Rejecting conspiracy theories implicating Cuban leader Fidel Castro, a former militant foe of the Cuban government, said in a newspaper interview last week that his former allies at the CIA were behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
Veciana’s statements are significant because he is known to have worked closely with the CIA for many years fighting the Castro regime. He has also long asserted that he saw a CIA man whom he knew as ‘Maurice Bishop’ in the company of Lee Harvey Oswald in September 1963, two months before Oswald allegedly shot and killed Kennedy.
Veciana’s statements put him in agreement with one of his life-long enemies, Fabian Escalante, retired chief of counterintelligence for the Cuba’s CIA, known as the Diregencia General de Inteligencia, or DGI. Escalante has said the DGI concluded the CIA and Cuban exiles were behind JFK’s assassination.