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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 10, 1975
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(Studio) Cuban Premier Fidel Castro says 50-80 assassination plots against him in last 15 years Says 12-15 serious. Says CIA behind most serious attempt. Reporter talks to reporter Tom Streithorst, who's in Cuba, by telephone.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Cuba has charged CIA with assassination plots for years; nobody listened until now. Would-be assassin rptdly. still alive. Castro says CIA had different degrees of control in various plots. CIA still gathering information there, but no more plots.
REPORTER: John Chancellor; Tom Streithorst

(Studio) Reporter Streithorst completed report on secret war against Cuba which followed Bay of Pigs incident.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cuba) Film shows April 1961 invasion of Bay of Pigs. Big defeat for Americans John F. Kennedy role noted.
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst

(Miami, Florida) Covert campaign to topple Castro began. Training camps set up in American and Central American Cost $50 million per year Film shows Cuban exile camp in New York in 1963 and other camps. Camp known as Shark Quarium was jumping-off place for commando raids on Cuba. Watergate burglars Bernard Barker and Eugenio Rolando Martinez involved in secret war. Now working on book. Both spent 18 years together on CIA payroll. [MARTINEZ - says whole US government involved in bringing down Cuban government It had to be organized] [BARKER - says worked in counterintelligence and security after Bay of Pigs. Describes duties.] [MARTINEZ - describes his job.] Martinez says everyone closed eyes to illegal CIA acts in campaign against Castro.
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Streithorst, Tom
Duration:
00:07:20

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