Rolando Masferrer

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Person.png Rolando Masferrer   SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(businessman, “terrorist”, assassin)
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BornRolando Arcadio Masferrer Rojas
July 12, 1918
Holguín, Cuba
DiedOctober 31, 1975 (Age 57)
Miami, United States
Cause of death
car bomb
Member ofOperation 40
Victim ofassassination
Operation 40 member car bombed in Miami a week mafter he published a newspaper editorial arguing that car bombs were a justifiable tactic.

Rolando Masferrer was a member of Operation 40. He tried multiple times to assassinate Fidel Castro.


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


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]


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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]