Corruption, Crime, Government, Issues

Did you know? Chiefs of Staff wanted to attack American cities to justify war with Cuba

A plan to attack American cities to justify war with Cuba was approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1962. Rejected by President Kennedy, Operation Northwoods remained classified for 35 years. In 1959, an armed revolution by Fidel Castro succeeded in overthrowing the US-backed Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista. Castro became the first communist leader… Continue reading Did you know? Chiefs of Staff wanted to attack American cities to justify war with Cuba

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Culture, Issues

Havana Unbound

Cuba—once referred to as “that unhappy island” by President John F. Kennedy—is often portrayed in a negative, faded frame, with destitute streets and abandoned American automobiles. From March 2009 to July 2010, photographer Michael Dweck aimed to capture the secret side of Castro’s Communist capital, with all of its combustible energy, from the often overlooked… Continue reading Havana Unbound