The 26 lives of Fidel Castro: Dodging exploding cigars and booby-trapped seashells

The longtime Communist ruler of Cuba, Fidel Castro, once declared, “If surviving assassination attempts were an olympic event, I would have the gold metal.” After the 1959 Revolution, Cuba’s rebel leader closed the country to free enterprise, drawing the ire of America’s Cold Warriors then combating Soviet influence across the globe. Deciding they could not tolerate the establishment of a Communist state 90 miles off … Continue reading The 26 lives of Fidel Castro: Dodging exploding cigars and booby-trapped seashells