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U.S Targets Young Artists to Destabilize Cuba

March 15, 2011

(Prensa Latina) In a televised documentary featuring evidence submitted by a young artist who became a State Security agent, Cuba on Monday denounced U.S. attempts to create a cultural center to help destabilize the country.

* USAID Promotes Anti-Cuba Subversive Actions  In the documentary, Frank Carlos Vasquez, a visual artist, told how he was hired and recruited by officials of the U.S Interests Section in Havana with promises to promote his cultural project.

The documentary, part of the serie “Las razones de Cuba” (Cuba’s Reasons), tells how Vasquez was visited by USINT officers, who arranged a trip for him to the United States to meet with politicians and representatives of organizations apparently interesting in supporting his cultural project.

“I met with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and different Latino and African-American congress members, and from them I learned how the U.S political mechanism works,” Vasquez said.

His recruitment was primarily aimed at drawing close to the Independent Cultural Center a group of young artists who needed promotion, and at the same time, be able to influence their work and ideas, as explained by Vasquez, now identified as agent Robin of Cuban State Security .

In the documentary, journalist Jean-Guy Allard explains how the CIA sees its role as creating the illusion of a popular movement that wins foreign support and establishes a favorable climate for provocative acts leading to open action on the Island.

U.S. agents tried to buy off Cuban artists and intellectuals by offering them exhibitions and promotions in U.S. galleries in exchange for depicting a discordant or distorted view of Cuba.

USAID Promotes Anti-Cuba Subversive Actions

March 15, 2011

(Prensa Latina) The U.S. Agency for International Development serves as a cover for anti-Cuba CIA activities, according to documentary broadcast on Cuban television.

  The documentary is part of the series Las Razones de Cuba (Cuba’s Reasons), and reveals that one of the methods used is to fabricate social leaders, supposedly trained as agents for political change who try to influence youth and academics.

Captain Mariana, a Cuban State Security analyst, said that USAID, which depends on the U.S. Department of State, can use direct mechanisms such the one used in the case of Frank Carlos Vazquez, a Cuban painter.

Vazquez, who was revealed to be an agent of the Cuban Intelligence Service, was directly contacted by an official from the U.S. Interest Section in Havana, and was allowed to travel to that country for alleged training.

That project aims to provide a counterrevolutionary look at typical problems of Cuban society, and to create events or leaders for channeling the interests of the U.S. government with regards to Cuba, she said.

Through film footage and other evidence, the documentary showed that with regards to Cuba, USAID supports actions that, in various scenarios, intend to create the conditions for the “change” before, during, and right after the “transition.”

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