Most conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy have been disproved. Kennedy was not killed by a gas-powered device caused by aliens and the father of actor Woody Harrelson.
However, speculation about Kennedy’s murder in Dallas on November 22, 1963 continues, with unpublished confidential documents, strange ballistics, and assassin Lee Harvey Oswald (later broadcast live during police detention). Boosted by the allegations (killed in), he said, “Just Patty.”
Some JFK assassination experts, such as former New York Times investigative journalist Philip Shenon, see Mexico as a great place to find answers about potential conspiracies and the people behind them.
More than a month before Kennedy was killed, Oswald boarded a bus from Texas to Mexico City. According to US and Mexican intelligence, he arrived on the morning of Friday, September 27, 1963, and departed very early on Wednesday, October 2, 1963.
Was Oswald a kind of fraudulent James Bond who went south of the border to work with Communists, Cuban Revolutionaries, spies, or just crazy murderers?
I delved into that question while researching a book about conspiracy stories in Mexico, but I think I found something that everyone else has missed. It’s a hole in the story of the very man who started the tenacious conspiracy theory of Oswald’s trip to Mexico.
Communist Mexico City
Mexico was a hotspot for the Cold War in the mid-20th century, a paradise for Soviet asylum seekers, the American left wing fleeing the anti-communist persecution of McCarthyism, and sympathizers for Cuba’s Castro administration. All communist and democracies had embassies in Mexico City, the only place in the Western Hemisphere where these enemies coexisted more or less openly.
According to witnesses of the Cuban and Soviet diplomatic missions, Oswald repeatedly visited the embassy on Fridays and Saturdays. He was desperately seeking visas for those countries, and then Americans were barred from visiting.
It was said that processing such documents would take several months, and Oswald had a fierce debate with Cuban Consul Emilio Azke. Oswald was also forced to cancel the KGB volleyball game on Saturday morning when he swung his weapon at the Soviet Consulate before shedding tears.
These events are well documented by the CIA, which strengthened Mexico’s activities to monitor communist activity in the 1960s and hired and assisted 200 Mexican agents. The Mexico Secret Service, which Mexico recently declassified in 1960s files, also tracked Oswald on September 27 and 28, 1963.
However, the whereabouts of Oswald for the next three and a half days remain unknown.
Conspiracy theory is born
Oswald’s main undocumented time plot in Mexico City brings him into contact with the dangerous Mexicans on the left side of the Cold War.
The story began in March 1967 when Benjamin Luil of the US Consulate in Tampico, a coastal city in Mexico, was buying drinks for a local journalist.
One of them, Óscar Contreras Lartigue, a 28-year-old reporter at El Sol de Tampico, told Ruyle that he met Oswald in 1963 when he was a student in the law department of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Contreras said he belonged to a parent Castro campus group and Oswald asked the group to help him get a Cuban visa. According to Contreras, Oswald spent two days with these students from the National Autonomous University and met again at the Cuban embassy a few days later.
Obviously afraid of his life, Contreras wouldn’t say anything more to Ruil. He himself traveled to Cuba, knew the people of the Castro administration, and said he had blown up a statue of the former Mexican president on the campus of Mexico City. Contreras feared persecution of his political activities.
But Contreras said this wasn’t the first time he shared his story. Contreras told Luile after JFK was shot, he commented to his editor that he had recently met Oswald.
Contreras’s account hinted that a suspicious, previously unknown relationship between Oswald and Communist Cuba had taken place shortly before JFK’s assassination.
His story was “the first solid research lead we have about Oswald’s activities in Mexico,” according to a memo later sent by the CIA headquarters. US government officials needed to make sure Contreras was a reliable source of information.
Three months after Ruyle’s happy hour, a CIA employee from Mexico City went to Tampico and asked Contreras a question. During the six-hour cross-examination, Contreras still refused to go into the details, but Oswald never mentioned the assassination, he said, only repeatedly saying, “I have to go to Cuba.”
In 1978, a researcher named Dan Hardway of the US House of Representatives Assassination Commission went to Mexico to investigate the JFK assassination. He was unable to interview Contreras after several attempts, but influential reports warned that his account should not be rejected.
The New York Times reporter Shenon, who interviewed Oscar Contreras in the 2013 JFK assassination book, also found Contreras credible. Contreras, who he calls a “prominent journalist,” said he was “much more advanced” than an interview with the CIA, “a much broader contact between Oswald of Mexico and Cuban agents.” Insisted.
Dan Hardway, now a West Virginia attorney, still believes in Contreras. After reading Shenon’s book, he reiterated in 2015 that Lee Harvey Oswald could have been part of the wider Cuban intelligence service.
Oscar Contreras died in 2016, so he couldn’t interview himself.
But in my research, the details of his biography caught my attention. A clearly overlooked contradiction that can undermine his entire story.
According to Contreras, he fled the National Autonomous University campus and moved to Tampico around 1964. However, Contreras also told his “editor” about his encounter with Oswald after the assassination of Kennedy in 1963.
University newspapers were not common in Mexico, and Contreras was a law student. So how could he hire an editor in 1963?
I wondered if his home newspaper, El Sol de Tampico, had the answer. A closer look at the archive revealed that the newspaper published a Sunday gossip column called “Crisol” or “Melting Pot” in the early 1960s.
Oscar Contreras became a reporter for “Crisol” on June 6, 1963, and continued to write gossip columns in September and October of that year.
Contreras was 300 miles away in Tampico while Lee Harvey Oswald was in Mexico City. With the glamorous prose and faded issues of the local paper show, he recorded a gorgeous wedding reception in Tampico’s higher society, a quinceañera, and a yacht excursion.
Dark 3 days
I think the Sol de Tampico archive is damaging the credibility of your Conteras account.
The political correspondent may live far away from where his newspaper is published. But for gossip columnists, it’s a waiver of duty.
This revelation puts Oswald’s fall 1963 trip to Mexico into the dark.
There are other conspiracy theories in Oswald, including the Mexican mistress who took him to the Communist and Spy Party.
However, it is likely that Mexico does not have the hidden clues to the assassination of JFK.
Conspiracy theories provide a guarantee of depth and closure, promising that the greatest mystery of the 20th century can be solved. But as we know what Oswald did and didn’t do in Mexico City, he was an unstable and uncoordinated loneliness that couldn’t even handle travel logistics.
The assassination of JFK is a cold case. And in Mexico, only exhausted leads remain.
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JFK Conspiracy Theory Unveiled in Mexico 57 Years After Kennedy’s Assassination
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