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Cryptonym: LIOSAGE

Definition:
Carl Migdail, US News and World Report staffer. Friend of David Phillips and Mexico City station chief Win Scott.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

124-90137-10273: No Title

11/8/62 memo from FBI HQ to NY field office: "On 11/2/62 CIA advised by liaison that Bureau might desire to consider the possibilities of developing Mrs. Lechuga as a source, using Oscar Lauderman, her brother, as an intermediary...CIA also noted that Lechuga apparently places considerable trust in his secretary, Ana-Maria Blanco...CIA has also volunteered that Carl Magdail of the "U.S. News and World Report" established a friendly relationship with Lechuga while the latter was in Mexico City and that Migdail will probably make use of this fact while Lechuga is at the United Nations."

104-10128-10248: PHILLIPS, MARIA LOUISE

"Carl Jack Migdail was of operational interest to this Agency in August 1963. Request for investigation and/or name check in August 1963. Migdail was not utilized and case was closed in January 1964." He was C-307795, and linked with the chronological history of David Phillips' daughter Maria.

104-10221-10004: GALAN, VICTOR RICO, 201-336474

4/2/65 cable identifies LIOSAGE-1 as Carl Migdail, staffer for US News & World Report. His bio number appears to be 201-356572.

104-10247-10419: LETTER: AS YOU ARE AWARE, THE GARRISON INVESTIGATION OF THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION HAS PROMPTED A RASH OF SPECTACULAR ALLEGATIONS AND CHARGES

6/14/67 memo from C/WH Thomas Lund/William Broe to Mexico City chief of station "Willard"/Win Scott: It would be unfortunate if LIOSAGE were to learn that we were privy to his information - in particular, what Scott had said to him.

104-10017-10067: NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ON OSWALD WAS ACCURATE.

12/4/63, Michael Choaden/David Phillips reports to Chief of Station Win Scott that Carl Migdail has much information on Oswald in Mexico City that he obtained from the New York Times. Phillips tells him "I don't know" anything on the subject. Migdail says his sources tell him that the Times source was from the file of "Luis Farias".

FBI 44-24016 Ruby HQ File, Section 6

11/27/63: Informative article on Oswald quoting Luis Farias, Mexican press officer for the Ministry of the Interior.

Donna Rich Klapowitz, Cuba's Ties to a Changing World (Boulder Co.; Lynne Reinner, 1993)

Migdail's essay in this book attacks the myth that during the 1960s Mexico defied US policy towards Cuba. Instead, he showed that Mexican government offiicals were deeply suspicious towards Cuba, and that the Mexican government tacitly worked with US officials on Cuba policy, including intelligence gathering and monitoring.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich • Peter Dale Scott

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