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Inside Operation PBSuccess, The Mission That Saw The CIA And A Banana Company Destroy Guatemalan Democracy

Inside Operation PBSuccess, The Mission That Saw The CIA And A Banana Company Destroy Guatemalan Democracy

In 1954, Operation PBSuccess dismantled Guatemala’s newfound democracy — so that an American fruit company could continue to profit off the old government’s corruption.
Meet Gregor MacGregor, The Scottish Con Artist Who Convinced Britain He Was The Prince Of A Nonexistent Colony

Meet Gregor MacGregor, The Scottish Con Artist Who Convinced Britain He Was The Prince Of A Nonexistent Colony

In 1821, Gregor MacGregor made a fortune off of European elites by selling them shares in his fake utopia — then got off scot-free.
How A Spanish Motel Owner Named Juan Pujol García Duped The Nazis And Helped The Allies Win WWII

How A Spanish Motel Owner Named Juan Pujol García Duped The Nazis And Helped The Allies Win WWII

As a double agent for the British, Juan Pujol García used his espionage skills to help orchestrate the Nazis' downfall on D-Day.
Inside The 1963 Vajont Dam Failure That The Italian Government Could Have Prevented

Inside The 1963 Vajont Dam Failure That The Italian Government Could Have Prevented

The Vajont Dam was the tallest in the world, but its unstable construction terrified those who lived in the valley below. On October 9, 1963, their worst fears came true.