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Analysts Debate Proper Role Of U.S. Democracy Programs In Cuba

By Juan O. Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald MIAMI — The U.S. government has a right to finance pro-democracy programs in Cuba but must ensure they are not so aggressive that they wind up hurting dissidents and strengthening the hand of Havana hardliners, analysts and political figures said this week. “U.S. policy has long been to […]

August 5, 2014

U.S. Explores A Wi-Fi Network For Cuba, But Denies It’s Operational

By Juan O. Tamayo, The Miami Herald A program financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development to develop the technology for a Wi-Fi network in Cuba has not been deployed on the island and is under review, a USAID spokesman said Monday. USAID approved the grant to the Open Technology Institute (OTI) in Washington in […]

April 22, 2014

U.S. Denies Covert Twitter-Style Cuba Operation

Washington (AFP) — The United States on Thursday denied it used its overseas aid agency to mount a covert operation on social media to incite unrest against Cuba’s communist leaders. But the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) did say it had created a Twitter-style application on which Cubans, subject to strict curbs on expression, […]

April 3, 2014