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On October 30 the government announced to the nation that Camilo Cienfuegos had vanished while traveling in his plane from Camagüey to Habana. I still remember my mother telling me about Camilo’s mysterious disappearance a few years later while she was doing laundry. She felt so much pain and anxiety. She just couldn’t let it go. She would look up and shake her head in disbelief and say, “Camilo, Camilo,” while I stood there listening.
The masses threw themselves into the streets in desperation. Church bells rang all over the nation and churches were filled with parishioners praying for his safe return. Cubans of that era—among them, members of my family and many of their friends—believe it was very possible that Camilo also had confronted Fidel in person but had stopped short of resignation and public renouncement. This would have made Fidel want him gone.