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Cryptonym: LIFEUD-2

Definition:
Lineman for the Mexico City telephone company.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
One of the only two Mexican nationals in 1963 who knew the location of all the LIFEAT basehouses.
Sources:

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

LISAMPAN, an audio penetration of the Cuban compound, began when the Mexico City station learned that "LIFEUD-2 (LIFEAT project) would have access to the Cuban compound in connection with a modernization program of the telephone system." The installations were supervised by David Wilsted, American principal agent of the LIFEAT project, who in turn was directed by the inside case officer for the project, Michael J. Farmer, and the station's technical officer. It should be noted that LIFEAT had a second telephone lineman, LIFEUD-3. The two of them set up LISAMPAN as well as a penetration of the Soviet TELEX system, described here in the history: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=146763&relPageId=95&search=%22lifeud-2%22

104-10413-10297: DISPATCH:LIFEAT PROGRESS REPORT, JANUARY 1963

As of January 1963, LIFEUD-2 and LIFEUD-3 were the only Mexican nationals who knew the locations of all the LIFEAT basehouses. At that time, LIFEAT was trained on thirteen target lines, including American Communists, ESLARD/Juan Arevalo, AMSTRUT-2/Juanita Castro's relatives, and Soviet and Soviet satellite intelligence officers.

104-10413-10054: PROJECT LIFEAT RENEWAL

April 1965 LIFEAT renewal request: Makes it clear that LIFEUD-2 and LIFEUD-3 were lineman and LINE-32 was a centralman with the project at least as late as September 1964. Following page has an excellent flowchart of LIFEAT operatives.

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Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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