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Cryptonym: LITALK-1

Definition:
Agent that worked with both DFS officer Fernando Gutierrez and Mexican government official Luis Echavarria.
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10013-10189: STATION UNCLEAR OF PURPOSE SERVED BY PUBLICATION PHOTO OF PERSON NOT EVEN INVOLVED IN THIS CASE

9/24/64 cable from R. L. Easby/Alan White to Director, slugline RYBAT GPFLOOR: "Station unclear as to purpose served by publication photo of person not even involved this case. Since Oswald mother has no copy of photos shown her, see no need publish photo she could not even prove had been shown her. Seems dubious that she would query absence in report of photo shown her several months prior, which doubtful she could identify as same pic in any case. In unlikely event she did query, this would fit into public concept of her shrewishness. If as MEXI prefers to believe of (FBI) she shown spread of cropped photos all of which to appear (in Warren Report), no objection here to publication (of referenced) photo. If this incorrect and sole photo shown her and to be published against MEXI wishes, request exact account of what (FBI) told her...If any indication to Mrs. Oswald that nu (name unidentified) photographed (at) same time as her son in Mexico, not unlikely she would so state to press. In that case, believe all real estate around target, including all three base houses, would get very close attention and possibly some harassment. Local leftist press certain to take up cry. Diplomatic protest could follow, and this could easily trigger fornoff (note: foreign office) inspired police investigation (of) neighborhood which station could not forestall without previously alerting LITEMPO-8 and LITALK-1 and through them a variety of others...Station confident neither HQ nor Warren Commission wish incur above risks. However if impossible suppress publication station wishes forewarn basehouse operators for hostile reactions."

104-10005-10332: CABLE RE RETOUCHING PHOTOS

9/25/64 cable from Mexico City to Director, IMMEDIATE DIR slugline RYBAT GPFLOOR: "...Only remaining hope would appear (to) be to get ASCHAM/Allen Dulles prevail on (Warren) Commission not only retouch background in photos but also retouch face to degree obviously not identifiable with Ruby but also not with actual subject of photo. If neither suppression nor effective alteration possible, station plans evacuate LIMITED, LILYRIC, LICALLA, recent LICOWL installation and LIMESA properties of all gear on phased basis beginning with LIMITED 25 Sept and other 26 and 27 Sept. Scantling and Gerende, who stand (to) be personally compromised in any serious police investigation, being consulted 25 Sept for advise (sic) on best way approach base house keepers with least amount of alarm and greatest reassurance. This will have to be played by ear depending on personality (of) individuals concerned. All will be reassured (of) maximum efforts (to) prevent any official investigation through top level intervention...At first sign (of) official protest station (is) prepared to approach LITEMPO-4 and LITALK-1 on principle that knowledge of coverage preferable there to grass roots level of police...object is to prevent actual arrest (of) any base house keepers or domestics on theory that once in station house and subject(ed to) usual police methods here they would likely tell all they knew or suspected..."

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Michael Clark • Bill Simpich

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