Cuba calls US political work on island shameful

In this July 11, 2014 photo, Manuel Barbosa, 25, speaks during an interview with Associated Press in Santa Clara, Cuba. Fernando Murillo contacted Barbosa, a founder of the group "Revolution," while working on a clandestine operation by the Obama administration that dispatched Latin American youth to Cuba under the cover of health and civic programs to provoke unrest. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cuban government on Tuesday called on Washington to halt hostile “covert” operations against it in the wake of the recent disclosure that an Obama administration program secretly sent young Latin Americans to Cuba on politically motivated missions.