Fabio di Celmo

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Fabio di Celmo (Genoa, 1 June 1965 – Havana, 4 September 1997) was an Italian entrepreneur, murdered in the 1997 explosion of a bomb planted by anti-Castro terrorists in a bar at the Hotel Copacabana.[where?]

At the age of 22, completed his military service and after traveling for some European and American countries, moved to Canada in 1993 and, with his father, he went for the first time in Cuba for a business hotel supplies. Since then he went several times to Cuba and to Havana where he frequented the bar in the residential area of Copacabana Miramar.

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Cuba had entered a period of severe recession, the so-called periodo especial. In the second half of the 1990s the economy in Cuba was beginning to recover thanks to huge investments in tourism. In this context, a series of bombings in 1997 was brought against the most important tourist destinations by some anti-Castro Cuban: the goal was to bring the collapse of Cuba's economy to be able to get the popular support necessary to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro. Among the attacks, September 4, 1997, Salvadoran terrorist Raúl Cruz León, placed a charge of C-4 explosives in the lobby of the Hotel Copacabana.


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