Exile intervention in Cuba
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- Cuba 1959 to 1980s: The Unforgivable Revolution
- From a chapter in Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions
since World War II, by William Blum, (Common Courage Press, 1995).
In the 1970s more than 100 serious terrorist incidents in the United
States for which Omega 7 and other groups claimed responsibility, the
most violent of which was the blowing up up of a Cubana Airlines plane
in 1976. CIA documents later revealed that the CIA was at least cognizant
of their plan.
- The Myth of the Miami Monolith
- By Jon Elliston, in NACLA Report on the Americas, 12
October 1995. Cubans in US not at all unified in opposition
to Cuban government.
- By the Casa de las Americas, 28 February 1996. Sobre los planes y
las acciones subversivas de los grupos ultraderechistas de Miami,
incluidas continuas violaciones de nuestro espacio maritimo y
- Cuban-Americans denounce anti-Cuba measures
- By David Perez in Workers World, 7 March 1996.
- Terrorist provocations against Cuba
- A selection of items retrieved from news sources, 1992-96, by Ruch
Wayne Millar, Saksatoon, Canada, 18 April 1996. Brief excerpts
from online news services, radio reports, magazines and other
- Silk gloves to kill the revolution
- By Nicanor Leon Cotayo, Prensa Latina, 30 August 1996. One of the
front organizations utilized by the U. S. government to carry out
subversive plans against Cuba is the Washington-based Freedom
House Foundation. Its leader is the Cuban exile, Frank Calzon, has
since his arrival in the US in 1960 has specialized in propaganda
campaigns against Cuba under the sponsorship of CIA.
- The United States: Hawk or Dove?
- By Nicanor Leon Cotayo, Granma, [18 February 1997].
Innumerable terrorist attacks against Cuba over the last 37
years. The onslaught has not let up, and are almost always based
in U.S. territory. In general they have not been arrested or
punished, despite the FBI's aggressive pursuit of all other
- Atone for the Past as a Prelude to the Future for All of
- By Jorge G. Casteneda, The Los Angeles Times, Sunday 26
July 1998. Cuban exile and self-styled terrorist Luis Posada
Carriles has helped uncover a convoluted and painful issue in
U.S.-Latin American relations, in a confusing and rambling but
revealing interview granted earlier this month to the New York
- US assassination plans
- By Nadia Diaz, Granma, 16 November 1997. US Customs and
Coast Guard in Puerto Rico fortuitously detained 4
counter-revolutionaries of Cuban origin. They used a vessel owned
by the director of the Cuban American National Foundation, headed
by annexationist Mafioso Jorge Mas Canosa, to transport weapons to
be used against Castro during the 7th Ibero-American Summit on the
island of Margarita, Venezuela.
- A bomber's tale: Taking aim at Castro
- By Ann Louis Bardach and Larry Rohter, New York Times, July
1998. Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuban exile who has waged a campaign of
bombings and assassination attempts aimed at toppling Fidel Castro says
that his efforts were supported financially for more than a decade by
the Cuban-American influential lobbying group, Cuban-American National
Foundation, which was supported by three US presidents. Posada was
schooled in demolition and guerrilla warfare by the CIA 1960's.
- Posada: "I'll kill Castro if it's the last thing I
- By Edward Helmore in Miami, London Observer, 19 July 1998.
They tried bombs, poison, even exploding cigars for thirty years to
get rid of President Castro. US-backed attempts to overthrow Castro
have never ceased, despite Washington's protestations to the contrary.
The Cuban American National Foundation is a lobbying group that steers
US policy to end Cuba's Communist rule.
- Where are the terrorists from?
- By Rafael Perez Pereira, Special for Granma
International, 14 October 1998. On 6 October 1976, a Cubana
Airlines flight was blown up, killing all 73 passengers. The person
responsible, Luis Posada Carriles, was sprung from a Venezuela jail
by the US CIA and so escaped accountability. Carriles subseqently
went into drug running and wrote an autobiography describing his
crimes and indicating that he is under CIA and FBI protection.
- Czechoslovakia, U.S. Imperialism and Socialist Cuba
- By Dave Silver, February 2000. The arrest in Cuba of two Czech
nationals, Ivan Pilip and Jan Bubenik, who were traveling as
tourists, who worked for Freedom House to organize subversive
groups in Cuba. The internal subversion began in 1997 with
financing from USAID to the anti-Cuban "Center for Free
Cuba," headed by former CIA agent and Freedom House Director
Frank Calzon. The conspiracies begun in 1989 were handled by the
U.S. Interests Section in Havana - a conduit to the dissidents
that received logistic support from the Cuban American National
Foundation in Miami.