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Cryptonym: LILINK

Definition:
An operation in Mexico City to provide non-official cover for CIA officers with infra-red communications system to the CIA station in the Embassy.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Hopefully this will not be redacted in April 2018: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=44882#relPageId=2&tab=page
Sources:

LILINK Sources: CIA Diary, Philip Agee, pp. 502, 613

An operation in Mexico City to provide non-official cover for CIA officers with infra-red communications system to the CIA station in the Embassy.

104-10527-10420: CABLE-PLEASE ADVISE LILINK 2 IDEN A HAS AGREED TO FURNISH COVER FOR HOWARD T. ETSINGER IN MEXICO

10/21/63 cable from WH/3/Mexico to Mexico City, slugline LILINK: "Please advise LILINK-2 IDEN A has agreed to furnish cover for Howard T. Etsinger in Mexico. IDEN A is sending a letter to LILINK-2 telling him of their interest in investment possibilities in Mexico on behalf of a client (IDEN B). This letter should arrive by 28 October 1963."

104-10266-10161: SUMMARY OF LICOOKY-1'S ACTIVITIES FROM 1961 THROUGH 1965

12/21/65 dispatch from Chief, Mexico City to Chief, WH: Good summary written by LICOOKY-1/June Cobb on her activities from 1961-1965, ending with her work with the AEM (American Expatriates in Mexico). There is a reference to LILINX taking over her work - from the context it is a reference to LILINK, where Howard Etsinger was the case officer and the former case officer to Cobb.

104-10218-10076: CIA FILE ON LICOOKY-1.

7/15/66 dispatch from Chief, Mexico City to Chief, WH: The LILINK report on the termination of LICOOKY-1/June Cobb.

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY, EXCERPTS

"From December 1963 until August 1964, ETSINGER and REYMANDER spent time establishing and working on their cover business, though no business developed from the efforts of going through the motions of preparing REDACTED...LILINK was under the direction of the deputy chief of station, Alan P. White..."

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