What is the CIA hiding about Orlando Bosch?

Orlando Bosch fled Cuba in the early 1960s and settled in Miami and began working with the CIA. For decades, he used the United States as a base for attacks on Cuban civilians and Cuban government targets.

orlando bosch

Orlando Bosch

Bosch is associated with one of the most infamous acts of terrorism in the Americas. In October 1976 a Cubana airliner was blown out the sky by an bomb hidden in a suitcase; seventy three passengers were killed.

Bosch was arrested in Venezuela in connection with the bombing. After being imprisoned for  nearly four years, Bosch was acquitted along with three co-defendants. The court found that the plane had been brought down by a bomb but that there was insufficient evidence to prove Bosc and his associates were responsible.

(See “Passion for Free Cuba Drove Bosch to Extreme,” by Heather Dewar, Miami Herald.)

Bosch was given safe haven within the United States in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush, the father of 2016 candidate Jeb Bush.

As head of the CIA in 1976, the elder Bush had declined a request from the government of  Costa Rica to extradite Bosch to face charges.

In 2002 the UK Guardian reported, “Most controversially, at the request of Jeb, Mr Bush Sr intervened to release the convicted Cuban terrorist Orlando Bosch from prison and then granted him US residency.”

What do we know now?

The CIA is still keeping secrets about Orlando Bosch.

According to the National Archives online data base, the CIA retains six files on Orlando Bosch that have never been made public. These files contain 606 pages of material, according to the database.

None of these documents have ever seen by the people of Cuba or the United States.

The Bosch documents are just a few of the several thousand long-secret JFK records scheduled to be made made public in October 2017.

Orlando Bosch files

From the National Archives. JFK Assassination Records Database

(H/T Jeff)

9 comments

  1. Arnaldo M. Fernandez says:

    It´s interesting, because Bosch boasted that the CIA left him abandoned to his fate in 1962, and he kept on fighting Castro by his own. The UK Guardian report is also interesting, since Bosch was acquitted in trial by Venezuelan judges, came back to the States, without visa, was arrested and got a final order of deportation. Then President Bush Sr. intervened to overruled it.

  2. Ronnie Wayne says:

    They are hiding the records of one of their employees. Records regarding an employee who porobably was a terrorist, possibly at their behest. And the records of another who gave him political asylum. At the least.

  3. Larry Rivera says:

    Many JFK researchers believe Orlando Bosch was in Dealey Plaza and is known as the notorious “Dark Complected Man” (DCM), who many believe signaled the shooters that JFK was not mortally wounded by holding his fist in the air. He also had a radio transmitter in his back pocket, and he then calmly sat down on the second curb leading up to the knoll with “Umbrella Man”. Dark Complected Man, wearing a beret, a la Che Guevara, was also photographed at Love Field and at Parkland Hospital with a camera slung around his neck.

    • Jack says:

      An interesting assessment, Mr. Rivera. More interesting is this same individual was also photographed at Love Field and Parkland Hospital too. Do you recall the precise time, or at least some semblance of the time he was photographed at Love Field? Just trying to wrap my head around how he managed to get from the airport downtown ahead of presidential limousine.

  4. Jeff says:

    The following links provide further information on Bosch:
    1. Marita Lorenz’s testimony and letters, and

    2. Actions by Jeb Bush regarding his assistance to the Exile cause of Orlando Bosch and family.

    http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/po-arm/id/4447/rec/6

    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1989-06-28/news/8906280418_1_bosch-general-strike-exiles

  5. Ramon F Herrera says:

    Hi Jeff:

    The 6 records that you have shown are just the tip of the iceberg.

    RIF 104-10164-10050
    RIF 104-10164-10054
    RIF 104-10164-10060
    RIF 104-10164-10097
    RIF 104-10164-10099
    RIF 104-10164-10047

    See the actual number of restricted Orlando Bosch records:

    http://patriot.net/~ramon/jfk/Bosch-Postponed-and-Deleted.png

    If anybody has doubts, feel free to retrieve the 64 records:

    http://patriot.net/~ramon/jfk/Orlando-Bosch.xlsx

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