Foreign Relations: Millions for Tribute?

At Miami's International Airport, a stocky, white-haired man wearily faced newsmen. New York Lawyer James B. Donovan was just back from Havana, but he could offer only the haziest account of his effort to ransom 1,113 Cuban prisoners captured by Castro after the collapse of the Bay of Pigs invasion in April 1961. "The negotiations haven't broken down," said Donovan. "There are simply some points that must be resolved." He had made "concrete offers" to Castro, and "now we must await resolutions"—meaning wait for Castro's next move.

What had he offered Castro?...

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