NED: $23 million in Cuba grants under Trump

Since Donald Trump became president, the State Department has funneled at least $23,208,612 to the National Endowment for Democracy for Cuba-related projects, records show. Here are the top five recipients through 2019, according to the latest records I could find at explorer.usaid.gov: Cuban Democratic Directorate, $3,900,000 People in Need (Czech Republic), $1,433,616 Grupo para la … Read more

USAID’s Cuba spending under Trump: nearly $50 million

The U.S. Agency for International Development has spent nearly $46 million toward Cuba projects since Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017. Records show USAID awarded additional grants in September, bringing the total to nearly $50 million. See USAID awards $3.8 million in Cuba grants. The agency spent most of the money from 2018 … Read more

USAID awards $3.8 million in Cuba grants (revised)

The U.S. Agency for International Development in September awarded at least six grants totaling $3,828,882 to boost human rights, promote democratic values and assist political prisoners and their families in Cuba. Recipients include: Grupo de Apoyo a la Democracia, $625,000 Bacardi Family Foundation, $600,000 The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba, $544,846 Outreach Aid to … Read more

USAID awards $410,710 to Florida news company

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded the Digital News Association $410,710 to promote human rights in Cuba, records show. The CEO and executive director of the Digital News Association is Gelet Martinez Fragela, founder of ADN Cuba. ADN operates as a for-profit company called Ulloo Media Inc. and lists the address, 5550 Glades … Read more

Lawyers: Human trafficking claims “grossly inaccurate”

A class-action lawsuit alleges that the Pan American Health Organization has collected more than $75 million “by enabling, managing, and enforcing illegal human trafficking of Cuban medical professionals in Brazil.” Lawyers for the PAHO argue that the trafficking claims “are grossly inaccurate” and “bear almost no resemblance to reality.” Undeterred, lawyers for four Cuban doctors … Read more