In late 1995, journalist and former HSCA investigator Gaeton Fonzi traveled to Cuba and interviewed Fabian Escalante, the former head of Cuban Counter Intelligence. The interview was part of a planned article for Esquire magazine. Escalante talked with Fonzi for hours about his role protecting Castro, and together they toured a museum devoted to artifacts of assassination plots against the Cuban leader.
The article was never published by Esquire. But, through the generosity of Fonzi’s widow Marie, the Mary Ferrell Foundation is now making it available for the first time. It is entitled “And Why, By the Way, is Fidel Castro Still Alive?: The Inside Story of Cuban Intelligence. You will find the article through the link below.
We were happy to have Marie Fonzi speak at last year’s JFK Lancer conference in Dallas and even happier that she will be returning to present again this November. She has some fascinating insights into what her husband did while working as one of the few experienced investigators to serve Congressional inquiries – as well as his personal thoughts about the people involved and his inside view of the HSCA practices.