: NEWSPAPER CLIPPING: EL SOL DE MEXICO

3/8/67: Clipping referred to above - it contains two photos portraying "Ella Elaboriel" and "Capulina" - alleged CIA agents - stating: "Vigilaban a Oswald en Mexico, Pero No En Dallas: "Surveilled in Mexico, but not in Dallas." Also see redacted version in 1994.06.20.14:01:38:190005, Reel 30, Folder E - MEXICO CITY STATION FILE, p. 626.

104-10188-10002: () MANGO SUPPORT

04/10/68: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City: "LICOMET: To support a $40.00 a month payment to LICOMET-2 for the use of his POV..."

104-10247-10049: CABLE: BASED ON INFO RECEIVED REF A PRIOR RECEIPT REF B

05/10/69: Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline TYPIC AMCHALK: "1. Based on info received Ref A prior receipt Ref B LICOMET-2 checked Mexico City hotels where Guin likely to stay with negative results. Check Cubana manifests since Jan 69. Also negative. 2. Based para 4, Ref B Station plans take no further action pending receipt additional info. 3. File 201-142291."

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

11/16/78: CIA document from Anne Goodpasture: Page 253: "LICOMET-1 (201-285165) was the titular head of the unit and principal agent for the project from 1964 until 1968 when he obtained full-time employment with a private firm and was replaced in the LICOMET operation by LICOMET-2 (201-327270)..."

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