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Cryptonym: LIRING-4

Definition:
Chichay Jurado. Worked as a secretary for LIRING-1 in Cuban Embassy in Mexico City in 66-67 period. Wife of LIRING-3, Carlos Jurado.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10266-10138: FOLDER ON LIRING-3.

4/27/66: Following a station lead...Wallace B. Rowton contact with Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Jurado: "Mrs. Chichay Jurado, who is employed by the Cuban Consulate in Mexico City, is the daughter of a Cuban residing in New York City, Rowton visited the Salon de la Plastica Mexicana...where Jurado's painting are on exhibit...Rowton invited Jurado and his wife to dinner...Jurado stated that his wife Chichay was born in Cuba and that they had a three year old daughter..." (at pp. 392-394). 5/6/66: Crypts assigned to Carlos Jurado (LIRING-3) and Miriam Chichay de Jurado (LIRING-4). (p. 395)

104-10266-10138: FOLDER ON LIRING-3.

10/24/66: L-4 is L-3's wife and works as a secretary to LIRING-1 in the Cuban embassy. LIRING-4's father is Chinese and lives in the United States....

104-10175-10025: LIRING-3

4/22/67: "(LIRING-4) confessed that she had many times been jealous of Rowton, feeling that her husband's deeper sentiments and affections were slowly being directed away from her toward Rowton...what made things much worse was that she knew literally nothing of what LIRING-3 was doing for Rowton...shortly before she left the job at the consulate, file cabinets, safes and desks were always locked, whereas before she had access to everything and practically ran the office for Abreu/LIRING-1."

104-10175-10025: LIRING-3

"Jurado's wife, Miriam Chichay, a Chinese-Cuban, worked in the Cuban Embassy until November 1966 for LIRING-1 and LIRING-2..."

104-10067-10260: MR. RICHARD WELCH

6/19/67 IMMEDIATE MEXICO CITY cable from C/WH/7 Paul V. Harwood: "Mr. Richard Welch, REDACTED, traveling on tourist card but carrying diplomatic passport, will arrive Mexico City 19 June...Mr. Welch hand carrying special material for Curtis (Mexico City chief of station Win Scott). Also wishes discuss with station and Rowton proposal for ops use of latter in REDACTED..." Also see 104-10014-10025, which identifies Rowton as "Pers" (Personnel). C/WH/7 Harwood is also seen in this 9/67 memo on DGI modus operandi: 104-10186-10007, http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=17875&relPageId=2&search=%22c/wh/7%22

12/19/01, Chris Mooney, "Back to Church", American Prospect: http://prospect.org/article/back-church

"Following September 11, for example, the American Spectator editor R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., wrote that Church's hearings 'betrayed CIA agents and operations.' This intimation has its roots in Christmas Day, 1975, when Richard Skeffington Welch, the CIA station chief in Greece, was assassinated. Welch's death was instantly used against the Church committee for political gain. Many CIA agents killed in the line of duty are memorialized only by anonymous stars in the lobby of the agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia--but NBC's Today Show covered the airlifting of Welch's body back to the United States, and President Ford attended his funeral with various luminaries. The chief counsel of the Church committee remarked that intelligence defenders 'danced on the grave of Richard Welch in the most cynical way.'...The truth is that Church stuck to his promise to Colby that there would be 'no dismantling and no exposing of agents to danger. No sources will be compromised.' The committee made sure that it received no names of active agents, so that none could be revealed. Colby's successor as CIA director, George H.W. Bush, fully admitted that Welch's death had nothing to do with the investigation. In fact, Welch had been warned not to live in the Athens home that his CIA predecessors had occupied, because it was 'notorious.' And the Greek media had identified him as a CIA officer. Yet when Church ran for re-election in 1980, Republican Senator Jim McClure of Idaho publicly blamed him for Welch's death. Church lost by just over 4,000 votes.

104-10176-10004: LIRING-3

4/16/68 dispatch from Mexico City to C/WH: "LIRING-4 has been so humiliated and angered that she is willing to do literally anything against LIRING. She told Rowton that she would put a time bomb in the building if he asked her to do so. LIRING-4 has already been used unwittingly for MHCREDO purposes."

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