Nation: Those Who Gave

Which U.S. companies contributed to Castro's ransom? And how much?

The Kennedy Administration, which planned and pushed through the whole deal, was not about to name names. But diligent digging—plus the cooperation of many of the companies themselves—produced a list that, including pledges, accounts for most of the $53 million total. In some cases only the value of goods already shipped, rather than the firm's full commitment, is known.


More than $1,000,000.

Merck & Co.,Rahway,N.J.,$2,501,640; Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, $2,342,797;

Upjohn Co., Kalamazoo, Mich., $1,507,040; Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical Co., Morris Plains, N.J., $1,500,000;...

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