CIA Planned to wipe out former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro: JFK Files

New documents have indicated that the CIA needed to disguise explosives inside a sea shell to wipe out former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. A report was revealed in a classified in 1975 as it pointed out a plan to take down the communist leader. It was considered a part of at least 3 thousand documents regarding the assassination of former U.S President John F. Kennedy. On Thursday, the current U.S President ordered to release this specific information. The CIA has long been rumored to have planned a series of assassination attempts against Castro using exploding cigars or poisoned pills or to putting thallium salt in his shoes. The inner circle of Castro estimated that there were at least 634 attempts to finish his life.

CIA Planned to wipe out former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro: JFK Files

The officially revealed document indicated the schemes that were focused on Castro’s love of skin diving, hoping that he would pick up the beach shell and trigger an explosive. During this period, there were some discussions regarding booby-trapping a spectacular seashell. It would be submerged in an area where Castro often skin dived. The paper has indicated that the CIA plan was to dust the inside of the suit with a fungus producing madera foot (a disabling skin disease) and also contaminating it with tuberculosis bacilli in the breathing apparatus. Castro was eliminated in 1959 by a U.S-backed Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista, but he died due to natural causes at the age 90 in November 2016. Castro managed to withstand numerous American plots, but some never materialized and he was considered as one of the longest-serving leaders in the world.