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Cryptonym: LIMOTOR

Definition:
An "eyes and ears" project using American students at Mexico City universities to observe the operations of the Soviet intelligence service and to determine which American students were Soviet targets.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Of the universities in Mexico City, the UNAM is widely regarded by many as the leading university in the Spanish-speaking world. It goes back to the 16th century, and is referred to as the Harvard of Mexico.
Sources:

104-10098-10186: PROGRESS REPORT JANUARY - JULY 1963

Definition above can be found on this page. The following pages offer descriptions of LIMOTOR agents LIEMBROIL-2, LIMOTOR-14, LIMOTOR-19, and LIMOTOR-22 with brief resumes for each.

104-10414-10407: DISPATCH-LIEMPTY PROJECT RENEWAL

Oliver Scantling (aka ) "handled LIEMBROIL-2 until the return of LIMOTOR-14 in July 1962." "Scantling was used to during the visit of GPIDEAL (JFK...in 1962) as part of the Station's effort in providing maximum protection for the GPIDEAL family." Oliver Scantling’s real name is Juan Nepomuseno Frias Ramirez: List of Names re Kennedy Assassination Investigation, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 9/NARA Record Number: 104-10061-10115. Note the “t” (true) name alongside the “p” (pseudo) name.

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

"The LIMOTOR project provided for an unlimited number of American students at universities in Mexico City...a controlled staff agent enrolled at the University of Mexico School of Foreigners and acted as a spotter of agents in contact with Soviet intelligence officers...the (goal was to study) the targets, personnel and methods of operation of the Soviet intelligence service and to identify American students being developed by the Soviets."

104-10092-10140: OPERATIONAL - FURTHER LIFE OF THE PROJECT

From 8/1/62-7/31/63, the project produced 103 personality reports; 43 from Seymour D. Trinnich alone. During same period, 11 reports on UNAM faculty elections and 11 reports on individual party activities. Also reports on LILISP-C, LIHUFF student group, and LICOAX, though not in the number desired. Next page details LIMOTOR targets: All communist groups, Soviet groups, and non-communist groups "(as a check on our KUWOLF activities)".

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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