A quarter century later, fallout from shootdown

President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued a notice continuing what he regards as a “national emergency with respect to Cuba” exactly 25 years after Cuban fighter pilots shot down two civilian planes belonging to Florida-based Brothers to the Rescue. It seems peculiar that the United States, a nation with the world’s most powerful military force, … Read more

From Obama to Trump and now Biden

U.S. Agency for International Development spending for democracy projects in Cuba dropped by 70 percent from 2014 to 2015 while the Obama administration pursued improved relations with the socialist government, records show. Spending plunged even further in 2016, hitting a low of $1,197,303 during President Obama’s final year in office. USAID spending for Cuba programs … Read more