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The CIA Offered Big Bucks To Kill Cuban Communists. For Fidel Himself? Just Two Cents

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Miami Herald
Fidel Castro on television in the early days of the Cuban revolution.

How much was the life of a Cuban communist worth in 1962? Depending on their rank within the party and the government, it could be worth up to a million dollars.

But there was one for which the CIA would only pay two cents: Fidel Castro.

The CIA considered giving rewards to those who murdered informants, officers, foreign communists and members of the Cuban government in a plan called “Operation Bounty,” detailed in one of the 2,800 documents declassified Thursday by the National Archives, related to the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald