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United States: 1,500 documents on the assassination of JFK published


The American national archives published on Wednesday, December 15 one thousand five hundred documents in connection with the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. It contains police investigations, intimate writings or even private discussions.

The government has not explained whether these sensitive documents could potentially change the public’s perception of this assassination in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Because the death of JFK has often given rise to much debate among the American population.

Historians have said they are delighted with this publication, they who, very often, continue to question the fact that in the light of the Cold War a deranged young man armed with a sniper rifle could be solely responsible. of this assassination which changed the course of American history.

Some documents mention in particular discussions about the killer, who had visited, on several occasions, the Soviet and Cuban embassies nestled in Mexico City. A captured discussion also casts doubt on Cuba’s responsibility for JFK’s death; another reports a phone call between Oswald and the Soviet embassy in which the young man asks for a visa to travel to the Soviet Union, not to mention yet another recorded call where the killer speaks with a KGB officer at the Soviet Embassy in Mexico.

Shortly after JFK’s assassination, Mexican authorities arrested a Cuban embassy employee who was close to Oswald. She explained to investigators that he told her “to be a Communist and admirer of Castro.”

A CIA document called “Secret Eyes Only” traces the various plans developed by the American government to eliminate Fidel Castro, including that of 1960 in particular. Other published documents show that the FBI was investigating very seriously the mafia of the time – notably the godfathers Santo Trafficante Jr and Sam Giancana – because it suspected them to be in connection with the assassination.

Joe Biden said last October that he wanted to publish the documents to inform and advance the work of historians. It’s done. As a reminder, former President Donald Trump had blocked hundreds of publications in 2017 because he believed that this could be “potentially irreversible damage.” “