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How the CIA enlisted the Mafia to kill Castro > JFK Facts

How the CIA enlisted the Mafia to kill Castro

Jack Colhoun explains in Salon via Jacobin.

“Why would the CIA turn to gangsters? As CIA Director of Security Sheffield Edwards explained to the FBI: ‘Since the underworld controlled gambling activities under the Batista government it was assumed that this element would still continue to have sources and contacts in Cuba which could be utilized in connection with CIA’s clandestine efforts against the Castro government.’”

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