Incident Summary:

12/8/1974: The Latin America Anti-Communist Army (LAACA) claimed credit for bombing a parking lot in Miami, Florida in the United States. There were no casualties a hole was blown into the lot. The incident coincided with the Cuban national day of mourning.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Intersection of SW 7th Street and 19th Avenue

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity
Specific Description parking lot, Miami Florida
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information This is part of a multiple attack with 197412080002 and 197412080004. The bomb detonated around 1:30 AM. A man, identifying himself as Rigo, called The Associated Press and claimed the attack on behalf of the Latin America Anti-Communist Army (LAACA). He claimed that the incident was to mark the death of a Cuban nationalist who died in the struggle to free Cuba from Spanish control in 1896. However, authorities suspected that this incident might have been connected to an extortion campaign in Miami where Cuban businessmen were attacked under the guise of fighting communism.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Latin America Anti-Communist Army (LAACA) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Jon Hall, "Bombs 'Salute' Cuban Martyr; Clues Sought," Miami News, December 9, 1974.
Jon Hall, "Bombings Blamed on 'Extortionists,'" Miami News, December 10, 1974.