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Organization of American States / Cuba / Secret War / Castro #483955

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 24, 1975
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(Studio) Organization of American States may end economy and diplomatic blockade of Cuba next week
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cuba) 2nd phase of secret war against Fidel Castro began in 1962.
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst

(Miami, Florida) President John F. Kennedy welcomes Bay of Pigs veterans back at Orange Bowl in 1962. [KENNEDY - says people want Cuba to be free again.] US paid $50 million to Castro to free Cuban exiles. CIA provided money, supplies and training to fight communism in Cuba. Campaign based in Central American Commander of movement of revolutionary cooperation, Manuel Artime, depended on CIA support, but little CIA control. His administration contact was Robert Kennedy.
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst

(No location given) [ARTIME - says Kennedy administration supported liberation of Cuba. Got every kind of assistance. Could have liberated Cuba if John Kennedy had lived. Operation completely canceled when Pres, Johnson removed Robert Kennedy from government Nothing done against Castro when Nixon took power.]
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst

(No location given) Bay of Pigs veterans provided manpower pool for CIA after secret war ended. They fought in wars in Bolivia and Congo.
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst

Chancellor, John;
Streithorst, Tom

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