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Pseudonym: Barcenas, Raymond

Definition:
Unknown identity. Raymond L. Barcenas was a CIA Mexico City officer in the 1960's. Barcenas had left the Mexico City station sometime before November 18, 1969.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A dispatch in February of 1967, on the LIONION pulse camera, stated that "to prevent failures of this type in the future, Raymond L. Barcenas is making a small battery charger at a nominal cost that can be floated across the batteries keeping them fully charged."

A dispatch in November, 1969, stated that "Gerende (Ramon Joseph Alvarez Durant) also knows Scantling (Juan Nepomuseno Frias Ramirez), David M. Wilsted, and Raymond L. Barcenas, as well as current Station officers Vincent P. Rizzuto and Bruce H. Fernald (the latter in alias)." This comment implied that Barcenas was not a current Mexico City station officer.

An undated CIA document mentioned Barcenas, along with other CIA Mexico City station officers, including Matthew H. Dingley (Harry T. Mahoney). Mahoney was a former Mexico City station officer.
Sources:

104-10188-10015: ( )AFGHAN SUPPORT.

02/07/67: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WOACRE (Attn: Geoffrey K. Bloxald): (Info: Chief, WH; COS, Withheld (Clement L. Brock): Subject: AQUATIC/LIONION Pulse Camera: ..."3. To prevent failures of this type in the future, Raymond L. Barcenas is making a small battery charger at a nominal cost that can be floated across the batteries keeping them fully charged. We are doing it this way rather than ordering a DC power supply because it is less expensive than a commercial model and will not be bothered by house current interruptions or fluctuations. If however, WOACRE/PB foresees any problems by doing it this way, please inform us...(handwritten: Walter C. Cornbury for) Willard C. Curtis (note: Winston Scott)."

104-10187-10009: CIA FILE (ASSET) PHOTO SURVEILLANCE OP.

11/18/69: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division (Info: Chief, SB Division): Subject: LIEMPTY Progress Report, 1 January - 31 October 1969: ..."5...Gerende (Ramon Joseph Alvarez Durant) also knows Scantling (Juan Nepomuseno Frias Ramirez), David M. Wilsted, and Raymond L. Barcenas, as well as current Station officers Vincent P. Rizzuto and Bruce H. Fernald (the latter in alias). He has also met Andrew E. Pellement, who used an alias. In his 15 years, Gerende has worked in almost every phase of the Station's support activities, and even though in recent years he has been pretty much restricted to LIEMPTY, his knowledge of activities and assets which are still current is considerable..."

104-10079-10391: HANDWRITTEN LIST ENTITLED "ASSETS KNOWN".

Undated CIA document: "June '70 by J. Barry, WH-1...5. Case Officers as NOC: Matthew H. Dingley (note: Harry T. Mahoney), Vincent P. Rizzuto, Bruce H. Fernald aka 'Victor Babin" (?), Andrew E. Pellement alias 'Bill Wells', David H. Wilsted, Raymond L. Barcenas, Andrew R. Doscher - Mike Farmer (T) "

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Gavin McDonald • Bill Simpich

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