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Capt. Heinrich Lorenz, left, of Norddeutscher Lloyd’s Berlin (ex-Kungsholm of Swedish American Line), proposes a toast to the success of Fidel Castro’s government in Cuba on 15 April 1959. Castro visited the liner after it landed in Havana from New York.

Lorenz’s nineteen-year-old daughter, Marita (not seen in the photo), also met Castro at this time. Marita now says that she and the communist dictator had a torrid love affair, which led to the birth of his love child before she tried to carry out an assassination plot against him.

“Here’s to the tyrant! By the way, El Commandatore, have you met my daughter?”

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