Marita Lorenz
German who had affair with Fidel Castro
Marita Lorenz
Marita Lorenz is a German woman who had an affair with Fidel Castro in 1959 and in January 1960 was involved in an assassination attempt by the CIA on Castro's life. She later had a child with the Venezuelan former dictator Marcos Pérez Jiménez. In the 1970s she testified regarding the John F. Kennedy assassination, stating that she was involved with a group of anti-Cuban militants including Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the assassination.
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Babies Switched At Birth Reunited With Their Mothers 3 Weeks Later
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It may sound more like the plot of a TV show, but in one Argentine hospital two babies were actually switched at birth. Fortunately, the mothers of the misidentified children realized hospital Sanatorio Argentino had made a mistake not long after the mix-up. The baby girls were reunited with their biological mothers this week, according to local reports. "I spent three weeks with a baby that was not my daughter but I gave her all my love and knew that the other mom would do the same," one of the mothers, Maria Lorena Gerbeno, told Spanish-language broadcaster C5N, according to the Agence France-Presse. As it turns out, Gerbeno had suspected something was amiss since leaving the private maternity clinic after having a C-section in late September. The Argentine lawyer noticed that the baby girl felt a few pounds heavier than her newborn daughter, who weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces after delivery. But the hospital reportedly told her she was mistaken. Gerbeno took the baby home, but s ...
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13.67-Pound Baby Is Spain's Biggest Ever Born Naturally
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A woman has given birth to a 13-pound baby in Spain, the biggest baby ever born naturally in the country. Maxime Marin, a 40-year-old British woman living in Spain with her partner from Colombia, gave birth to baby Maria Lorena Marin Wednesday morning at the Hospital Marina Salud in Denia, the Agence France-Presse reported. Maria was born naturally and weighed in at 6.2 kilograms, or 13.67 pounds. The mother said she knew her baby would be big, "but not that big," according to an announcement of the birth written on Marina Salud's website. Her other children each weighed well over 9 pounds. "I did not even need an epidural," she said. It was a milestone not only for Maxime, but also for the doctors who helped deliver the healthy baby girl. "In my 40-year professional career I have never known of any case of a birth with this weight by natural childbirth," Javier Rius, the head of the hospital's department of obstetrics and gynecology, said. "We are all ve ...
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"Wakacje" w łóżku potwora - Onet.pl
Google News - over 5 years
Dlaczego w tej miała wziąć udział akurat Marita Lorenz? Agencja uznała, że wykorzysta kobietę cierpiącą przez Fidela, bo ta nie będzie mieć skrupułów… Te rachuby wzięły w łeb. Tak jak w kilkuset – o czym niżej – innych przypadkach
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Niepkuhlen: Die Brücke hat viele Freunde - Westdeutsche Zeitung
Google News - over 5 years
Marita Lorenz von der Moerser Landstraße klagt: „Der Zugang zu einer wunderschönen Fauna und Flora wird blockiert. Die Kuhlen sind ein einmaliges Erholungsgebiet mit Tieren wie dem Haubentaucher oder dem Eisvogel.“ Elfriede Wilhelm ist überzeugt,
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TW1 Programmschwerpunkt am 10. August: "85 Jahre Fidel Castro" - APA OTS (Pressemitteilung)
Google News - over 5 years
Im Jahr 1959 lernte die 19-jährige Marita Lorenz den kubanischen Staatschef kennen und wurde von ihm schwanger. Die gebürtige Deutsche verlor das Kind allerdings durch eine erzwungene Abtreibung. Nachdem Fidel Castro sie verließ, wollte die CIA Marita
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Spielen, bewegen und sich begegnen - NOZ - Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung
Google News - over 5 years
Fotos: Christa Bechtel Mit diesen Worten fasste Marita Lorenz-Ruthenberg, 1. Vorsitzende des Vereins Kinderwelten Bad Essen, zusammen, was ihr der erste Geburtstag des Familienparks Bad Essen bedeutet. Nach dem Vorjahreserfolg fand im Park am Sonntag
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Leer es viajar en libertad, ¿o era al revés? - La Opinión de Zamora
Google News - over 5 years
Seguí hacia el occidente, y conversé con Marita Lorenz. Me detuve a ver a don Ernesto, el botarate que nunca soportó el éxito profesional de su tercera esposa, la periodista Martha Gellhorn, sobre la que llegó a decir que «lo que yo quería era una
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Dictator of the Month: Fidel Castro - AllGov
Google News - almost 6 years
CIA PLOTS—Marita Lorenz, Fidel Castro's former translator and lover, was recruited by the CIA in a plot to kill Castro using a pill made from shellfish toxin. At the last moment, however, she could not bring herself to go through with the plan,
