WASHINGTON — Newly disclosed declassified documents from Global Affairs Canada obtained by CBS News reveal Canadian officials were calling incidents affecting American diplomats in Havana, Cuba, “attacks” as far back as April 26 — months before the U.S. State Department first publicly acknowledged them as such.
In a May 26 internal email update on the situation — that also affected Canadian personnel — a Canadian foreign service officer wrote: “Starting in late November and lasting until April 21, U.S. diplomats posted to Havana have been a target of acoustic attacks.”
Canadian victims reported symptoms including “headaches, dizziness, nausea, hearing loss, nosebleeds, cognitive functions including loss of short term memory,” similar to those of at least 24 Americans in Havana suffered.
According to the documents, on June 18, Health Canada Overseas Medical Advisor Dr. Jeffrey Chernin arrived in Havana for meetings with Canadian embassy staff regarding “possible injuries due to exposure to an acoustic …
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