Disinfo: CIA spread African swine fever in Cuba in 1971


CIA has links with the African swine fever, it’s a planned disaster. According to Newsday, CIA placed a container with African swine fever virus (which  causes now big problems in Romania) and, through a Panama vessel, got to Cuba in 1971. It remains a mystery how this virus spread so fast in Romania.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about swine fever and US conspiracy.This messaging has been spread a few weeks ago by multiple versions of Sputnik, Ria Novosti, TV Zvezda, Regnum, and other pro-Kremlin sources.

CIA officially denied any links to Cuban swine fever.

Further debunking by Laboratory of Information Warfare Analysis and Strategic Communication (LARICS), launched by the Institute of International Relations and Political Science „Ion I. C. Brătianu” of the Romanian Academy in cooperation with external and internal partners.


  • Reported in: Issue 121
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/08/2018
  • Language/target audience: Romanian
  • Country: Cuba, Romania, US
  • Keywords: Biological weapons


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