70. 3/15/1960

“…in the summer of 1960, as a part of [President Dwight D] Eisenhower’s March plan, the CIA began plotting Fidel’s [Castro] assassination. They did it by going through the Mafia. The Mafia had lost everything in Cuba with the revolution. The revolution closed down the casinos, the numbers games. They stopped the drug trade. They took about ten or twelve thousand prostitutes and sent them for training in the textile industry. So the Mafia had nothing left. The CIA went to the Mafia knowing that they had counterrevolutionary contacts on the island from before, and that they stood a lot to gain if they could overthrow the revolution and get a foothold there again.”

Philip Agee, “A Century of War and Bad Faith; Cuba History, and the CIA,” Prevailing Winds Magazine, March 9, 1994, Pages 29-30

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