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Cryptonym: LIMESA

Definition:
Extremely sensitive monitoring operation targeting Soviet Embassy in Mexico City, run by FI/D.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10413-10029: CRYPTS

LIMESA/LIMUST defined collectively as a "Div/D op."

104-10413-10000: OVERVIEW OF MEXICO CITY PHOTO OPS WITH CHRONOLOGY

4/8/60 memo: "LICALLA is used exclusively to identify LIMERICK officials and to support KUTUBE/D requirements in connection with the LIMESA/LIMUST project."

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

"LIMESA: The operations of this project centered around a basehouse...equipped with an electrical apparatus which conducted a technical surveillance of the Soviet Embassy. The basehouse was part of a four-unit complex, collectively known as LIMUST and owned by CIA. It was purchased by Harry T. Mahoney (through LIMOUSINE) in September 1957. The six LIMESA personnel were husband and wife teams who acted as basehouse operators for three of the four units in the complex. The fourth unit (LICALLA) was a photographic surveillance base administered under the LIEMPTY project...This was one of the most important projects of the station and provided highly sensitive information."

104-10068-10002: CABLE (PARTIAL):PER PARA FOUR DIR-52774, OPERATIONS SUSPENDED IN LIMESA AS

9/29/64: Note stating that LIMESA operations suspended and all gear was being removed. Refers to file "ZRERASE/LIMESA" This suspension coincided with the release of the Warren Report, which was going to reveal a portion of the Mexico City activities. Another memo mentions ZRERASE had a "former safehouse" - was that LIMESA? http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=4371&relPageId=3&search=zrerase

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Jerry Ennis • Bill Simpich

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