by Carlos Alberto Montaner
Once again, a connection between Fidel Castro and President John F. Kennedy’s assassination is on the table.
It’s something that has been said and written endlessly. Lyndon Johnson, Kennedy’s successor, lived and died convinced that Fidel’s beard was behind the trigger pulled by Lee Harvey Oswald. He did not say so after the crime, so as not to be forced to invade Cuba and provoke another face-off with the Soviet Union.
Remember that Kennedy’s assassination occurred a scant 13 months after the Missile Crisis, when the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of World War III.
The latest author to examine that theory is Brian Latell, a historian, Georgetown University professor and former chief of analysts for Latin America at the CIA, who is now retired.
Latell, who makes his assertions in the book Castro’s Secrets, recently published by Macmillan, does…
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