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October 16, 2012 11:10 am

Fidel Castro Hired Nazis to Train his Army

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President of Cuba Fidel Castro in 1967.

The Daily Beast  – Fidel Castro recruited former members of the Nazi Waffen SS to train his troops at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, declassified German intelligence files show.

The communist leader also sought to buy weapons from arms dealers connected with Germany’s extreme right, showing the extent to which he was prepared to collaborate with his ideological enemies to prevent a U.S. invasion on the Caribbean isle.

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