Cuba

When Christopher Columbus landed in Cuba on October 24, 1492 he described it as the “fairest island human eyes have yet beheld.” However, the Spanish had not come for the scenery. When gold was discovered soon afterwards King Ferdinand of Spain sent an army to take control of the island. Led by Chief Hatuey the local Indians put up a brave struggle but the Cubans were soon defeated by the superior weapons of the Spanish. Twenty-five years later, the population of over 1,000,000 Indians had been reduced to only 2,000. Many were murdered, others died of starvation or disease, committed suicide or had died from the consequences of being forced to work long hours in the gold-mines.

The Spanish replaced the Indians with slaves from Africa. When the gold mines were exhausted the Spanish used slaves to produce cash crops, especially sugar and tobacco. There were several slave revolts in Cuba but they were defeated by the descendants of the original Spanish settlers who became known as Creoles. The Creoles were forced to sell their produce for low prices to Spain. They objected to this system and became involved in a war to obtain their independence. By 1898 the Cubans were on the verge of defeating the Spanish when troops from the United States arrived to quell the revolt.

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Doctors Find Differences in Brains of U.S. Diplomats who Alleged Mystery Attacks in Cuba

Doctors Find Differences in Brains of U.S. Diplomats who Alleged Mystery Attacks in Cuba

A group of U.S. government workers potentially exposed to unexplained phenomena in Cuba have less white matter in their brains and less connectivity in the areas that control vision and hearing than similar healthy people, doctors have found. The findings from University of Pennsylvania researchers are the most specific to date about the neurological condition of the U.S. diplomats, spies and their families who reported strange ...
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Eight Journalists Investigated And Fired For Reporting On George Soros

Eight reporters and editors at U.S. tax-funded TV and Radio Marti, which broadcasts in Spanish to communist Cuba, have been fired after a report aired portraying left-wing billionaire George Soros in an unflattering light. The Washington watchdog Judicial Watch explained the firings came at the request of scandal-plagued Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. Menendez, who has been accused of hiring prostitutes and misusing funds ...
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Fidel Castro, the CIA Installed Communist Cuban Puppet Dictator & Drug Smuggler, Dies at age 90

Fidel Castro, the CIA Installed Communist Cuban Puppet Dictator & Drug Smuggler, Dies at age 90

Perhaps the most appropriate obituary for Fidel was written by Carlos Eire, professor of history at Yale. One of the most brutal dictators in modern history has just died. Oddly enough, some will mourn his passing, and many an obituary will praise him. Millions of Cubans who have been waiting impatiently for this moment for more than half a century will simply ponder his crimes and ...
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Pardongate: Bill Clinton, on his Final Day in Office, Pardons 450 Criminals, Including FBI '10 Most Wanted' Billionaire Mark Rich who Bought his Freedom

Pardongate: Bill Clinton, on his Final Day in Office, Pardons 450 Criminals, Including FBI ’10 Most Wanted’ Billionaire Mark Rich who Bought his Freedom

While most presidents grant pardons throughout their terms, Clinton chose to make nearly a third of them on January 20, 2001, his last day in office. This came to be known as Pardongate. While Clinton pardoned a large number (450) of people compared with his immediate predecessor Republican George H. W. Bush, who pardoned only 75, the number of people pardoned by Clinton was comparable to ...
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The US Invasion of Grenada: A CIA Coup

The US Invasion of Grenada: A CIA Coup

The Grenadian leader, Maurice Bishop was deposed and executed on October 19, 1983. Six days later the US invaded, with the proffered reason that the American medical students studying in the Grenada were in danger due the Cuban presence. The CIA installed a new leader supported by the US. The following is from Canadian author Richard Sanders first published in May 2002, prior to the onslaught of ...
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John Stockwell, the Former Chief of Angola's CIA Task Force, Publishes 'In Search of Enemies' - an Exposé of the CIA's Covert Action in Angola

John Stockwell, the Former Chief of Angola’s CIA Task Force, Publishes ‘In Search of Enemies’ – an Exposé of the CIA’s Covert Action in Angola

According to Bob Baer, writing in the Pacific Free Press: What Stockwell had seen as an operative in Africa and across the Third World was a CIA that was purely interventionist – not gathering intelligence, but brutally machinating, vicious, a secret weapon of US presidents and White House policymakers to battle the Soviets for world control. CIA paramilitary operations through proxy forces – the funding of ...
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Cuba Air Flight 455 Bomb Attack Kills All 73 Passengers. Mastermind Luis Posada Carriles Escapes Prison and Ends up Working for the CIA within a Few Weeks

Cuba Air Flight 455 Bomb Attack Kills All 73 Passengers. Mastermind Luis Posada Carriles Escapes Prison and Ends up Working for the CIA within a Few Weeks

It was a peaceful Wednesday afternoon in Barbados 35 years ago.  Dalton Guiller had just finished a round of waterskiing and was refueling his boat on shore when a roar in the sky startled him.  A low-flying and apparently damaged airliner was fast approaching from the west toward the beach.  “It didn’t look right.  It was too low.  I then saw the plane rise slightly, bank ...
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The House Select Committee on Assassinations is Established to Re-Investigate the JFK, MLK, and Robert Kennedy Assassinations

The House Select Committee on Assassinations is Established to Re-Investigate the JFK, MLK, and Robert Kennedy Assassinations

The US House Select Committee on Assassinations (HCSA) was a followup to the Hart-Schweiker and Church Committee hearings that had revealed CIA "ties" to assassinations. It was established in September 1976 to investigate the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. It was given twelve months (later extended to sixteen) and hired 150 staff to complete its work. Many honest members of the ...
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'Inside the Company: CIA Diary' is Published by CIA Defector, Phillip Agee, to Inform the Public About what the CIA was Secretly Doing on Behalf of the American People

‘Inside the Company: CIA Diary’ is Published by CIA Defector, Phillip Agee, to Inform the Public About what the CIA was Secretly Doing on Behalf of the American People

Philip Agee worked as a case officer for the United States Central Intelligence Agency from 1957 to 1968. In 1975 he published a book about covert operations in Latin America entitled Inside the Company: CIA Diary in order to inform the public about what the U.S. government was secretly doing on behalf of the American people. "When I was writing my first book, I concluded in ...
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The Watergate Break-In: A CIA Coup to Overthrow US President Richard Nixon

The Watergate Break-In: A CIA Coup to Overthrow US President Richard Nixon

On June 17, 1972, a group of burglars, carrying electronic surveillance equipment, was arrested inside the Democratic National Committee offices at 2650 Virginia Avenue, NW, in Washington, D.C., the Watergate building complex. The men were quickly identified as having ties to the Nixon reelection campaign and to the White House. Though at the time the incident got little attention, it would snowball into one of the ...
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