Cuban doctors in the crosshairs

The U.S. Agency for International Development has given $1 million to an anti-communist foundation that will promote human rights in Cuba. I suspect the money is linked to USAID’s pledge to spend up to $3 million to “investigate, collect, and analyze information related to human rights violations – including forced labor – of Cuban medical … Read more

Case against Carnival set for trial

A lawsuit accusing Carnival Cruise Lines of “trafficking” in confiscated property in Cuba is scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 26 in Miami. On Aug. 27, U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom denied Carnival’s May 30 request to dismiss the case. Havana Docks Corp. sued Carnival on May 2, accusing the company of “trafficking” … Read more

U.S. seeks media guru/Cuba expert

The Office of Cuba Broadcasting is looking for a chief content officer. The position is based in Miami and pays $137,849 to $166,500 per year. No drug test is required, but applicants must undergo a thorough background check. Federal jobs are given risk and sensitivity factors depending on the position’s potential to cause harm. USAJobs.gov … Read more

Dissident’s arrest triggers debate over funding

The Cuban government calls José Daniel Ferrer “a salaried agent of the United States.” He says his only loyalty is to Cubans who want democratic change. Ferrer leads the Patriotic Union of Cuba, UNPACU by its Spanish initials. Cuban authorities detained him and other human rights activists on Oct. 1. On Oct. 18, Secretary of … Read more