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Cryptonym: LIHACK

Definition:
Listening posts used by the CIA in Mexico.
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10181-10144: CABLE- FOLLOWING SUMMARY OF CONVERSATION BETWEEN LITAU-1 AND BOLNHURST WHO PRESENTLY NOT VERY PROFICIENT IN SPANISH

7/24/63 cable from Merida to Director: "LITAU-1 spoke of phone conversation between (Cuban embassy contact Manuel Vega) and (Cuban consulate Madrid), and Vega was told speak no further of this subject as was not to be spoken over telephone. (Comment: Whether this refers to knowledge of LIHACK op or some subject Cuban consulate considers extremely sensitive not known although LITAU-1 did not mention having any reservations re LIHACK op." Document reviewed by REDACTED, DeSanti, Potocki, Hutchison, and Geri. See 104-10123-10262, p. 4: Geri could be a reference to SR/CE/P (special projects) Geri Garrity, who was working on Hede Massing's matters during 1958.

104-10163-10268: CABLE: ONE (FNU) VASQUEZ INTERESTED SELLING FROZEN MEATS

6/20/63 cable from Merida to Director: "FYI LIHACK Summary, 6/18/63...five items, including two regarding Cuban consul Eusebio Azcue. This memo reviewed by DeSanti, Prew, Potocki, and a name that looks like Jiminez.

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

May 1969: In addition to the LISAMPAN devices, there was a hot-miked telephone in REDACTED. This was not continually manned but could be monitored from a nearby listening post ( LIHACK-4 ). Sometime between 22 and 23 May (1969) when the Ambassador was out of the country the device was removed, apparently by the Cubans. Although the station had instructed LIHACK-4 to continually monitor the device or watch the residence, he admitted that the surveillance was limited to spot checking by his wife.

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Bill Simpich

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