USAID targets Cuban tourism

The U.S. Agency for International Development has given a Florida nonprofit $97,321 for a program called, “Truth about Exploitation in Cuban Tourism.” USAID awarded the grant to the Directorio Democrático Cubano, or Cuban Democratic Directorate, on Nov. 5. The directorio was founded in Miami in 1990. It touts itself as an organization that promotes democracy … Read more

U.S. blacklist haunts the dead

Even after U.S. government ousted Manuel Noriega and threw him in prison, the former Panamanian strongman’s name remained on an American blacklist of foreigners. Noriega, once a prized CIA intelligence source, died in May 2017 and he is still on the U.S. Treasury Department’s latest blacklist, along with more than 7,000 other people, companies, organizations … Read more