Robert Kennedy Documents Show $150,000 Mafia Plan To Kill Fidel CastroSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 16:51
Robert Kennedy Documents Show $150,000 Mafia Plan To Kill Fidel Castro
Fox News Latino
Published October 12, 2012
Boston, Massachusetts – A CIA document outlining a Mafia-connected plan to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro for $150,000 is among thousands of Robert F. Kennedy documents made public Thursday, just days before the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis.
In the 1964 plan, the mob and "patriotic Cuban exiles" eventually settled on a payment of $100,000 for assassinating Castro, $20,000 for his brother Raúl and $20,000 for revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, plus $2,500 for expenses.
The plan was among some 2,700 pages of Robert Kennedy's documents. The National Archives and Records Administration and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston released the documents, which Kennedy compiled as attorney general from 1961 to 1964, offering a glimpse into Cold War decision-making.