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Mob involved in attempts to assassinate Castro

November 29, 2016

This is the second of three blogs on the death of Fidel Castro. Part one looks at the harsh blow Castro dealt the American Mob when he seized control in 1959. Part three examines the effect of Castro’s revolution on Las Vegas. The death of Fidel Castro has generated historical reflections on many facets of his life. The Cuban dictator was loved by some, reviled by many and embroiled in a few of the most pivotal events of the 20th century. It’s perhaps little wonder that he was the target of more than 600 assassination attempts, according to former Cuban intelligence director ...

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Castro revolution had major effect on Las Vegas

This is the third of three blogs on the death of Fidel Castro. Part one looks at the harsh blow Castro dealt…

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Fidel Castro derailed Mob’s plans in Cuba

This is the first of three blogs on the death of Fidel Castro. Part two looks at Mob ties to…

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Journalist tracks history of New York Mafia

In the summer of 1963, Joseph Valachi, longtime Mafia soldier involved in more than a score of gangland killings for…

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Howard Hughes and nuclear testing

When the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes arrived in Las Vegas 50 years ago this month and took up residence on…

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In the 1920s, American women were Ready to Roar

In popular culture, representations of the 1920s “flapper” present a misleading image of an over-sexualized and rebellious woman breaking away…

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Al Capone gun on display at Mob Museum

A .38-caliber revolver believed to have been seized from Al Capone during a 1928 arrest in Miami is now on…

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What Moe Dalitz didn’t say to Kefauver

“Well, I didn’t inherit any money, Senator. … If you hadn’t have drunk it, I wouldn’t have bootlegged it.” Many…

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