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Cryptonym: LIMASK-1

Definition:
Long-time agent in Mexico City. Answered to AMSUPER-1 in the Gyrose Debriefing Unit. Member of AMBUD.
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10171-10106: CABLE: PROBLEM OF ROBERTO DE VARONE BECOMING ACUTE AS INDICATED FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS

"On 28 Sept 1960 Roberto Varona told LIMASK that FRD big plan shaping principally in Miami involving 1500-2000 men including artillery, planes, landing craft to take place in Nov or Dec. Said AMHAWK to take part in the invasion. Said in MEXI that FRD recruiting screening Cubans for training in camp MEXI. Using Maria Alfaro Alvarado, Nicaraguan, and LIMASK set up begin military training small group Cubans MEXI. Camp in Ninca el Panon of Toluca Road property owned by Jose Puebla..."

104-10512-10043: CABLE:MEXI SYMPATHIZES WAVE EFFORTS PARA 3 REF A BUILD AMBUD INTO EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION

1962: Active in the Gyrose Debriefing Unit with LITAINT-7 of AMBUD and LITAMIL-5 of PUC. All of them answer to AMSUPER-1.

104-10276-10068: CABLE: ON 15 JUNE 62

6/16/62: "On 15 June 1962, AMSTET-1 told LIMASK-1 that embassy very upset (about) AMSTOkE-1 defection. Said Ramon Cuenca particularly worried and that Manuel Vega Perez (AMPOON-1) who in charge (of) security also on spot."

104-10102-10223: PROGRESS REPORT ON DEFECTION AND RECRUITMENT ACTIVITY IN LATIN AMERICA

Progress report written in about 1962 by an unknown CIA officer: "The station's best chance of getting worthwhile information from REDACTED in the near future seems to be AMSTET-1, who works in the same REDACTED as AMSTOKE-1 did formerly. While assessments of AMSTET-1 have not yet indicated that a proper pitch can be made to him, he is for all practical purposes already furnishing much information of value to LIMASK-1, a veteran (CIA) agent who is in intimate contact with him."

104-10185-10265: 201 FILE OF PROTECTABLE SOURCE.

8/6/62 memo from Mexico City to Director: "On 5 Aug LIMASK-1 made contact with AMSTET-1 who told him that he returned MEXI with orders (to) take over commercial activities from Ramon Cuenca Montoto. AMSTET-1 expecting Cuenca when LIMASK-1 arrived so meeting short. AMSTET-1 told LIMASK had great deal (to) tell him. Said could not see LIMASK-1 6 Aug as would be with Cuenca all day re transfer authority etc. Next LIMASK-1 meeting 7 Aug."

104-10163-10028: CABLE - ON 31 OCT 62, ELIO PEREZ MORENO, CUBAN, LEFT MEXI FOR HAVA VIA CUBANA.

"On 31 Oct (1962) AMSTET-1 left note for LIMASK-1 saying he was going (to) airport (to) see friend (of) LIMASK-1 off." Elio Perez Moreno was returning to Cuba from Mexico. He had come to Mexico to seek asylum, but he was wrongly suspected to be a Cuban G-2 agent and there were fears that the anti-Castro individuals would kill him.

104-10163-10014: OPERATIONAL CABLE RE RECRUITMENT OF EUSEBIO AZCUE LOPEZ

8/16/63 HMMA-21978 memo from Chief of Station, Mexico City to Chief, SAS: "(A memo) of October 1960 contained a pretty good capsule version of Azcue's usual anti-American remarks. It should be noted that the source of this was LIMASK-1 who dined with Azcue on several occasions and furnished a number of reports on Azcue to the station."

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Peter Dale Scott • Bill Simpich

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