1940-10-04 00:00:00

October 4

David Siqueiros was arrested in a hideout. He did not deny participation in the [May 24] assault [on Trotsky], but he insisted that the Mexican CP had nothing to do with it. He defended himself with a story that he wanted to produce a "psychological shock" in protest against Trotsky's presence in Mexico but that he had not wanted to kill him. He was released on bail and disappeared from Mexico for several years.62 (per CIA)