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Cryptonym: LIMOTOR-19

Definition:
Female CIA agent or asset. Known as Barbara C. Hufig, probably a pseudonym. LIMOTOR-19 was a highly productive source for the CIA in Mexico City in the 1960's.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
LIMOTOR-19 was part of the LIMOTOR Project - 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.
Sources:

104-10529-10169: CABLE: REQUEST APPROVAL LCFLUTTER PLAN

10/07/63, Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline FJDUST: "Request KUSODA approval LCFLUTTER LIMOTOR-19. Plan LCFLUTTER for 11 Oct 63."

104-10529-10294: CABLE: HDQS APPROVAL GRATED FOR LCFLUTTER

10/08/63, Cable from Director to Mexico City: "REF: MEXI 6416 (IN 34834)* "HDQs approval granted for LCFLUTTER LIMOTOR-19. WH Comment: *Request approval LCFLUTTER LIMOTOR-19."

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

10/30/63, Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: Page 3: "6. At the beginning of the period under review, the LIMOTOR stable consisted of the following assets: LIMOTOR-14 (who maintained contacted with LIEMBROIL-2 and LIKAYAK-6; the latter served as a contact to LIEMBROIL's 3 and 4). LIMOTOR-19. LIMOTOR-22. 7. As a matter of operational background, Seymour D. Trinnich was known to LIMOTOR's 14, 19, and 22 under his true name. They also knew his home telephone number which was used for communications from them to him. LIMOTOR-14 was unaware of the existence of LIMOTOR's 19 and 22...Although LIMOTOR's 19 and 22 knew each other slightly socially, they were unaware of each others clandestine relationship with Trinnich. LIMOTOR-19 knew Phineas F. Slinkard through their close cooperation on the (REDACTION) CHICK (REDACTION) KNAVE operation (under true name). LIMOTOR-19 also knew Ousler under true first name..." Page 4: ...."C. LIMOTOR-19. This agent continues to concentrate on possible leads to present or future members of the Mexican equivalent of ODACID (see Project Renewal, VI. PLANS, B). Also during the period under review she did yeoman service in the (REDACTION) CHICK (REDACTION) KNAVE case (see also paragraph 3d (2) of HMMA-22370, dated 24 October 1963). In the first category she has already completed preliminary write-ups on ten of the 29 students of the school in question. She is one of the finest elicitors of information we have seen and continues to do a fine job, whatever her assignment might be. Incidentally she is on the executive board of the (REDACTION) group, a strange constellation of students, and visitors including diplomats. LIMOTOR-19 is the regular source of the Station's list of School for Foreigners students..."

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

10/30/63, Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: Page 5: ..."PRODUCTION: 10. During the period January - June 1963, 225 raw reports were produced by the LIMOTOR assets. Of these, 38 originated with Seymour D. Trinnich; 3 with LIMOTOR-14; 33 with LIEMBROIL-2 (although several of these contained several topics); 75 with LIMOTOR-19; and 76 with LIMOTOR-22. These figures may be further analyzed as follows:..LIMOTOR-19: Personalities 24*. Colegio de Mexico (including leads) 16. Lecture Series 6. Political Groups UMAN 6. (REDACTION) CHICK 5. Robert Cuba Jones Group 5. CNE Clubs 4. LITALON-3 3. Center of Latin American Studies 2. Maria Gustawa Sten 1. CNE (D) 1. Miscellaneous 2. Total: 75. *In addition LIMOTOR-19 produced three lists of School for Foreigners Students for February, April and July 1963..." Page 7: "SECURITY: 14. Since early 1963 plans were made for the eventual appearance of an LCFLUTTER team from Headquarters. Based on earlier correspondence, LIMOTOR-22 was a prime candidate, and both LIMOTOR's 19 and 22 were included in further planning for the LCFLUTTER visit...ADMINISTRATIVE: 16. Effective 1 July 1963 LIMOTOR-19's salary was increased to 4,360 pesos per month (less U.S. tax deductions). No other salary increase are contemplated. 17. All LIMOTOR production (raw reports cited under PRODUCTION above) is routed to COS and DCOS plus the interested Station officers..."

104-10098-10110: DISPATCH: LIMOTOR/19 - LCFLUTTER INTERVIEW

11/4/63 dispatch from Chief, WH Station to Chief, Mexico City station, Subject: LIMOTOR-19: "Attached is a copy of the LCFLUTTER interview of LIMOTOR-19. No interview is attached. A partial list of the polygraphs (aka flutters) with no interviews: This process began early October 63 after Oswald's visit...photosurveillance - Gerende; Scantling; Gallego/LIFEUD-22; LIPSTICK-19; physical surveillance - LIEMBRACE-2; LIEMBRACE-3; LIEMBRACE-4; LIEMBRACE-5; LIEMBRACE-9; , the intelligence operation at the university - LIMOTOR-14; LIMOTOR-19; LIMOTOR-22 (and see this); Monterrey - LIVALVE-1; follow-up; Staff D operation - LIMUST-7; LIMUST-8; travel operation - LIFIRE-4; LIFIRE-5.

104-10175-10402: DISPATCH: TAXES

10/04/65, Dispatch: Names at top of page: "Cecil B. Arliss, Rita N. Blazek, Barbara C. Hufig, LIFEUD/19, LIHUFF/1, Joyce H. Pineinch (Viola June Cobb/LICOOKY-2), John R. Sandamanie, Philip K. Tessarolo, Edward G. Tichborn, Carol K. Zinsmeister."

104-10175-10399: CABLE: 1964 COVERT TAX RETURN FOR BENADUM, LIMOTOR 19

12/08/65, Cable from Mexico City to Director: "1. 1964 covert tax returns for Benadum, LIMOTOR-19 (Barbara C. Hufig), Pineinch, Sandamanie being sent by HMMT 6818 in 10 Dec pouch. Not produced earlier as overlooked in Station admin files. 2. Return for Cazazzus sent HMMT 5399 Apr 23 (joint with Douglas J. Feinglass). Return for LIFEUD-30, now Rita N. Blazik, sent HMMT 5908, 28 Oct 65. 3. LIHUFF-1 submitted return through overt channels; signed copy being pouched HQs. 4. Will report on Tichborn separately."

104-10218-10047: DISPATCH: LIRANCH PROGRESS REPORT: 1 JANUARY - 31 MARCH 1966

05/04/66, Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: Page 2: "3. The following activities have been funded out of this project over the reporting period: a. Continuing Expenses:...LIMOTOR-19 operational expenses. (HMMA-28457, 9 March 1966, wrote L-19 into this project. When it is approved, we will also back $4,200 out of the new LIRANCH renewal request. The LIOGLE project provides sufficient operational expense money to cover her modest demands). $69.50..."

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