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Juan Manuel Fangio: A Racing Great

It was February 23, 1958. Juan Manuel Fangio, one of the world’s biggest racing stars, was kidnapped by two gunmen, from the 26th of July Movement, at the Lincoln Hotel in Havana, Cuba. By kidnapping one of the biggest racing stars, they would bring attention to themselves and their cause: to overthrow the dictatorship of Cuba’s then-president Fulgencio Batista, by the orders of the group leader Fidel Castro….