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1977-CIA Link to Cuban Pig Virus Reported

Posted by seumasach on April 29, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle
January 10, 1977    Front page

1971 Mystery

With at least the tacit backing of U.S. Central Intelligence Agency officials, operatives linked to anti-Castro terrorists introduced African swine fever virus into Cuba in 1971. Six weeks later an outbreak of the disease forced the slaughter of 500,000 pigs to prevent a nationwide animal epidemic.

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