Inside Camp Cuba-Nicaragua

A fly-by-night "training site "for counterrevolutionaries

The first press reports made it seem plausible: another Bay of Pigs was in the offing. Amid the forests of the Florida Everglades, where Cuban exiles had plotted to oust Fidel Castro, a new counterrevolutionary army had been born. This time the rebels were Nicaraguan expatriates mobilizing to overthrow their country's quasi-Marxist regime.

For Florida's growing colony of exiles from Central America, the dream was almost too good to be true. As indeed it is. The largest such U.S.-based operation is a fly-by-night encampment run by Jorge Gonzalez, 50, a Cuban exile who is the head of...

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