Lee Harvey Oswald applied in Mexico for
a visa to go to Cuba two months before JFK was assassinated
in Dallas. Initially, Cuban embassy officials turned
him down because Cuba did not grant visas to individual
US citizens. Castro himself explained, after the JFK
assassinations, that they thought Oswald was “crazy.”
Even so, did Cuba ultimately approve Oswald’s visa?
On October 18, 1963, according to its
own records, the Cuban Foreign Ministry in Havana authorized
the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City to issue a transit
visa for Lee Harvey Oswald to enter Cuba. It required
that Oswald also obtain a visa to enter the Soviet Union.