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The CIA Admits “Havana Syndrome” Was a Hoax

Most cases of a mysterious illness striking US officials dubbed “Havana syndrome” were not caused by a foreign power, CIA officials say.

Since 2016, US diplomats around the world have reported symptoms – sparking suggestions Russia, China or another adversary could be responsible…

And the CIA is still looking into a small number of unexplained cases, where the role of a foreign power has not been ruled out.

Americans who have been hit by Havana syndrome have described dizziness, headaches and an intense and painful sound in their ears. First reported in Cuba in 2016, cases have since been reported in Geneva, Berlin and elsewhere. Read more…

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