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Why Carlos Prío Socarrás?

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Why was the HSCA interested in interviewing Carlos Prío Socarrás, Cuban president before Batista?  Would Prio have had knowledge that would warrant his suicide or murder?

From Spartacus:

"Prio worked as a property developer and businessman in Miami. It was claimed that Prio was involved in the Bay of Pigs operation. It was also suggested that he had information on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He was also linked in testimony with Jack Ruby and Frank Sturgis.  [...]

" Officially Carlos Prio committed suicide, however, in an article, Did the CIA kill Carlos Prio?, David Miller suggested in had been murdered. "

Do we know any more now than we suspected at the time of HSCA?

What attracted HSCA's interest in Prio, or for that matter interest in Chicago hood Charles Nicoletti?  Was it just the Jack Ruby connections?  (Prio, Nicoletti and George DeMohrenschildt are linked as deaths occurring in the same few days, following HSCA subpoenas.) 

Keep in mind that Prio was 74 and perhaps feared scrutiny and botheration.  Or perhaps other considerations prevailed.

Edited by David Andrews

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David,

I've been going thru many of the undated/un-noted links to the 2018 doc release.  I have not gone thru them extensively yet I wonder since Castro and Prio both wanted Battista out while the US Govt/MAFIA wanted him to stay...  there is quite a conflux of competing interests...

FWIW - I found a document that confirms FIDEL had the business card of the KGB's LEONOV many, many years before his successful coup.... this was found when Fidel was arrested in Mexico in June 1956....

5a0b6eaf7bf7e_NikitaKruschevNikolaiLeonovyFidelCastro.jpg.1801a7ed6b0d4b441ef534511c2ba35b.jpg

56-06-25%20%20LEONOV%20BIZ%20CARD%20FOUN

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/docid-32298950.pdf   is from 1952
https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/docid-32328631.pdf   from 1959

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2018/104-10227-10027.pdf 
1. PRIO HAS NOT JOINED AMBUD"
2. KUBARK INTEREST PRIO LIMITED TO INFO RE HUS ACTIVITY MEXICO.   

AMBUD Cuban Revolutionary Council (CRC), Cuban exile organization formed on 22 Mar 1961 under U.S. guidance to unify various exile groups.

AMBUD-1 Jose Miro Cardona, first Prime Minister of Cuba under Castro, who left Cuba and headed the Cuban Revolutionary Council (CRC) exile group.

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2018/104-10220-10107.pdf  AUG 1963

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2018/104-10220-10110.pdf  sEPT 63    PRIO TALKING WITH SOMOZA.. "MAY" BE BASIS FOR hsca INTEREST... ???

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/docid-32310605.pdf 

 

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10220-10105.pdf  SEPT 30 1963  PRIO LOOKING TO OVERTHROW CASTRO WITH SOMOZA AND US HELP

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