USAID Program Sent Young Latin Americans To Cuba To Sow Dissent

August 4, 2014 6:26 PM

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USAID Program Sent Young Latin Americans To Cuba To Sow Dissent

Associated Press – An Obama administration program 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 U.S. contractor was hauled away to a Cuban jail.

Beginning as early as October 2009, a project overseen by the U.S. Agency for International Development 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 ...

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