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The CIA is preparing to release thousands of files on some of its most controversial Cold War operations, including the bungled 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba and US-orchestrated coups in Guatemala and Iran in the 1950s, Reuter reports from New York. The New York Times quoted unidentified government officials as saying the CIA would open files on every important covert operation it had a role in from 1950 to 1963.