LIKAYAK-2 was recommended to the Mexico City station by LIMESTONE - as of 1957, LIMESTONE was the principal agent for the phone tap operation known as LIFEAT. At the time of his recruitment, LIKAYAK-2 was running his own private investigation agency. He previously had worked as a chemist and as a former director of the technical laboratory of the Department of the Interior. CIA officer Charles Anderson developed this agent as the leader of a postal intercept operation. LIKAYAK-2 organized a group of 22 agents between 1957 to 1969.
10/14/58 memo from WH/FI Charles W. Anderson to CWH: "...the SR representatives said the best work done anywhere on the BGMORNING case, which has international repercussions (note: involving famed Soviet spy Rudolf Abel, who was swapped for Francis Gary Powers a few years later), was done by LIKAYAK-2 in Mexico."
LIKAYAK-2 laid the groundwork for LIENVOY by introducing his Mexican mentor LIELEGANT to his station case officer Alfonso Spera. He later became head of the file search operation known as LIBIGHT.
9/20/63: LIKAYAK-2 was active with the LIBIGHT/LIMUD complex, checking on lead obtained from LIFEAT.
9/9/64: Win Scott urgently needs some handwriting specimens of Silvia Duran of the Cuban consulate. "ACTION: Get LIKAYAK-2 to have LIMUD coverage put on Duran urgently and try to get some fast specimens." Also see original document: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=39084&relPageId=2&search=LIMUD