The Writings of Revilo P Oliver 1908-1994


by Professor Revilo P. Oliver (Liberty Bell, May 1988)

IN Liberty Bell, March 1988, pp. 19-22, Jim Taylor reported the sorry career of a Cuban brother and sister, Néstor and Gladys García, who were hired by our bungling C.I.A. to act as spies in Cuba, and were watched and finally arrested by the Cuban Secret Service. Americans learned about this episode only from Mr. Taylor and this magazine.

On the first of April, Mr. Taylor learned from his private sources that the siblings had been convicted by the Cuban court and sentenced to eight years in prison. Cuba, however, did not try to keep this fact secret. The news was broadcast by Radio Havana, and the Cuban government says it specifically informed the Associated Press, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the television news service of the American Broadcasting System. So far as we have ascertained, no mention of the spies or news of their conviction has appeared in any American publication, and Americans will first learn of the event from Mr. Taylor and this notice in Liberty Bell.

This article originally appeared in Liberty Bell magazine, published monthly by George P. Dietz from September 1973 to February 1999. For reprint information please write to Liberty Bell Publications, Post Office Box 21, Reedy WV 25270 USA.

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