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Tue Aug 5, 2014, 09:05 AM

Holy Bay of Pigs, Batman! South American youths sent to provoke rebellion in Cuba

A covert U.S. government project sent young people from Latin America to attempt to incite a political rebellion in communist Cuba, an Associated Press investigation has revealed.

The initiative, which echoes the “Bay of Pigs” attempt in 1962 to overthrow the communist regime of Fidel Castro by force, was instigated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and contractor Creative Associates International, which sent around a dozen young adults from Peru, Venezuela and Costa Rica to Cuba, where their job was to search for sympathetic Cubans to convert into pro-U.S. political activists.

MORE HERE: http://wonkynewsnerd.com/south-american-youths-sent-provoke-cuban-rebellion/


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Reply Holy Bay of Pigs, Batman! South American youths sent to provoke rebellion in Cuba (Original post)
LuckyTheDog Aug 2014 OP
Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2014 #1
pinto Aug 2014 #2
MinM Aug 2014 #3
MinM Aug 2014 #4
MinM Aug 2014 #5

Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Tue Aug 5, 2014, 09:19 AM

1. Meanwhile Cuba was sending its own agitators to Central and South America as well as Africa.

People who hoard power suck. It doesn't matter what banner they fly or which creed they recite they only care about their power. Any pretense of caring for the people is a lie and any tangible benefit is an accident.

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Tue Aug 5, 2014, 09:39 AM

2. LOL. I can't believe how much play this thinly sourced piece is getting.

A dozen people...

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Tue Aug 5, 2014, 09:48 AM

3. AP has an excellent piece on this ..

per Marcy Wheeler
@emptywheel: USAID use of HIV training for spying egregious (& detailed more in longer version http://bigstory.ap.org/article/us-sent-latin-youth-undercover-anti-cuba-ploy …). But contemporaneous w/OBL op.

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Response to MinM (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 5, 2014, 10:42 AM

4. Speaking of the Bay of Pigs...

CIA front groups and by extension JFK .. Here's a recording of JFK telling Sargent Shriver not to let CIA infiltrate the Peace Corps [04/02/1963]

Title: Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 17B.1. Keeping CIA out of the Peace Corps (Item 17A.4 Continued)

Date(s) of Materials: 2 April 1963

Physical Description: item 1 on 1 dictation belt (2 minutes, 13 seconds)

Copyright Status: Public Domain

Description: The recording of this conversation begins on Dictation Belt 17A.4. Sound recording of part of a telephone conversation held on April 2, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Sargent Shriver, Director of the Peace Corps. They discuss speaking to Richard M. Helms about the suspicion that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is trying to place people in the Peace Corps. They also discuss facilitating the movement of members of the Peace Corps into the Foreign Service. Machine noise follows the conversation.

Transcript included. This sound recording was originally recorded on Dictation Belt 17B, which contains additional sound recording(s) following this one. To hear all of the recordings on the Dictation Belt, see Digital Identifier: JFKPOF-TPH-17B, Title: Telephone recordings: Dictation Belt 17B.

Contributor(s):

Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Shriver, Sargent (Robert Sargent), 1915-2011

Series Name:

Presidential Recordings.

Subseries Name:

Telephone Recordings [Original accession].

http://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/Archives/JFKPOF-TPH-17B-1.aspx

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110820336#post19

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