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"This is bad news," Fidel Castro said in serious tones. He repeated himself: "This is bad news." The date was November 22, 1963, and Castro had just heard that one of his staunchest enemies had been gunned down in the streets of Dallas, Texas. John F. Kennedy was dead, and the Cuban leader was extremely worried.
Meanwhile, a European intelligence agent cabled home this message from Havana: "Although it was only the third time I had witnessed a speech by Fidel, I got the impression that on this occasion he was frightened, if not terrified." According to the agent, whose message was monitored in secret by the NSA, Castro was concerned that the assassination might "provide the excuse which up to now was lacking to justify internationally an invasion of Cuba."