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Lee Oswald granted Cuba Visa?

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Epstein makes this tantalizing statement at his site:

http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/archived/oswald.htm

On October 18th, Oswald's visa was approved by the Cuban Foreign Ministry (despite the fact that he had not officially received a Soviet visa,as required.

Is there any documentation of this? If so, how was he notified? Epstein doesn't mention any documentation and my email to him came back.

Thanks.

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Epstein makes this tantalizing statement at his site:

http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/archived/oswald.htm

On October 18th, Oswald's visa was approved by the Cuban Foreign Ministry (despite the fact that he had not officially received a Soviet visa,as required.

Is there any documentation of this? If so, how was he notified? Epstein doesn't mention any documentation and my email to him came back.

Thanks.

On October 18 the Cuban embassy in Mexico City approved the visa, and 11 days before the assassination Oswald wrote a letter to the Soviet embassy in Washington, D.C., which said, "Had I been able to reach the Soviet Embassy in Havana as planned, the embassy there would have had time to complete our business."

http://www.aarclibrary.org/publib/jfk/hsca..._Vol8_0181b.htm

http://www.aarclibrary.org/publib/jfk/cia/...10202_0019a.htm

Edited by Denis Pointing

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Thank you, Dennis, this is helpful, yet still puzzling. Has anyone seen this visa? How was Oswald notified that it was available? By letter to the Paynes' address?

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Thank you, Dennis, this is helpful, yet still puzzling. Has anyone seen this visa? How was Oswald notified that it was available? By letter to the Paynes' address?

Yea, and how come all the Castro/Cuban Baiters like Gus Russo and Joe Califano, et al., don't use this as part of their arsenal?

BK

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Thank you, Dennis, this is helpful, yet still puzzling. Has anyone seen this visa? How was Oswald notified that it was available? By letter to the Paynes' address?

Yea, and how come all the Castro/Cuban Baiters like Gus Russo and Joe Califano, et al., don't use this as part of their arsenal?

BK

I agree; this is really curious. Russo does mention it in Brother-In-Arms in the same vague terms. What is going on here? If it exists, why is there no definition?

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Thank you, Dennis, this is helpful, yet still puzzling. Has anyone seen this visa? How was Oswald notified that it was available? By letter to the Paynes' address?

Yea, and how come all the Castro/Cuban Baiters like Gus Russo and Joe Califano, et al., don't use this as part of their arsenal?

BK

I agree; this is really curious. Russo does mention it in Brother-In-Arms in the same vague terms. What is going on here? If it exists, why is there no definition?

NEWSPAPER (WASHINGTON STAR) ARTICLE: CUBA WITHHELD OSWALD VISA

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=2

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The first link below shows a translation of Oswald's application form, if you enlarge the image ( press ctrl an scroll) you can see Oswald gave his permanent address as: 4907 Magazine street, New Orleans, so presumably that's where the Cuban embassy would have notified Oswald, by mail, that his application was successful, which in turn would suggest that someone at that address redirected that letter to Dallas. Do we know who, if indeed anybody, rented that address at that time? It sure wasn't Oswald, as the second link shows Oswald moved out of that address on the 23 September, yet Oswald didn't make out the application till the 27 September!

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...p;relPageId=845

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/russ/testimony/garner_j.htm

Edited by Denis Pointing

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Yea, and how come all the Castro/Cuban Baiters like Gus Russo and Joe Califano, et al., don't use this as part of their arsenal?

It's very briefly mentioned on p. 325 of Brothers in Arms.

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Thank you, Dennis, this is helpful, yet still puzzling. Has anyone seen this visa? How was Oswald notified that it was available? By letter to the Paynes' address?

Yea, and how come all the Castro/Cuban Baiters like Gus Russo and Joe Califano, et al., don't use this as part of their arsenal?

BK

I agree; this is really curious. Russo does mention it in Brother-In-Arms in the same vague terms. What is going on here? If it exists, why is there no definition?

NEWSPAPER (WASHINGTON STAR) ARTICLE: CUBA WITHHELD OSWALD VISA

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=2

Thanks for the link. Of course Cuba was trying to distance itself from LHO after the assassination. Is it possible that the visa was granted and then hushed up because it was so inflammatory?

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As the son of a deceased postal worker, the question comes to my mind: Did Oswald leave a forwarding address with the New Orleans PO? If so, to where was his mail forwarded?

That might answer a question or two.

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As the son of a deceased postal worker, the question comes to my mind: Did Oswald leave a forwarding address with the New Orleans PO? If so, to where was his mail forwarded?

That might answer a question or two.

Very good question. He might have left the Paynes' address.

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Interesting thread from aaj about LHO having Cuban contacts:

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.assassi...5b43981f15a359#

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Interesting thread from aaj about LHO having Cuban contacts:

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.assassi...5b43981f15a359#

Sylvia Duran gave Oswald her phone number so he could give her a ring to check if his Cuban visa had arrived.

She told the WC that he never called. Wonder why?

He did write the the Soviet Embassy in November and request notification "of our Soviet entrance visa's as soon as they come."

http://www.aarclibrary.org/publib/jfk/hsca..._Vol8_0181b.htm

(excellent spelling in this document)

It is interesting how Priscilla McMillan describes Oswald's attitude after his return from Mexico City:

Lee speaking to Marina in the bedroom:

<quote on>

Then he started right in: "Ah, they're such terrible bureaucrats that nothing came of it after all."

... He was especially vociferous about the Cubans -- "the same kind of bureaucrats as in Russia. No point going there. ...

Marina was so delighted that she could scarcely believe her ears. Indeed, Lee's disenchantment with Castro and Cuba was complete.

He never again talked about "Uncle Fidel," nor sang the song "Viva Fidel," as he used to do, nor used the alias "Hidell."

<quote off>

Marina and Lee, p. 471

If this was his attitude, perhaps it is no wonder he didn't call Duran to check up on his Cuban visa, eh? Then again, if he slept with

Duran, he was not likely to call her from home! He surely hadn't lost his enthusiasm for the Soviet entrance visas as indicated by

his letter to the Soviet Embassy in Washington. But, according to Priscilla, Fidel was out of favour with Lee post-Mexico.

Now about that handcuffed fist .......

Regards,

Peter Fokes,

Toronto

Edited by Peter Fokes

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