Cuba had role in Kennedy killing: documentary

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4 January 2006, BERLIN - Cuba's intelligence services played a role in the 1963 assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, a German documentary to be shown on TV this Friday alleges.

4 January 2006

BERLIN - Cuba's intelligence services played a role in the 1963 assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, a German documentary to be shown on TV this Friday alleges.

The film by journalist Wilfried Huismann says Kennedy's killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, travelled to Mexico City a few weeks before the assassination and met agents from Cuba's G-2 intelligence service.

"Oswald ... did not act on his own but rather was motivated, encouraged and supported by a foreign power: namely Cuba," said Huismann in an interview with the newspaper Die Welt.

Among witnesses quoted in the film are Oscar Marino, a former Cuban spy, and Rolando Cubela who is described as a double-agent sent by the U.S. to murder Cuban leader Fidel Castro but who was also involved in efforts to kill Kennedy.

The film was five years in the making and will be shown on Germany's main ARD public TV station. It was funded by a series of public broadcasters including WDR, SWR, Radio Bremen as well as Japan's NHK.

DPA

Subject: German news

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