In The CIA’s 1st Plot Against The Castros, Fidel Wasn’t The Target

Cuban leader Fidel Castro (right) and his brother Raúl Castro, the head of the military, at a 1964 event in Santiago, Cuba. New details of the first CIA attempt to kill the Castros — a 1960 plot against Raúl — have recently emerged.

Exploding cigars. Poisoned pens. The CIA had lots of failed plots to kill Cuban leader Fidel Castro. But the first such plan was directed at his brother Raúl, who just retired at age 89.

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