[replaced video Oct. 9, 2020]
jan springveld on Mar 16, 2013
Dollan Cannell’s documentary on the hundreds of alleged plots to assassinate Fidel Castro, and a look at the evolution of Cuban politics.
638 Ways to Kill Castro is a documentary film which tells the story of some of the numerous attempts to kill Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro. The film reveals multiple methods of assassination, from exploding cigars to femme fatales; a radio station rigged with noxious gas to a poison syringe posing as an innocuous ballpoint pen. Fabian Escalante, the former head of Cuban Intelligence, the man who has had the job of protecting Castro for many of the 48 years he’s been in power, alleges that there were over 600 plots and conspiracies known to Cuban agents.