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The group was originally formed by Cuban exiles in the early 1960s and was most active in the late 1970s and 1980s. Alpha 66 presented itself as a patriotic organization that wished to undo the betrayal to the revolution that was Fidel Castro’s government. Alpha 66’s founding members included many Cubans who had fought as revolutionaries against the Batista government alongside Fidel Castro and Alpha 66’s anthem directly references Fidel Castro as having betrayed the ideals that the group’s members originally fought for.
A number of Members were veterans of the Bay of Pigs Invasion and served with Brigada 2506.
Brigada 2506 Members being taken as POWs by Castro lead Forces.
Their return to the US and President Kennedy honoring their efforts.
Alpha 66 had multiple founders including Eloy Gutiérrez Menoyo, who had served twenty years in a Cuban prison for counterrevolutionary activities, and Antonio Veciana. Early on, some members of Alpha 66 also partook in the United States-sponsored Volunteer Program, which allowed Cuban exiles to form all-Cuban military units within the United States Army. Additionally, members of Alpha 66 received funding and training from the CIA; however, this support did not last. The CIA found that it had little control over the actions of Alpha 66 and, in many cases, Alpha 66 carried out operations without the CIA’s approval or consultation, leading to the CIA ending its involvement with the group. Despite the lack of government support, Alpha 66 still managed to train its members throughout the everglades of Florida and conducted hits in Cuba.
When the CIA originally supported the organization
The 1980s and early 1990s when they lost CIA support.