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10 Examples Of The Horror In The CIA’s Secret Torture Chambers

AFRICANGLOBE - The Senate report into the CIA's secret torture programmes is clinical and unsparing. Over the course of a 480-page summary, it lays out in horrifying detail what was done to detainees in secret torture sites around the world. Here are some of the starkest examples.

638 Ways To Kill Castro: America’s Endless Attempts To Assassinate Cuba’s...

AFRICANGLOBE - The film reveals multiple methods of assassination, from exploding cigars to femmes fatales; a radio station rigged with gaseous LSD to a poison syringe posing as an innocuous fountain pen. Fabian Escalante, the former head of the Intelligence Directorate and the man who had the job of protecting Castro for many of the 49 years he was in power, alleges that there were over 600 plots and conspiracies known to Cuban agents, all dreamt up to end Castro's life.

America’s History Of Terrorizing Cuba And The Human Rights Hypocrites

AFRICANGLOBE - The U.S. has terrorized Cuba for more than 50 years, since Castro led the revolution that freed his country from the yolk of American imperialism. Scholar Noam Chomsky has called U.S. policy in Cuba a “terrorist campaign” and a decades-long “murderous terrorist war.” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Garry Wills wrote in The New York Times in 1978 of the U.S. “campaign of terror and sabotage directed against Castro.” Even celebrated establishment historian Arthur Schlesinger, who advised John and Robert Kennedy, spoke of the U.S. attempt to unleash “the terrors of the earth” on post-revolutionary Cuba.

Fidel Castro Ruz — The Untold Story

AFRICANGLOBE - Documentary about Fidel Castro, covering 40 years of Cuban Revolution. Rare Fidel Castro footage: he appears swimming with a bodyguard, visiting his childhood home and school, playing with his friend Nelson Mandela, meeting kid Elián Gonzalez, and celebrating his birthday with the Buena Vista Social Club group.

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s Former President, Has Died At Age 90

AFRICANGLOBE - Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state TV has announced. It provided no further details. Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing over the powers to his brother Raul in 2008.

New Cuba Policy Stirs Caribbean Memories

AFRICANGLOBE - When I was a young adult living in Jamaica, the government of then Prime Minister Michael Manley had very strong ties and a special relationship with Cuba. Jamaica lies just south of that island, fewer than 300 miles away. And before the Cuban revolution, Jamaicans and Cubans had always traveled freely back and forth between the two countries.

Cuba Says It Has A Right To Grant Asylum To U.S....

AFRICANGLOBE - Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing Assata Shakur, America’s most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.

Extradition Of Assata Shakur From Cuba Unlikely Despite Restored Ties

AFRICANGLOBE - Soon after President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic ties with Havana on Wednesday, Cuba watchers began to raise questions over potential extradition orders U.S. exiles in Cuba, specifically regarding rights activist Assata Shakur — who has been living on the island for decades.

U.S. And Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century, American officials said Wednesday.

U.S. Plans To Attack Cuba In 1976 Revealed

AFRICANGLOBE - Declassified documents from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library revealed that former Secretary of State, Henry A. Kissinger, devised secret plans to launch air strikes on Cuba in 1976 The New York Times published declassified documents from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library which revealed that former Secretary of State, Henry A. Kissinger, devised secret plans to launch air strikes on Cuba in 1976.

A Caribbean Obsession: The United States’ Endless Campaign To Destabilize Cuba

AFRICANGLOBE - The recent revelations about the USAID’s farfetched scheme to foster a popular anti-government protest movement by infiltrating Cuba’s mobile phone network perhaps bring full circle America’s 55-year campaign to destroy the Cuban Revolution.

Assata Shakur Was Convicted of Murder. Is She a Terrorist?

AFRICANGLOBE - Assata Shakur’s 1977 conviction and later escape from prison have made her an icon of Black power enthusiasts. Last week, it also made her the first woman ever to be named to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list. It is the decision to add Shakur, 65, to the list of terrorists that has reopened old debates about radicalism and America's racial politics

Hospitalized Hugo Chavez Still Fighting For His Life

AFRICANGLOBE - Although he has returned to Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez’s road to cancer recovery is not complete. During a television appearance, Vice President Nicolas Maduro, Chavez’s chosen successor, said that the leader is still battling for his life two months after undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba.

A Few Things Americans Can Learn From Cuba

AFRICANGLOBE - Americans could learn a lot if they would just look and listen to the world around them, a place where lots of peoples and nations are smarter, kinder and happier than we are. Cuba is making great progress towards its goal to become a “medical superpower,” while in the U.S. “African/Black political prisoners continue to languish in solitary confinement in the bowels of the world’s most despicable prison system.”

Why Fight And Die For White Supremacy?

AFRICANGLOBE - “I helped make Mexico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenue in. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers…. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras ‘right’ for American fruit companies in 1903. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints.” – Marine Gen. Smedly D. Butler