233. 4/1/1961

”So beginning the first of April [1961] they [Cuban revolutionary government] began rounding up thousands of people all over the island who they thought might just show support for the invasion when it did come. On the very day of the invasion, April 17, they arrested something like 35,000 people in Havana alone and put them on ice for a while. So there was no show of support for the invasion. There was no general uprising, and that was an essential condition for success. It was all over in seventy-hours. Within a couple of days, the Cuban had something like 1,400 prisoners, and negotiations began early on their ransom, reaching into the next year.”

Philip Agee, “A Century of War and Bad Faith; Cuba History, and the CIA,” Prevailing Winds Magazine, March 9, 1994, Pages 27-28

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