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Cryptonym: LIHUFF

Definition:
An anti-communist organization in Mexico with emphasis on students, economics, civil pressure and propaganda. Financed by the Mexico City station.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10175-10029: DISPATCH: SIMILAR LIHUFF ORGANIZATION IN SAN SALVADOR

12/7/62 dispatch from Mexico City station to San Salvador station: "LIHUFF is a local organization dedicated to fighting Communism in Mexico with emphasis on students, economics, civic pressure and propaganda in general. This operation is independent, but Station exercises some control by financing through LIHUFF/1, head of the organization."

104-10219-10067: (ASSET) (LIHUFF) VOL. I - 50-124-28/4 (PRODUCTION)

"LIHUFF has been very active in student affairs. Activities have principally been at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)...the Movimento Universitario de Renovadora Orientacion (MURO) (is a ) strongly and outspokenly anti-Communist group...in addition to open debate in classes, in the political campaigns, and in small gatherings, MURO has had a group of shock troops who have demonstrated their willingness to do actual battle with the Communists."

104-10218-10044: (ASSET) (LIHUFF), DEVELOPMENT AND PLANS, 50-124-28/1

1965: "The objective of this project is to provide for the operational and administrative support for a high-level contract agent, LIHUFF-1, who has access and is a participant in the right-wing political elements and organizations in Mexico; and through one of these contacts, has access to a right-wing student group (principally at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico - UNAM)...The Mexico Station makes no effort to justify this project on the basis of positive intelligence disseminations. The information is primarily for background. It is often too sketchy for formal dissemination and is frequently overtaken by public events before a dissemination can be made. LIHUFF-1 meets regularly with and is handled directly by Willard C. Curtis (Win Scott), Chief of Station Mexico...During the past project year LIHUFF-1 has provided the Station with the following general categories of information: 1. Memoranda on leftists or Communist affiliation of members of the Mexican intellectual and official community...2. Information on Catholic Church activities in Mexico, including press clippings on the rightist student action group...MURO (LIEVICT) active at the...UNAM, the Universities of Puebla, Guadalajara and Michoacan...In August 1965, Chief PBSWING (American Embassy) asked for a complete report on 'Los Tecos', a right-wing secret society of which MURO is a student arm. This information was required by Chief, PBSWING to make a decision on the application of the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG) for certain U.S. Government-sponsored monetary grants of several hundred thousand dollars to be used for development of this anti-Communist University which is competitive with the Communist dominated University of Guadalajara; 3. Anti-Communist publications from LIHUFF-2's right-wing research center and MURO student publications..."

104-10218-10047: (ASSET) (LIHUFF) OPERATIONS.

7/19/65 memo:

104-10218-10044: (ASSET) (LIHUFF), DEVELOPMENT AND PLANS, 50-124-28/1

8/6/70: Acting Chief, WH/1 to Chief, WHD: Requested that LIHUFF program be terminated, effective July 30, 1970. LIHUFF-1 was described as "a US businessman in Mexico City who had served in World War II with US military intelligence (MIS-X). LIHUFF-1 provided the Mexico City Station with access into the right wing political groups and the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico. He also obtained copies of Dunn and Bradstreet reports for the Station and performed other tasks from time to time."

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