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39th year  -  N° 105                 Sunday, 14 April 2024         Antwerpen		
Here Comes the Ocean
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Friday 4th of March 1960

64 Years Ago



100 Die in La Coubre freighter explosion in Havana, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba.

The 4.310-ton French vessel was carrying 76 tons of Belgian munitions from the port of Antwerpen. Thirty minutes after the first explosion, while hundreds of people were involved in a FAR-organized operation to rescue victims and secure the ship, a second even more powerful explosion occurred, resulting in many further fatalities. At the time of the explosion, Che Guevara was in a meeting in the INRA building nearby. The explosion is often attributed to the CIA who wished to overthrow the new government of Fidel Castro.


More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Coubre_explosion