5 most incredible attempts to kill Fidel Castro

by Joshua Crane

Apr 27, 2018

5 most incredible attempts to kill Fidel Castro

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According to the book "The Secret Life of Fidel Castro", which was written by his guard Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, the Comandante, since 1959 about 600 survived assassination attempts. Surprisingly, none of them has caused the Cuban leader not any moral and physical harm. Today we remember the most incredible efforts to Liberty Island leader's murder.

Poisoned cigars

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Smoking is known to kill. But this addiction could take the life of Fidel with a very different way. As says head of the Cuban secret service Fabian Escalante, during a Castro speech at the UN in 1960, his service found botulinum-poisoned cigar Cohiba, which lay quietly on a table next to the Comandante. This toxin was so strong that hitting the lip was able to kill a person in minutes. Source of occurrence cigar "with surprise" remained unknown.

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