Analysis Of The Book ' New Orleans '

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Upon returned to the United States Oswald moves around quite frequently, eventually ending up in New Orleans. This is where the most mysterious and perplexing chapter of his life took place. In 1963, Oswald is employed at the Reily Coffee Company, where he is fired from only months later. He also starts a one-man chapter of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee and began pro-Castro propaganda in New Orleans. Oddly enough, the return address on Oswald’s pro-Castro leaflets was 544 Camp Street, New Orleans. This happened to be the same building where Guy Banister, a former FBI agent, was working to overthrow Castro. A close comrade to Banister was the familiar David Ferrie. Both Banister and Ferrie did investigative work for Carlos Marcello, the mafia chieftain in New Orleans and the prime target of the Kennedys’ war on organized crime. Was Oswald playing a kind of double game in New Orleans? His actions raise important questions about his true attitude toward Cuba and whose side he was really on. In September of 1963, Oswald was seen on a bus heading from Houston to Mexico City, where he tries to defect once more. He plans to fight for Castro and return to Russia. He attempts to obtain a visa to Cuba, and he was told that he could only enter Cuba under a temporary visa, and only in transit to the Soviet Union. Oswald is later informed by KBG officers that it would take several months to obtain a Soviet visa and that without one he would not be able to go to Cuba. When Oswald
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