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Cryptonym: LIGAFF

Definition:
A covert anti-communist propaganda program in Mexico in 1963, using a variety of legal and illegal tactics.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
At least three operatives: LIGAFF-1, 201-325046. See the first item in list of sources. LIGAFF-2, 201-355219. See: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=45489&relPageId=2 LIGAFF-3, 201-725286. Note that even though document HMYA-2014 states this 11/8/63 memo about LIGAFF-3 is supposed to be "released in full"... http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=45508#relPageId=2&tab=page ...his 201 number was withheld, but slipped out in this list of documents: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=27328&search=%22050-124-000%22#relPageId=5&tab=page
Sources:

104-10218-10226: USE OF FUNDS

10/17/63 memo. HMMA-22311. June-July 1964 LILISP-X funds are used to keep LIGAFF/1 in operation. He is 201-325046.

KUWOLF-LIGAFF-1 TRANSMITTAL OF NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

12/5/63, memo from Chief of Base, Monterrey to C/WH Division. Black propaganda operation by LIGAFF-1 aimed against Soviet third secretary Nikolai Leonov. Organized by Gerald Gardyne, chief of CIA's Monterrey station. Probably TARBRUSH.

104-10102-10276: ANTI-COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA

11/1/63 memo by Monterrey chief Gerald Gardyne to Chief, WH, HMYA-1997. States that LIGAFF-1 "possesses a photographic copy of (Humberto) Ramos' Communist party carnet (part of Base black harassment which began in December 1962)..."

104-10218-10203 BIOGRAPHIC DATA: LEONOV, NIKOLAI SERGEYEVICH

List of "black" activities committed against Nikolai Leonov during 1963 in Monterrey. Seems likely LIGAFF-1 was involved in some of these events.

104-10102-10270: POLITICAL ACTION IN SABINAS HIDALGO, N.L

10/25/63, HMYA-1991, memo from Monterrey chief Gerald Gardyne to C/WH. Ramon Mirales Garza named as the PRI candidate for mayor for Sabinas Hidalgo. LIGAFF-2 and LIGAFF-3 worked hard to create a solid base for him and to ensure no one would run against him. Mireles told Gardyne he wanted the place known as "the most anti-communist city in Mexico."

104-10102-10293: BLACK HARASSMENT OPERATIONS AGAINSTHE IICMR

11/14/63, HMYA-2017, KUWOLF AQUATIC memo from Monterrey chief Gerald Gardyne to C/WH. Description of the trouble that ensured after fake invitations were sent out for an event at the Institute of Mexican-Russian Cultural Exchange (IICMR) as part of the black harassment against Nikolai Leonov. Here is a description of the IICMR: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=69855&relPageId=2&search=iicmr

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