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Cuba and Honduras: What Does the State Department Mean by “Pro-Democracy”?

June 8, 2010


Two articles: U.S. funds for democracy programs in Cuba get green light BY JUAN O. TAMAYO Two members of Congress have freed $15 million for pro-democracy programs in Cuba, but are still blocking $2.6 million for a contractor whose employee is jailed in Havana, according to Washington officials. “I am pleased the State Department […]

Contractors/NGOs Can Resume “Democracy” Trips to Cuba, US Says

April 9, 2010


In addition to US contractors and NGOs, USAID gives contracts and grants to foreign organizations for “pro-democracy” efforts as well.  The idea is that it is easier for non-US organizations to get supplies, cash, etc., in under the Cuban radar.  Little escapes the watchful eyes of Cuban immigration and intelligence services. Cuba democracy trips can resume, […]