Pseudonym: Pineinch, Joyce H.
9/5/62 Request for Approval or Investigative Action, by WH/3/Mexico S. Prosser: "Subject: Viola June Cobb; LICOOKY-1 (C) formerly AMUPAS-1, Clarinda E. Sharp (alias), Joyce H. Pineinch (P). CI/OA file no. C-83492, 201-278841. Full details of use: To report on Cuban exiles and revolutionaries. Previous Operational Approval for subject was cancelled on 24 February 1961; however, (CIA) has been in continuous contact with her since that time."
10/5/1964 memo by Joyce Pineinch to Mexico City station: "Mexican Communists who had contact with Oswald, as has not appeared with Warren Commission contacts with press. All weekend, Elena Garro Paz, Elena Paz (the daughter) and Deba Garro de Guerrero Galvan sat around recalling details of their having been in a group with Oswald last fall during the days he was in Mexico...Elena and Deba are first cousins of three young Mexicans named Duran: Reuben, Horacio, and Lynn. Horacio is the husband of SYLVIA DURAN, the Mexican girl who was arrested for questioning about Oswald because she had been in touch with him at the Cuban embassy when he went looking for a visa. (She is or was also a ringleader at the Cuban-Mexican Institute on Tokic, I remember.). When Oswald was here last fall the Duran cousins invited the Garro sisters and young Elena Paz to a 'twist party' at the home of Reuben Duran mid-week. A few Communists they knew (Deba is Communist herself, and Elena has been in touch with Communists since she was a young girl and went to Republican Spain with Octavio Paz) and a number of people who struck them as very peculiar at the time, were there. AND OSWALD WAS THERE WITH TWO OTHER BEATNIK LOOKING BOYS, ONE OF WHOM WAS VERY TALL AND ALL THREE OF WHOM THEY REMEMBER QUITE WELL...their cousin said he didn't know who they were, except that Sylvia Duran had brought them...The next day, the Garro sisters and Elenita Paz, the daughter, saw all three boys together on Insurgentes. In other words, they had not left town...As soon as Oswald's picture was printed in the newspapers all three clearly remembered him. And of course the arrest of Sylvia Duran immediately afterward underlined their certainty. They were so sickened (Elena and Elenita) that they broke off their relations with the Durans. However their cousins very nervously looked them up later..." Note says "returned on 21 Apr 65 as L/1 (LICOOKY-1) never regained contact with Elena Garro de Paz."
12/27/65 cable MEXI-5621 from Win Scott to Director: "Elena Garro de Paz, wife of prominent Mexican poet, Mexican ambassador Delhi Octavio Paz Lozano, told Embassy political officer Charles Thomas that she met Lee Harvey Oswald in September 1963 at party at home of Reuben Duran. Oswald was with two Americans...Garro de Paz said she and daughter went (to) Cuban Embassy November 1963 and inside front gate shouted assassin and insults at staff. Shortly afterwards she claims a friend, Manuel Calvillo/LICHANT-1, an official in Gobernacion, escorted her and daughter to obscure hotel and kept them for eight days under pretext they in danger...Many Communists in Mexico believe Kennedy assassination result (of) Communist plot engineered by Fidel Castro. Ruben Duran told Garro de Paz he not Communist and it great mistake to kill Kennedy. Station checking Garro de Paz statements with LIONION/photosurveillance on Cuban Embassy; LICHANT-1/Manuel Calvillo and other sources. Will cable results." Handwritten note, apparently to Alan White, states: "Yours. Please ask Charles Thomas if he'll 'follow up'; see questions from Anne Goodpasture. Please let's discuss. Thanks, Win Scott." Another note, from 9/4/75, during the era of the Church Committee, has the initials appearing to be RGR and may be from Angleton's aide Ray Rocca: "Missed here is the coincidence with the "negro-with-the-hair" described by Alvarado in Nov-Dec 1963."
12/29/65 cable from R. P. Riggs/Anne Goodpasture to Director, re MEXI-5621 above: "Legal attache Mexico interviewed Elena Garro de Paz and daughter Elena Paz Garro Nov 1964 and failed substantiate allegations...Mexi will advise further info obtained.
Circa 1966: Several handwritten notes. The first states "Mr. (Alan) White: LA (Latin American) memo said they checked info MEXI-5621 and found it to be unsubstantiated. Mr. Scott asked me to send this cable. We will try to confirm or dispute Mrs. G d P's (Goodpasture's) info and follow up." The next note states: "Anne G. - See bottom document 50-6-129/3 (note: the 10/5/64 Pineinch memo described above) on this subject. I don't know what the FBI did in Nov 1964, but the Garros have been talking about this for a long time and she is said to be extremely bright." A third note, signed by station chief Win Scott, states: "She is also 'nuts'."