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The Nation

December 08, 1987

Weldon Kennedy, agent in charge of the FBI's Atlanta office, said negotiators who worked to end the Atlanta federal prison siege were reluctant to ask the help of Cuban-born Auxiliary Bishop Agustin A. Roman of Miami during the 11-day takeover because had that failed, they were out of options. Roman was credited with playing a key role in ending a similar uprising in Louisiana. Officials in Atlanta waited until negotiators for the more than 1,100 Cuban detainees initialed the agreement Thursday before asking Roman to come to Atlanta, Kennedy said.

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