America's Secret War Against Cuba
Following the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, he made several disastrous attempts to repeat his earlier success. While Che was leading a guerilla war in the hills of Bolivia in 1967, the CIA trained and led the Bolivian army in its campaign to assassinate the charismatic leader.
After being captured, the CIA vetoed accepting him as a prisoner, nor did they bring him in for questioning. Che was executed three days later, his hands were removed for identification purposes and his body was dumped near an airport landing strip, where it stayed for several decades.
3. Operation Mongoose: The Exploding Cigar
The CIA under President Kennedy thought up countless ways to try and assassinate Castro, that pesky revolutionary leader. The most famous is the Agency's plan to get an exploding cigar into the mouth of the cigar aficionado.
Some sources claim this plot is a myth, but the majority of CIA experts back its authenticity.
4. Social Networking Revolutions
Not all in Cuba see America as its villain. Instead, many see Castro's government as a prison state where access to modern technology is limited, at best.
In a diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks, an U.S. Ambassador urges America to lift terrorism bans on companies like Microsoft to allow for software downloads in Cuba. Such access would encourage person-to-person sharing, bringing perhaps a Cuban-Autumn, the island's version of the Arab Spring.
So far, these ideas have not been implemented.
5. The CIA and the Mob
After the Bay of Pigs, President Kennedy signed into order Operation Mongoose, which combined the strength of the military, government and CIA...
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