Fidel and Raúl Castro (Photo: Adalberto Roque / AFP via Getty)

How Britain plotted to spread homophobia in Cuba

After the US cut off diplomatic relations with Cuba in January 1961, the British embassy in Havana functioned as a proxy for US covert action and intelligence gathering against Castro’s government. British operations, undertaken by the Foreign Office’s Information Research Department (IRD), were designed to delegitimise Cuba’s promotion of wealth distribution and to support US […]

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