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Black Writers’ Room: Author Gives Us a Glimpse Inside the CIA’s Covert War on Jamaica
As part of a new series on black authors, Casey Gane-McCalla talked to The Root about the federal agency’s role in destabilizing the Caribbean nation’s government. P. J. Rickards report in this article for The Root. Follow this link to the original report and the video.
In the 1970s, Castro developed a friendship and partnership with then-Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley. According to Casey Gane-McCalla, author of the book Inside the CIA’s Secret War in Jamaica, the CIA launched a covert war in Jamaica to take down Manley and replace him with pro-American leader Edward Seaga.
The book tells the story of the 1976 destabilization of Manley’s democratic socialist government in Jamaica, the events leading up to it and its aftermath, including the assassination attempt on Bob Marley and the rise of the notorious Jamaican Shower Posse.