Secret: For your eyes only

Killing Fidel Castro proved impossible for the CIA. Reconstructing the agency’s role in a range of bizarre assassination plots was nearly as difficult. American intelligence officials weren’t convinced that killing Castro would cause Cuba’s socialist government to collapse, but said the Kennedy administration was intent on assassination, a declassified CIA document says. The document states: … Read more

Cuba Broadcasting passes audit

The U.S. government’s own auditors figure that government agencies made $175 billion in improper payments during fiscal year 2019, which ended on Sept. 30, 2019. Agencies are required to self-police to try to find improper payments. The Office of Cuba Broadcasting examined 145 payments worth $8,091,442 and discovered 47 improper payments worth $201,540, according to … Read more

U.S. offers $2 million to promote human rights in Cuba

The State Department is offering up to $2 million to organizations that will promote human rights in Cuba. An award announcement stated: “Proposals should offer a specific vision for contributing to change while acknowledging and developing contingencies for challenges to program implementation.” The announcement accuses Cuba of denying its citizens “many of the human rights … Read more

Shooter’s flag emblazoned with the words: Trump 2020 (updated)

The man who attacked the Cuban Embassy on April 30 told U.S. authorities he would have shot the Cuban ambassador if he had come out of the building. “He believed he had to shoot first, before anyone exiting the building shot him,” stated a court document filed today. Alexander Alazo, 42, carried a flag that … Read more

Embassy shooter told police he heard voices, was off his meds

The man accused of firing shots at the Cuban Embassy early Thursday told authorities he had been living out of his car for the past nine months and thought Cuban gang members were out to get him, the U.S. Secret Service said. Federal Public Defender Tony W. Miles is representing suspect Alexander Alazo, now being … Read more