Public diplomacy or interference?

The U.S. Embassy in Havana plans to award grants to NGOs, institutions and individuals that would strengthen Cuba’s independent civil society’s “professional ties” with the United States. The embassy stated: The Embassy has particular interest in projects that highlight democratic values and increased access to information, benefit underserved populations, promote entrepreneurial skills development, and promote … Read more

Big bucks for “battle of ideas”

The U.S. government spent $204,478,658 on democracy promotion projects targeting Cuba from 2001 through 2019, records show. The top three recipients were: Grupo de Apoyo a la Democracia, with $16,869,165 Pan-American Development Foundation, $16,098,509 International Republican Institute, $14,985,461 Most of the money – $121,801,254 – went toward “democratic participation and civil society.” Records show $23,516,054 … Read more