Fidel Castro is a Cuban communist and politician who has served as the Prime Minister of Cuba from the years 1959 to 1976 and as the Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed forces from 1959 to 2008. During his administration socialist reforms were implemented in all areas of society, business and trade were nationalized, and the Republic of Cuba transformed into a one-party socialist state.
638 Ways to kill Castro is a documentary film produced by Channel 4 that shows the world the multiple attempts at murdering Fidel Castro. The film exposes the many methods that can be used to assassinate a person of such rank. From rigged radio stations to a poisonous ballpoint pen, we are shown the many creative ways the enemies of Castro has engineered with their attempt to eliminate him once and for all.
With the help of the former head of Cuban Intelligence, Fabian Escalante, we get to have insider access to the information regarding the numerous attempts at Castro’s life. Escalante, being the man in charge for protecting the “red menace” for over 49 years has claimed that there are a total of 600 plots and attempts to assassinate this political figure. Majority of these conspiracies were made from former Cuban exiles who were later trained by the CIA after Fidel Castro was in power.
This film also features an exclusive in-depth investigation on Antonio Veciana, the man who almost killed Castro not only once but three times in the span of 17 years. Insider information regarding the involvement of the CIA, connections to Che Guevara’s execution, and the countless controversies that surround this web of political warfare; 638 Ways to Kill Castro will definitely keep you on the edge of your seats.