Friday, February 17, 2012

The Miami News, November 14, 1968, "Bosch Names Cuban Power Leader" by Ian Glass

Ernesto, the mysterious head of the secret Cuba Power Organization and the man who took the credit for its bombings, was identified yesterday.

"His name is Pablo Vega," a reluctant Dr. Orlando Bosch said in federal court here.

Bosch said he originally met Ernesto on Aguila Key in the Bahamas two years ago. He described him as about 5-feet, 4-inches, dark, muscular.

He believed Ernesto who, he said, was military chief of Cuban Power, had left the country after the shelling of the Polish liner Polanica Sept. 16. He did not know where he was now.


Bosch also said it was Ernesto that fired the 57 mm recoilless rifle at the Polanica, although it was agreed another of the defendants, Jose Diaz Morejon, would take the blame.


Government attorneys Donald Bierman and Theodore Klein showed earlier that, over the last six months, Morales had been supplying Bosch with phony dynamite supplied by the FBI.

Bosch admitted he had accepted the dynamite, but only to be sent to insurgents in Cuba. He paid $300 for three shipments.


The case is expected to go to the jury late today [or] tomorrow.

Copyright (c) 1968 The Miami News

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