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What happened to Comrade Bishop, the Grenada prime minister executed during a coup?

Assassination. Cold War. American invasion. In March 1979, a socialist revolution toppled an unpopular dictator on the Caribbean island of Grenada. In came a new prime minister: Maurice Bishop. Four years later, a power struggle began. Bishop and several cabinet members were executed during a coup. Their bodies vanished. Four decades later, questions remain: Why did his government fall? Where are the bodies? Was there some cover-up — perhaps involving the U.S. government? A Washington Post podcast investigates an enduring mystery in its podcast, “The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop.”

Washington Post reporter and podcast host Martine Powers joins host Scott Tong.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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