How did the National Aeronautics and Space Administration handle one of the first major hacktivist incidents? Newly released records sheds light on what happened during NASA’s investigation of the 1989 WANK worm infection.
This month marks the one-year anniversary since the citizens of Nicaragua began a fierce civic uprising against President Daniel Ortega’s administration. A former leader in the Sandinistas, Ortega has faced international criticism over his elimination of term limits, and the revival of broad censorship and repression of the late ‘70s and ‘80s.
Last month, the U.S. recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the “interim president” of Venezuela. Since then, Canada, the European Union, and a slew of other countries have followed America’s lead. The move is another sign of the return to Cold War-era U.S. policy in Latin America under President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Today, using records from the Central Intelligence Agency archives, we’ll take a brief look back at the last half-century of U.S. involvement in the region.
In the eerie depths of the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives, a document came rapping, rapping at our browser window. “POEDGR,” the Agency’s computer-themed “The Raven” parody which might be the first poem to have its rhyme scheme thrown off by a FOIA exemption.
For years, the Central Intelligence Agency was involved in funding and organizing anti-communist movements in Honduras, with deadly results. Files uncovered in the CIA archives illustrate how modern political unrest in the country - including the so-called “migrant caravan” - has its ties directly back to U.S. foreign policy.