Pic above: Guillermo Novo Sampoll, March 1969
The Novo Sampoll brothers were involved in the 1976 car bombing assassination of Allende’s former Foreign Mininster, Orlando Letelier in Washington, DC. His co-worker, Roni Moffit, was killed as well and Moffit’s husband was seriously injured.
Havana. June 24, 2010
In Miami, killer Novo Sampoll swears never to give up violence
GUILLERMO Novo Sampoll, the hired killer whom the CIA used for years to do
its dirty work against Cuba from the United States, and from other areas of
the continent, has sworn that he will never give up violence and terrorism
and will not ask anyone for forgiveness of his crimes.
In an interview given to CubaNews, a specialized bulletin published in
Wheaton, Maryland, Novo – who, along with his brother Ignacio Sampoll,
Gaspar Jiménez Escobedo, Pedro Remón, Dionisio Suárez, Virgilio Paz, Luis
Posada Carriles and others – was one of the bloodiest killers employed by
U.S. intelligence against Cuba, affirmed that he has no remorse of any kind
for what he has done. “I will continue believing that this is the way,” he
Based in Miami, where he benefits from the impunity from prosecution granted
to Cuban-American terrorists by the FBI, openly laments that, in 50 years,
he has not been able to assassinate leaders of the Revolution, something
which he views as a failure.
He regards the “movement” of the so-called dissidents – trained and financed
in Cuba by the CIA via the USAID – as weak. “They are confused… and live
with constant brainwashing and are not exposed to other ideas,” declared the
criminal, who emigrated to the United States from Cuba at the age of 15 and
immediately became part of the CIA network of anti-Cuban terrorist groups.
In 2004, Novo Sampoll was sentenced in Panama for acts of terrorism together
with Posada Carriles, as a result of plotting to blow up an amphitheater
full of students and members of popular organizations meeting there to
listen to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz.
In another part of his interview with journalist Tracey Eaton, the CIA
hitman recalled how his father, a Spanish immigrant representing a U.S.
manufacturer of Max Factor cosmetics, died when the boiler of his neighbor,
who made glue for shoes, accidentally exploded.
Novo Sampoll did not say exactly what his participation was in a whole
string of acts of terrorism, but he did specify what he considers the feats
of his accomplices, who were all trained, instructed and financed by the
Central Intelligence Agency in line with the Plan Cuba ordered by
Eisenhower, the U.S. president during the initial months of the Cuban
He took part in a failed bazooka attack on the UN building in New York with
his brother Ignacio, while Comandante Che Guevara was addressing the
international organization’s General Assembly. Arrested by local police, he
was released on the pretext of not having been advised of his rights.
As the capo of the so-called Cuban Nationalist Movement, he was also
involved in the assassination of former Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando
Letelier in September of 1976 in Washington, and in dozens of criminal acts
throughout the world against Cuban interests.
In the course of the interview, Novo abstained from mentioning his
participation in CIA operations in the Southern Cone, where he acted as a
terrorist and murderer within Plan Condor.
In Argentina, when the military torturers of the sinister Orletti
Automobiles clandestine garage invited their “colleagues” from U.S.
intelligence, the CIA sent in Miami Cubans, among them Novo Sampoll, who was
engaged in the so-called “war through the pathways of the world,” carrying
out attacks and murders in different countries, with his Coordinación de
Organizaciones Revolucionarias (CORU) terrorist organization.
When those same Argentines kidnapped two young Cuban diplomats, Crescencio
Galañega Hernández, aged 26, and Jesús Cejas Arias, aged 22, on August 9,
1976, the FBI and the CIA sent Novo Sampoll to Argentina to interrogate
them, even though he was on parole, together with the Chilean agent Michael
Townley, currently living in exile in Miami.
The two young Cubans disappeared forever. It is said that their bodies were
thrown into the wet cement foundations of a building under construction.
Novo Sampoll was never questioned by legal authorities in the United States
regarding this horrific crime, despite the fact that several members of the
military have repented and testified during the course of official
investigations in Argentina, among them, General Manuel Contreras Sepúlveda,
former head of the Chilean DINA, in a statement to Argentine Judge María
Cervini de Cubría.
The terrorist confided that he is constantly in contact with Posada
Carriles. He believes that Posada should not be tried. “How many Cubans
enter this country illegally and receive political asylum the next day?” he
asked, shamelessly asserting that the octogenarian terrorist had nothing to
do with the mid-flight sabotage of a Cuban passenger plane in 1976, which
caused the death of its 73 passengers and crew.
“He is a happy man,” the thug, now aged 65, asserted.
Novo’s incendiary statements, given in his home in Mafiosi Miami, were made
while five Cubans, who infiltrated Cuban-American terrorist circles, like
the one to which Novo belongs, remain sequestrated in U.S. prisons.