Fidel Castro: Dodging exploding seashells, poison pens and ex-lovers

Fidel Castro: Dodging exploding seashells, poison pens and ex-lovers
 

The exploding cigar plot to assassinate Fidel Castro is well known - but what about the other reported 637 plots against his life?
The outlandish projects included exploding seashells, a poisoned diving suit and poison pills hidden in face cream, according to a former bodyguard who wrote a book on the subject and a TV documentary.
The CIA and US-based Cuban exiles spent nearly half a century conspiring to do away with a leader whose country had the same effect on the US as "the full moon has on werewolves", according to former US Havana diplomat Wayne Smith.
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27 November 2016 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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