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Cryptonym: LITAINT-2

Definition:
Ran a harassment program aimed at the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City during 1962-1963.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
His identity remains unknown.
Sources:

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

LITAINT-2 was 201-275934. This agent was recruited by Hazlett on April 28, 1960, right when his friend LITAINT-1 had defected to the US by crossing into Laredo, Texas. Cuban-born, LITAINT-2 "had lived in Mexico City since 1957 and was a salesman for a television firm when he was contacted by Hazlett. (Due to his friendship with L-1), he knew all of the Cuban diplomats and many of them patronized the store where he worked. Hazlett developed LITAINT-2 for access to Cuban intelligence officers. In 1962, LITAINT-2 was also used to direct a harassment team of lower-level agents (LITAINT 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12). This harassment team developed confusion at the Cuban embassy...By late 1963, the station discontinued these operations because they had come under the eye of the Mexican Security Service and the Cuban Ambassador was protesting loudly that it was the work of the American Ambassador." LITAINT-2 was also close friends with LITAMIL-1.

104-10103-10075: PROGRESS REPORT ON DEFECTION AND RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES

7/10/62: COS Win Scott reports to TFW Chief Bill Harvey that there were 11 defections and recruitments of Cubans in Mexico City since January 1960. Most of them were Cuban embassy employees. LITAINT-2 was running a Cuban embassy operation that had been begun by LITALUS-3.

104-10219-10422: CABLE:LITAINT-2 LEFT MEXI FOR MIAMI VIA GUEST 2 JAN 61

1/5/61 cable from Mexico City to BELL. LITAINT-2 flew from Mexico City to Miami on 1/2/61 to meet AMOT-2, LITAINT-5, LITAMIL-1 and LITAMIL-2. "LITAINT-2 is AMOT-2's intel man Mexi."

104-10219-10433: EXTRACT:COVER COMMENT:LITAINT/2 RPTD 13 OCTOBER THAT

10/21/60: "COVER COMMENT: LITAINT-2 reported 13 October that Gilda and Antonio Montague, Cuban embassy employees, had told him that Manuel MACHADO Llosas (Note: LITAMIL-1) is paying for the printing machine, providing paper, and paying such bills as telephone, etc., at the Cuban embassy."

104-10439-10025: DISPATCH: LEE HARVEY OSWALD

10/6/64: Memo attaching a document that LITAMIL-2 found in the trash during 1/64 that appears to be typed on the same typewriter as Oswald's visa.

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