The Washington Post writes that the head of the Vienna section of the CIA has been removed due to his handling of the cases of the so-called “Havana syndrome” found in recent months among some of the US embassy in Austria. The head of the CIA in Vienna, one of the most important and prestigious sections of the US intelligence agency, has repeatedly underestimated the discomforts of people affected by the syndrome. The Washington Post he writes that the decision to remove him would be a way to send a signal to the agency’s executives to take any event attributable to the Havana syndrome ”.
The so-called “Havana syndrome” was first detected in 2016, when it hit some American diplomats and 14 Canadian diplomats in the Cuban capital. In recent months it had also been detected among some people who worked in the US embassy in Vienna, as confirmed
first cases had been detected in January 2021, after Joe Biden’s inauguration as president of the United States, but according to the reporter from the Entus, the Biden administration determined not to leak the news so as not to hinder investigations into possible causes. Diplomats affected by the syndrome had shown the same symptoms as those who had been affected in Cuba: headache, fatigue, nausea, problems with vision, hearing and balance, and in some cases memory problems.
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