U.S. agency fends off “drive-by” malware

The Broadcasting Board of Governors endured “drive-by” malware in 2015 that may have been linked to “a malicious Russian advertising site,” an internal memo shows. Drive-by malware is common. Merely visiting a malicious site – mail-order bride from Russia, anyone? – can infect your computer. The May 20, 2015, memo stated: The Agency received no … Read more

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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

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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

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Tale of two missions

Alan Gross set up Wi-Fi hotspots in Cuba on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID. Cuban authorities caught him and threw him in jail in 2009. While he was behind bars, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, or OCB, was sending satellite terminals to Havana to allow Cubans to connect to the … Read more

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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

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