“SEP 4, 1959: [United States] Ambassador [Philip Wilson] Bonsal meets with Fidel Castro in Cuba. The Ambassador expresses, ‘our serious concern at the treatment being given American private interests in Cuba both agriculture and utilities.’ Castro responds saying he ‘admires Americans, especially tourists, for whom he is planning great things.’”

“The Bay of Pigs Invasion/Playa Giron: A Chronology of Events,” The National Security Archive, NSArchive2.gwu.edu