The story of Win Scott’s incredible career touches on the founding of the CIA, the unmasking of Soviet spy Kim Philby, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the reality of U.S.- Mexico relations.
For anybody interested in these subjects, “Our Man in Mexico” makes at least four claims of historic interest.
The book reveals that:
} A group of CIA officers may have been running an authorized intelligence operation involving Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico six weeks before Oswald allegedly shot and killed President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963. The key piece of evidence is a CIA cable about Oswald sent to Win Scott on October 10, 1963.
The Oswald cable is discussed in detail in Chapter 15, "Out of the Loop"
} Two presidents of Mexico were paid CIA agents. They were Adolfo Lopez Mateos (1958-1964) and Gustavo Diaz Ordaz (1964-1970). A variety of declassified records proves the point.
Win Scott's friendship with Lopez Mateos and Diaz Ordaz is detailed in Chapter 7, "The American Proconsul."
} A top
secret CIA study shows that Mexico secretly aided the abortive CIA-backed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. At the time, Mexico was publicly supporting Fidel Castro whom the U.S. forces sought to overthrow. This allegation made headlines in Mexico in January 2008.
Mexico's secret collaboration with the CIA against Castro's Cuba is explored in Chapter 8, "AMCIGAR"
} British intelligence officer/Soviet spy Kim Philby befriended Win Scott in 1946 as part of his long-term plan to penetrate the American CIA. The key evidence here is Win Scott’s pocket calendar.
The story of Win Scott's relationship with Kim Philby is told in Chapter 3, "His Friend Philby"