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    Report: US Sent Young Latin Americans on Secret Cuba Missions

    An Associated Press investigation has learned that the United States employed young Latin Americans on covert missions to Cuba to foster anti-government activism.

    AP says that for at least two years, the U.S. Agency for International Development, which oversees humanitarian aid around the world, arranged for almost a dozen travelers from Venezuela, Costa Rica and Peru to visit Cuba and identify potential targets who could bolster opposition against the communist government of Raul Castro.

    Under the first administration of President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tenure, travelers visited college campuses, making friends and in one case using the pretext of an HIV prevention workshop to identify potential political activists.

    AP says some were paid as little as $5.41 an hour - below the U.S. federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

    But there is no indication, according to AP, that the Latin America travelers operation advanced the pro-democracy movement on the island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    An Associated Press investigation has learned that the United States employed young Latin Americans on covert missions to Cuba to foster anti-government activism.
    Surely the US wouldn't do such a thing?





































































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    Good article MissKitt - Careful you do not get called a Kook though.


    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnastier
    Surely the US wouldn't do such a thing?
    Of course not. It was entirely innocent with these Kids loving the american dream so much they were simply earning a couple of bucks to talk freely about their passion for foreign backed regime change.

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