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Cryptonym: ZRAFRAID

Definition:
Congress of still-unidentified group that held their biennial meeting in December 1963 in Mexico City.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
The most likely candidate appears to be the Psychotherapy Congress, attended by Raul Roa. That would resonate with "AFRAID". For info on that Congress, see 104-10075-10410 and 104-10075-10411. Other possibilities are the Latin American Study Seminar or Communist Party of Mexico.
Sources:

104-10062-10227: DOCUMENT LISTINGS

12/13/63, a DTDORIC report on the ZRAFRAID Congress. Haven't found the report yet.

104-10211-10419: DISPATCH: LITERACY SEMINAR

11/19/63 memo (HMMW 12137) from Chief, KUWOLF to Chief of Station, Mexico City re WSACROBAT/ZRAFRAID Literacy Seminar: During the 10th FJHEARSAY (COSEC - the Coordinating Secretariat of the National Union of Students) in Quebec in June 1962, LIQUIFIER-7 (the head of the ZRAFRAID delegation) called for a national seminar on literacy to be approved by FJHEARSAY. HBEPITOME case officers supported it, as it would increase national and international prestige of ZRAFRAID. Approval was obtained. WSACROBAT to implement. Seminar set for Dec 12-22. Another copy can be found at http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=41449#relPageId=2&tab=page

104-10527-10262: CABLE: HAVE NO OBJECTIONS POSTPONING UNTIL JAN IF AND AGREED

11/29/63: No problem delaying seminar if WSACROBAT and ZRAFRAID officers agree. Note that it was delayed until January and they felt still more time was needed: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=109331&relPageId=2

104-10528-10266: CABLE: STATION VIEWS ON GAINING SUPPORT FOR A PROGRAM

11/7/63: Redlich and Rikon are relevant case officers. "Station now at very delicate point re merger between LICOAX and ZRAFRAID and procedure (set out in DIR 80359) would be irritant in smoothly proceeding movement."

104-10529-10186: CABLE: IF DEADLINE ARRIVAL TELEGRAMS OF SUPPORT NOW

11/8/63 cable from C. R. Halliwell to Mexico City and LCPIPIT: "If deadline arrival telegrams of support LICOAX-2 now four days, can he cable student groups in name LICOAX instead of ZRAFRAID asking for desired support? If there still time and station can cable HQS gist local press coverage, HQs ready to take immediate action USNSA (WSCHILD) and COSEC (FJHEARSAY)."

104-10528-10350 CABLE: STATION NOT SANGUINE ABOUT ORGANIZING IN DAYS A SEMINAR SET FOR JANUARY BY AGREEMENT

11/27/63, MEXI-7102: Seminar "set for January at earliest by agreement WSACROBAT LIQUIFIERS 7 and 8." New ZRAFRAID leadership is not ready for rapid coordination for this event. Friemanis' recommendations to WSACROBAT should be after consult with Station.

104-10516-10012 DISPATCH: STATUS REPORT FOR JULY AND AUGUST 1963

July-August 1963 status report: More than 60 artists exhibited their works at the LIEVICT-sponsored show in Mexico City. 1000 copies of the LIEVICT report were distributed. LIQUIFIER, the LIEVICT president, wanted to resign, but he was convinced to remain until the ZRAFRAID biennial meeting in September. (Unknown what ZRAFRAID was.)

104-10098-10387: NATIONAL LITERARY SEMINAR DATES

12/20/63: "C/S comment: ZRAFRAID agreed hold national literary seminar during last two weeks Feb. (illegible) had no objections these dates and WSACROBAT can go ahead with preparations." Another copy at http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=99898#relPageId=101&tab=page

104-10269-10186: DRE: COLLECTION OF REPORTS ON THE JUNE ACTIVITIES OF SEVERAL DRE DELEGATIONS IN LA COUNTRIES

DRE labor group reaches out to CNE (Confederacion Nacional de Estudiantes), PRI youth group. Here is a reference to the PRI youth group: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=30999&relPageId=2 This document also refers to the CNE as well as the FUSA: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=43921&relPageId=2&search=6384_AND%206385

104-10290-10068: CABLE: PLANNING WITH RESPECT TO LATIN AMERICAN STUDY SEMINAR

12/5/63: Discussion of the Latin American Study Seminar and the concern about it being held at an "unfriendly site". Also see 104-10101-10134 (duplicate).

104-10092-10016: PCM FOURTEENTH CONGRESS - MEXICO CITY - 19 - 22 DECEMBER 1963

12/31/63, from Mexico City station to Director: PCM 14th Congress held in Mexico City from Dec. 19-22. Why would HBEPITOME case officers want to "increase national and international prestige of ZRAFRAID", as mentioned in an earlier document? Remains confusing. Note at one point the 14th Congress was set for the first week of October: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=31321#relPageId=2&tab=page

104-10098-10417: PROJECTED COMMUNIST LATIN AMERICAN LABOR UNION CONGRESS IN RIO DE JANEIRO

12/24/63 memo from Mexico City to Director, MEXI 7505 ref MEXI 7506: Intelligence from LIFTER (a source within the Popular Socialist Party in Mexico) stating that the Communist Latin America Labor Union Congress will be held in Rio in late January. Ref 7506 adds that "Leslie Rodrigo Rodriguez Aguilera" of the Cuban CTCR will be going to the Congress and mixing with workers of other countries. http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=28299#relPageId=3&tab=page MEXI 7510 makes it clear that the CUTAL will replace the CTAL, and that Cuba and Chilean workers will lead the new organization. http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=28301#relPageId=2&tab=page The CTAL is also related in some way to the Latin American Democratic Youth Congress of the WFDY (commmunist dominated World Federation of Democratic Youth): http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=116577&relPageId=5&search=wfdy

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