WHB: MEXICO

Created: 3/1/1974

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WESTERN HEMISPHERE BRIEF

ITEMSAVE BEEN COORDINATES WITH THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE AND DEFENSE.V

EXICO* US VZCE CONSUL JOHN PATTERSON WAS REPORTEDLY KIDNAPED ZN HERM0SOLL0 ON MARCHND IS BEING HELD FORRANSOH BY THE PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY OF MEXICO* ACCORDINGOTE IN PATTERSON'S OWN

//UNLIKE DEMANDS HADE IN PREVIOUS KXDNAPINGS CARRIED OUT FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES BY MEXICAN DISSIDENT GROUPS* THE NOTE CALLED FOR NO PUBLICITY AND DID NOT DEMAND THE RELEASE OF PRISONERS HELD BY THE MEXICAN

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IGHT SCHEDULE FOR PAYMENT OF THE RANSOH--HALP TO BE TURNED OVER TO PATTERSON'S VXFCALES ON SUNDAY HORNING AND THE OTHER HALF* AGAIN BY HIS WIFE* IN MEXICO CITY SUNDAY NIGHT-SUGGESTS THAT THE PERPETRATORS' MAIN INTEREST HAY BE IN OBTAINING THE MONEY.

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AUTHORITIES RECENTLY ARRESTED rour "embers Ofd Of SEPTEMBER COfWUNIST LEAGUE. ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO link YESTERDAY'S KIDNAPING TO THE COHHUNIST LEAGUE'

THE GROUP HAD INTENDED TOsIN nEXICO. ONE Of the FOUR HAD PARTICIPATED in tmeOF US CONSUL GENERAL TERRANCE LEONHARDY IN GUADALAJARA

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