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Pseudonym: Diffendal, Monroe

Definition:
Unknown identity. Monroe B. Diffendal was either Chief of Station (COS), Guatemala, or someone who worked under the COS in December of 1954.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Similarly, Diffendal was either COS, Mexico City, or someone who worked under the COS in September of 1974. In addition, Diffendal was either Chief, SB, or someone who worked under the chief in February of 1968.
Sources:

104-10164-10072: R & R SHEET AND PICTURE OF EDWARD BROWDER JR.

12/07/54: Air dispatch from COS, Guatemala to Chief, WHD: "1. Enclosed are pictures of subject furnished by a member of the Comite de Defensa Nacional Contra el Comunismo to Cyrus E. Burnette. The Comite contact stated that subject is regarded as a 'screw-ball and trouble maker', but no further information was volunteered, and it is not known how subject came to the Comite's attention. 2. Travel lists for the past three months have been checked, with negative results, to see if subject recently entered Guatemala. Monroe B. Diffendal."

104-10178-10154: FOLDER ON POSADA, LUIS CLEMENTE

09/27/67: Cable (Orig: E. Tsikerdanos, Unit: WH/3/V): Page 2: ..."H. Monroe B. Diffendal (P) who currently out of country on TDY trip handled (REDACTION) while latter (REDACTION). When he returns will query him on (REDACTION). HQs recollects one pet gripes case officer was that (REDACTION) passed station info to CIVISTA stating it came from his own (non-existent) agent nets."

104-10173-10135: LOGANOV, VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH.

02/08/68: Dispatch from Chief, SB via Chief, WH to COS, Mexico City: Subject: REDTOP Valentin Sergeyevich Loginov (201-285412): "Enclosed is a finished copy of the SPR on Subject forwarded in draft under Reference dispatch. Monroe B. Diffendal." Originating Officer: (REDACTION), SB/O/WH. Coordinating Officers: (Signature), C/SB/O/WH. (Signature), C/SB/CI/K. Releasing Officer: W. J. Kaufman, C/WH/1.

104-10218-10007: LEONOV, NIKOLAY SERGEYEVICH.

04/30/69: Cable (Diffendal Acting): Slugline REDTOP AEKICK: "1. Please check and retransmit name of Chilean journalist. No traces on Gillermo Ravosl S. Ravosl. 2. File: 58-8-1."

104-10218-10007: LEONOV, NIKOLAY SERGEYEVICH.

05/01/69: Cable (Diffendal Acting): Slugline REDTOP AEKICK: "1. Believe subject Ref A is Guillermo Ravest Santis, political editor PCCH daily 'El Siglo.' 30 April 'El Siglo' reported Ravest in Lima covering IPC situation. 2. Index: Ravest. 3. File: 58-8-1."

104-10174-10140: ( )BLANKET-FORO POLITICO PUBLICATION.

09/10/74: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: VWBLANKET - Foro Politico Publication: "1. Attached is a copy of Foro Politico discussing the CIA in rather general terms but seeming to want to make the point that former President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz had no connection with the CIA as alleged by a former CIA official, whose comments were carried in the Mexican press in July 1974. 2. KDGLACIER-3 was asked about this just after he returned from a week in Guadalajara in connection with recent kidnappings. He said he knew the writer and that he believed Diaz Ordaz himself may have had this written since, to KDGLACIER-3's knowledge, the government did not sponsor this article. 3. The article is signed by Manuel Larenas Velasco and the return address of Apartado Postal 45-479 is in fact registered to a person of the same name at Avenida Cuauhtemoc 877-5, Mexico 12, D.F. Our files show that Manuel Larenas Velasco is a pen name used by 201-0331599. Monroe B. Diffendal."

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