A failure to communicate

The State Department did a poor job getting out the word of complaints that more than 20 U.S. embassy personnel and their family members in Havana had suffered “medical injuries similar to mild traumatic brain injury or concussion,” the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported. More effective communication is important, the GAO said, because it can … Read more

State Department blacklist grows

BUREAU OF ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS November 15, 2018 Below is the U.S. Department of State’s list of entities and subentities under the control of, or acting for or on behalf of, the Cuban military, intelligence, or security services or personnel with which direct financial transactions would disproportionately benefit such services or personnel at the … Read more

70 years of U.S. aid

U.S. government assistance to Cuba goes back decades. Records show that military and economic aid totals at least $244,267,805 from 1946 to 2016. See graphic. This includes U.S. military aid that the Batista regime welcomed before the 1959 Cuban revolution. Since then, the Cuban government has rejected U.S. assistance, calling it illegal interference in the country’s … Read more

Taxpayers finance anti-Soros rant

President Donald Trump on Friday spoke out against “political violence,” but then minutes later repeated the phrase “lock him up” in response to followers chanting that George Soros be jailed. Soros is a philanthropist who has given away more than $32 billion to finance his Open Society Foundations, which “have supported individuals and organizations across … Read more