638 Ways to Kill Castro
What reads like a really inept James Bond novel, of which makes even Mr. Bean as a secret agent assassin seem competent, someone has written a book on past murder attempts, theories and what seems to be urban legends on the US Governments attempts to kill Castro. Some methods seem as insane as the people who thought them up, leaving many open to conjecture and fabrication.
638 WAYS TO KILL CASTRO
Sunday September 30, 2007 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld
Some claim that there are 50 ways to leave your lover, but how many ways are there to kill off a political enemy? According to the former head of Cuban Intelligence, Fabian Escalante, there are no less than 638.
638 Ways To Kill Castro is a political documentary exploring the history of the relationship between the U.S. government and Cuba, told via the countless attempts to kill Fidel Castro. From exploding cigars to femme fatales; a radio station rigged with noxious gas to a poison syringe posing as an innocuous ballpoint pen, those who tried to kill Castro reveal every conceivable method of assassination.
On the trail of Castro's would-be killers, the filmmakers meet a series of extraordinary characters, including two men accused of being terrorists, but living free in America. Orlando Bosch, who many consider to be the greatest terrorist in the northern hemisphere, is found living peacefully in his Miami home, with his adoring family. Antonio Veciana, the Cuban American who got the closest to killing Castro on three occasions, now runs a marine store in Miami. Both men were supported and funded by the United States, and the CIA even sought the help of the Mafia, hoping they would be able to succeed where Bosch and Veciana had failed.
A exciting detective thriller, 638 Ways To Kill Castro is a Silver River production for Britain's Channel 4.