Dwight Eisenhower still holds the record for the most hamfisted attempts to oust Fidel Castro, thanks to alleged plots like the CIA's exploding cigar caper. But Barack Obama is giving Ike a run for his money. First came the "Cuban Twitter" fiasco, when news leaked that the US Agency for International Development had secretly started a Havana-based Twitter copycat in the hopes it might inspire an Arab Spring-esque rebellion.
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Now this morning the AP reports on another USAID scheme: The agency secretly sent teams of young Latin Americans to the island posing as tourists with the goal of sparking revolution.More »