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Cryptonym: LIENVOY-2

Definition:
Identity unclear, possibly Luis Echeverria Alvarez - described as "a Mexican supervisor field agent", #4 in the command flowchart, and right under intercept center chief and CIA officer Charles Flick
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
One identification - that LIENVOY-2 was Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president from 1958 to 1964 - rests on Philip Agee, former CIA officer. Two problems: Lopez Mateos was known as LITENSOR, and the father of LIENVOY-2 is described as a lawyer; Lopez's father was a dentist. http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/276-sexenios-in-a-changing-world-mexican-presidents-lopez-mateos-and-diaz-ordaz This reviewer thinks it is more likely that L-2 was Luis Echeverria, aide to Lopez and who became president in 1970, whose father was a lawyer. Echeverria was also known as LITEMPO-8. Agee describes Echeverria as a liaison with the Mexico City station. Did Agee become confused? Flick is more often seen in the documents using the pseudonym of Arnold Arehart.
Sources:

104-10188-10044 DISPATCH WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: SUBJECT - LIENVOY PORJECT RENEWAL

1/16/63 memo: LIENVOY-2's informants covered these topics: "Communist Party activities in Mexico; anti-government propaganda and activity; National Liberation Movement; anti-US activity at the National University; developments in Mexico of interest regarding the trip of President Kennedy."

104-10414-10124 MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

Goodpasture was the author of this history. She wrote that LIENVOY-2 "was basically dishonest and conniving. Neither he nor his father, LIELEGANT, were subject to any control by CIA except through the tightening of purse strings."

104-10015-10168: LUIS ECHEVARRIA (ACTING MINISTER OF GOBERNACION) WILL KEEP HQS ADVISED OF INTERROGATION OF ALVARADO.

11/29/63, Mexico City station chief Win Scott to Director: Discussing interview with Alvarado, dealing directly with LITEMPO-4/Fernando Barrios at the suggestion of Luis Echeverria, Acting Director of Gobernacion (Interior)..."need to see LITENSOR, LIELEGANT, Echeverria and others (no one of whom speaks English)".

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

"In their dealings with the Station, LIENVOY-2 and LIELEGANT gained a considerable knowledge of the station's operational assets and capabilities. From a security viewpoint, they knew too much to terminate them with prejudice unless the station was also willing to terminate the operations they knew about, which included LIFIRE, LIBIGHT, LITEMPO, and LIENVOY."

Philip Agee, Inside the Company: CIA Diary, pp. 613-614

Agee identifies Adolfo Lopez-Mateos as LIENVOY-2 and "a close collaborator of the Mexico City station". http://www.maryferrell.org/search.html?q=%22Lopez%20mateos%22%20AND%20%22LIENVOY-2%22&types=B

Bill Simpich, State Secret, Chapter 4

Further background on LIENVOY-2: https://www.maryferrell.org/pages/State_Secret_Chapter4.html

104-10413-10045: REQUEST FOR RENEWAL OF PROJECT LIENVOY

1/16/63 LIENVOY annual report: ...Arrangements were made for the visit of President Kennedy from 29? June to 1 July 1962...In case of an emergency, it is suggested to contact LIENVOY-2 at his home in Mexico City. Much discussion about LIENVOY-2 in this memo.

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

"Other employees of the (LIENVOY) listening post were friends of the Army officers or persons known to LIELEGANT and his son, LIENVOY-2, who became the Mexican responsible for the listening post."

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