CIA Refuses to Reveal Bay of Pigs Secrets

EspañolA key document that tells the story of what happened in Cuba in April 1961 has caused controversy, as it contains details of the involvement of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the Bay of Pigs invasion, whose purpose was to overthrow the Castro regime.

In 2011, the National Security Archive requested access to volume No. 5 of The Official History of Operation Bay of Pigs written by Jack Pfeiffer, official historian of the CIA. The intelligence agency, however, has refused to disclose this information, and on May 20 an appeals court in the District of Columbia ruled that it has the right to do so.

The CIA claims that the revelation could mislead the public. On the other hand, the Archive believes the decision to keep everything secret may be related to evidence in the document showing that President Dwight Eisenhower was aware of the shipment of Soviet nuclear missiles to Cuba, as well as the CIA’s attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro with the assistance of the mafia.

To appeal the ruling, the National Security Archive has the option to either take their case to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals or the US Supreme Court.

Source: Diario Las Americas.

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