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Cryptonym: LICUFF-1

Definition:
A Soviet access agent whose cryptonym was assigned on 11/4/63. This is possibly Ricardo Poery Cervantes, a leftist journalist in Mexico.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10098-10128: DISPATCH: LICUFF/1 - ASSIGNMENT OF CRYPTONYM

11/6/63 Oliver Galbond/J.C. King dispatch, citing (201-736860) being referred to in MEXI 6445 and MEXI 6614. POA obtained on 11/4/63. (Duplicate at 104-10211-10381)

104-10527-10075: CABLE: COMPLETE PARAGRAPH 5, LINE 3 TO READ: AT CONFERENCE, CAN HAVE SUBJ MONITOR

This is MEXI 6445. Refers back to DIR 72393

104-10092-10477: CABLE: OP DEVELOPMENT PROCEEDING FAVORABLY

Cable MEXI 6614, slugline REDWOOD, Mexico City to Director: "Op development proceeding favorably. During period (of) air conference, Poery (Ricardo Poery Cervantes, pro-Soviet journalist made special arrangements (to) have REDACTED and wife privately meet with cosmonauts (Yuri) Gagarin and (Valentina) Tereshekova." Chief of Station comment: Requested if REDACTED could become operational asset."

104-10014-10046: MEXICO CITY CHRONOLOGY

MEXI 7160 describes LICUFF-1 and LICRAVE-1 as "Soviet access agents", and seek instructions on how to use them after the JFK assassination.

104-10218-10151 CONTACT REPORT: LICUFF/1, 9 AUGUST; HOTEL CONTINENTAL HILTON BAR

8/9/65, Contact report from LICUFF-1: Subject asked to conduct operation against Konstantinov. Subject refers to his friend Virginia Gomez Nieto and also refers to his wife.

POERY CERVANTES, RICARDO

Prominent leftist journalist in close frequent contact with Soviets. On April 30, 1963, Ivan Gavrilovich Alferiev requested an appointment with Cervantes. November 14, 1963, Alferiev tried to contact Poery. (See Virginia Gomez Nieto) Also see: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=99896&search=poery#relPageId=215&tab=page

1993.07.19.16:19:50:870340: PHOTOCOPIES OF ALL CABLES (SOME IN REPORT FORM) SENT FROM MEXICO STATI

A portion of the document regards the attempts of Javier Santos Lorent to contact Ricardo Poery Cervantes and mentions Cervantes "paramour" (girlfriend) Virgina Gomez Niento. She in a prior document was noted to be "Vicky" a "friend" of LICUFF-1. (https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=43210&relPageId=2) The matching references of this relationship would infer that LICUFF-1 was Ricardo Poery Cervantes.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich • Carmine Savastano

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