Cuba’s U.S. Embassy Attacked


CNN Staff

The US and Cuba are once again on strained terms.

Brendan Guillen, Reporter

As of September 11, 2018 there were twenty-six cases of workers being injured in Havana’s US Embassy due to “sonic attacks” that have been occurring since 2016. Those affected have reported headaches, ringing ears, vertigo and general disorientation.

Cuba has denied both involvement in the attacks and their existence. The US has stated that while Cuba may not be responsible for the attacks, the Cuban government is responsible for the safety of the diplomats within the Embassy.

Miguel Diaz-Canel, the country’s current President, has commented on the now strained US-Cuban relations, stating that they have taken a step backward. He has also stated that he is prepared to talk with the US on neutral grounds. When questioned on whether the Cuban government had requested Russia’s assistance in attacking the diplomats, he stated, “It’s impossible, we have too much ethics to ask someone to attack another.”

Doctors and scientists in America believe the attacks to be the result of micro-waves rather than sonic waves. Dr. Mitchell Valdes-Sosa, a neurologist within the Cuban special task force stated, “If you look at the alleged events, there have been reports that there are several people in a room with thick walls and thick windows and only one person was targeted. This is a kind of weapon that does not exist.”