[Marxism] Fwd: USAID programme used young Latin Americans to incite Cuba rebellion | World news | theguardian.com

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Aug 4 06:28:34 MDT 2014

An Obama administration programme secretly dispatched young Latin 
Americans to Cuba using the cover of health and civic programs to 
provoke political change, a clandestine operation that put those 
foreigners in danger even after a US contractor was sent to a Cuban jail.

Beginning as early as October 2009, a project overseen by the US Agency 
for International Development (USAID) sent Venezuelan, Costa Rican and 
Peruvian young people to Cuba in hopes of ginning up rebellion. The 
travelers worked undercover, often posing as tourists, and traveled 
around the island scouting for people they could turn into political 


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