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PUBLIC LIVES; A Publisher With a Rock 'n' Roll Heart
NYTimes - over 14 years
THERE are apartments that shout bachelor, because how many wives are going to let you keep a motorcycle in the living room? And so it is at the home of Neil Ortenberg, who cultivates that rock 'n' roll, outlaw, independent publisher thing. Also in the SoHo flat of Mr. Ortenberg, 51, senior vice president of the Avalon Publishing Group: a punching
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BETRAYALS AND OBSESSIONS
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: MIAMI By Joan Didion. 238 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster. $17.95. MIAMI By Joan Didion. 238 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster. $17.95. JOAN DIDION said recently that '' 'Miami,' its title notwithstanding, is mainly about what I think is wrong with Washington.'' To read ''Miami'' is not to read about drug dealers, or about banana-fishing off
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False-Arrest Suit Settled by City
NYTimes - about 36 years
New York City has settled a false-arrest lawsuit by agreeing to pay $2,500 to Frank A. Sturgis, one of the men convicted of the Watergate break-in. The suit grew out of his 1977 arrest in New York on a complaint by Marita Lorenz, who said he had threatened her and had told her not to talk to a committee investigating the assassination of President
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marita Lorenz
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 61
    Her second autobiography Lieber Fidel – Mein Leben, meine Liebe, mein Verrat (ISBN 3471780793) appeared in 2001.
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  • 2000
    Age 60
    She is the subject of a 2000 German documentary film Lieber Fidel - Maritas Geschichte ("Dear Fidel - Marita's Story").
    More Details Hide Details During the filming she traveled to Havana to meet Castro, but he didn't receive her.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1993
    Age 53
    In 1993 she wrote her first autobiography, Marita: One Woman's Extraordinary Tale of Love and Espionage from Castro to Kennedy (ISBN 1560250550), with Ted Schwarz.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1970
    Age 30
    In 1970 she married the manager of an apartment building in New York.
    More Details Hide Details The two worked for the FBI spying on Eastern Bloc UN diplomats living in the building.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1963
    Age 23
    Then she met him again just before the Kennedy assassination in 1963 in the house of Orlando Bosch, with Frank Sturgis, Pedro Luis Díaz Lanz and two other Cubans present.
    More Details Hide Details The men studied Dallas street maps and then left for Dallas in two cars, carrying "rifles and scopes". Lorenz rode along, but claims that at the time she didn't know the purpose of the operation. Lorenz testified about this supposed Kennedy assassination plot before the House Select Committee on Assassinations. Her testimony was carefully investigated by the committee and found to be unreliable. In February, 1985, she testified in a trial involving a suit by E. Howard Hunt against the Liberty Lobby, which had written that Hunt was involved in the Kennedy assassination. Attorney Mark Lane used her testimony in an attempt to prove that Hunt was a JFK assassination conspirator.
  • 1961
    Age 21
    While continuing to work against Castro's Cuba, in 1961 she met the deposed Venezuelan dictator Marcos Pérez Jiménez who lived in the US.
    More Details Hide Details She was to collect money from him to support the anti-Castro fight; the two had a daughter. In an interview with Paul Meskil of the New York Daily News (published on November 3, 1977), she said that she first met Oswald in an Operation 40 training camp in the Florida Everglades.
  • 1960
    Age 20
    Back in Cuba in 1960, she did not deliver the pills but told Castro about the plot, claiming that she still loved him.
    More Details Hide Details She left the island and visited Castro one last time in 1981.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1959
    Age 19
    In 1959, weeks after the Cuban Revolution, she arrived in Havana with her father on board of the MS Berlin.
    More Details Hide Details Fidel Castro and his men visited the ship and the Máximo Líder took a liking in the nineteen-year-old girl. She stayed in Havana, lived with Castro for several months and became pregnant. She underwent an abortion in the 6th month of pregnancy. She claims it was forced on her, while one of Castro's assistants claims that she wanted it. She left the island and joined anti-Castro activists in Florida. Her later testimony named Francisco Fiorini as the CIA agent who recruited her to assassinate Castro, and that this was an alias for Frank Fiorini Sturgis. She received poison pills that she was to put in Castro's food.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Born in 1939.
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