Rolando Masferrer

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Person.png Rolando Masferrer   SpartacusRdf-icon.png
(businessman, “terrorist”, assassin)
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Born Rolando Arcadio Masferrer Rojas
July 12, 1918
Holguín, Cuba
Died October 31, 1975 (Age 57)
Miami, United States
Cause of death
car bomb
Member of Operation 40
Victim of assassination

Rolando Masferrer tried multiple times to assassinate Fidel Castro.

Background

He was born into wealth, one of the Masferrers of Holguín, Cuba.

Connections

He was a member of Operation 40 and had links with Alpha 66.[1]

Bay of Pigs

John F. Kennedy, one story goes, "didn’t want Rolando anywhere near" the Bay of Pigs invasion, so he ordered the FBI to detain him to keep him quiet.[2]

Death

Masferrer car bomb.jpg

A week before he was killed by a car bomb in Miami, US, he had written and published a newspaper editorial arguing that car bombs are a justifiable tactic.[2]



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