Excerpt from The Libertarian Republic
Written by Darnyell Wint
In 1958, Fidel Castro grabbed power in Cuba and has dealt with over 600 assassination attempts on his life. On November 25, 2016, Cuban state television announced his death at 90 years old.
Here’s a list of failed attempts by the CIA to kill him. Former head of the Cuban Secret Service, Fabian Escalante, broke down assassination attempts on Castro by each U.S administration, excluding former President Bush and his predecessor President Obama. He claims “the Eisenhower administration tried to kill Castro 38 times; Kennedy, 42; Johnson, 72; Nixon, 184; Carter, 64; Reagan, 197; Bush Sr., 16; Clinton, 21.” The number of times the CIA tried to kill Castro is still disputed, but there’s no doubt that the CIA was persistent.
Featured Image: Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro during an address in Cuba after Batista was forced to flee. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)