December 12, 2009

Chapter 29: Exfiltrating

Pawley helps prominent Cuban, Dr. Juan Antonio Rubio Padilla, safely get into the United States. The CIA Director issues a cable saying Fidel Castro is aware of anti-Castro activities in Cuba involving Pawley. In May of 1960, Pawley facilitates discussions between Rubio Padilla, who as a student leader had overthrown a 1930’s Cuban dictator, and Fabio Freyre, a member of a wealthy Cuban family.