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Pseudonym: Laffitte, Raymond

Definition:
Manuel Aragon. Two cables on October 30, 1963, stated that Raymond N. Laffitte was an alias for Manuel Aragon.
Category:
alias
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Aragon originated both cables from Director and his unit was CA/B5. The slugs DTDORIC (indicator for covert action to be used in book distribution programs directed at intellectuals in communist and socialist countries) and HBEPITOME (probabaly the Officers Foundation for Youth and Student Affairs) were also included.

The first cable stated that IDEN A telephoned Raymond N. Laffitte (IDEN B) to request a meeting in Mexico with CIA contract agent Eugene B. Telegades (IDEN C), and CIA staff employee Laffitte to discuss the current youth student situation in Central America. IDEN A knew Laffitte and Telegades through their past and present youth and student activities. Telegades and Laffitte would arrive in Mexico on the evening of October 30th, and would return to the U.S. on the afternoon of October 31st. Telegades and Laffitte would stay at the Del Prado Hotel.

In the identities cable, IDEN B was Manuel Aragon, described as "previously active Latin American youth and students events presently self employed as professional consultant in Washington." IDEN A was Fernando Andre, and IDEN C was Robert Kiley, with IDEN A described as being a Guatemala youth leader. IDEN C was a past president of United States national student association (USNSA), and was "presently carrying on advanced research in Washington."
Sources:

104-10100-10315: YOUTH AND STUDENT SITUATION IN CENTRAL AMERICA

10/30/63: Cable from Director to Mexico City (Orig: Manuel Aragon, CA/B5): Slugline DTDORIC HBEPITOME: CITE DIR 79232: "1. IDEN A telephoned Raymond N. Laffitte (IDEN B) recently to request meeting in MEXI with KUBARK (CIA) contract agent Eugene B. Telegades (IDEN C) and KUBARK staff employee Laffitte to discuss current youth student situation Central America which he regards as critical. IDEN A knows Laffitte and Telegades through their past and present youth and student activities. 2. Telegades and Laffitte will arrive MEXI on evening Oct 30 and will return to PBPRIME (U.S.) on afternoon Oct 31. Full reports on the talks with IDEN A will be forwarded to appropriate field stations. 3. Telegades and Laffitte will stay Del Prado Hotel and do not plan to contact anyone other than IDEN A while in MEXI."

104-10100-10316: IDEN CABLE FOR DIRECTOR 79232

10/30/63: Cable from Director to Mexico City (Orig: Manuel Aragon, CA/B5): Slugline DTDORIC HBEPITOME: CITE DIR 79233: REF: DIR 79232: "IDENTITIES: A. Fernando Andrade, GUAT youth leader. B. Manuel Aragon, previously active Latin American youth and students events presently self employed as professional consultant in Washington. C. Robert Kiley, past president United States national student association (USNSA) presently carrying on advanced research in Washington."

104-10101-10179: CABLE:LIQUIFER/7 LETTER - REQUEST MEETING TO DISCUSS

12/11/63 DIR 88294, memo from HQ to Mexico City, info to PALP, about LIQUIFER-7. He wants to meet with the Officers Foundation for Youth and Student Affairs (FYSA) and the Institute for International Student Affairs (IIYA). He wants to meet with CIA officer Raymond Laffitte to discuss future work among professionals and students, but Laffitte's travel makes that impossible. LIQUIFIER-7 has told Laffitte he is interested in the presidency of CMDJ which he will try to revitalize.

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald • Bill Simpich

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