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Cryptonym: LITEMPO-2

Definition:
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, President of Mexico from 1964 to 1970. He was president in 1968 during the famous Tlatelcolco massacre. Diaz Ortiz was part of Mexico City station chief Win Scott's LITEMPO program. Later known as LIRAMA.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

Jefferson Morley, Our Man in Mexico p.308

Morley observes in the endnotes that a review of a Win Scott memo of 11/7/63 (104-10211-10102) states: "As of end of October 1963, it was well-known that LITEMPO-2 would be the PRI candidate (in the 1964 presidential election)." As Diaz Ordaz was the PRI candidate in 1964, Morley states, "therefore, Diaz Ordaz was LITEMPO-2".

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/docid-32392204.pdf

1/23/62: Mexico City chief of station Win Scott created a fake wiretap transcript and sent it to LITEMPO-2. Scott created a variety of other fake documents described in this memo, gave them to the US ambassador to Mexico, and then bragged in writing wrote that he was not telling the ambassador these documents were fake. Scott added that "the Ambassador hopes that this material...will be helpful in convincing Mexico that they should break relations with Cuba."

104-10211-10102: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL REPORT 1-31 OCTOBER 1963

"As of the end of October 1963, it was well-known that LITEMPO-2 would be the PRI candidate."

104-10516-10061: DISPATCH: REQUEST FOR DATA ON TERRORISTS TRANSITING MEXICO

10/25/63 memo from Win Scott: "On the chance that LITEMPO-2's aspirations are fulfilled (and this should be known within two or three weeks), it might be well for (CIA) to have its position worked out in some detail. IIt is the station's belief that Litempo-2 would act in most cases in the manner requested by (CIA), assuming he was able to do so. On the majority of the instances this might amount to simple harassment, police interrogation, "losing" the individual's papers and subsequently expelling him from the country for being without documents, subsequently jailing an individual on trumped up charges for a short period before expelling him, etc. there may be other refinements that could be worked out as we go along."

104-10188-10052 (ASSET) DEVELOPMENT AND PLANS.

"In mid-1964 it became evident that LIRAMA would replace LITENSOR in December 1964. (LIRAMA was then LITEMPO-2 and a clandestine liaison with Willard C. Curtis/Win Scott under the LITEMPO project but was not then knowledgable of the CURTIS/LIELEGANT/LITENSOR relationship in Project LIENVOY. On 10 August 1964 LIRAMA met with Curtis and LIELEGANT and advised them that LITENSOR had briefed him on the LIENVOY project in detail and that it should be continued with the same personnel and the same manner of operation."

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