U.S. gov’t pays $19 million to unnamed contractors

The U.S. Agency for Global Media paid $38,280,250 to artists, writers, performers and musical groups from 2018 to 2020, records show. Nearly half – $19,106,558 – were identified as “miscellaneous foreign contractors,” making it almost impossible to identify the recipients. Records named the remaining 258 contractors, who received a total of $19,173,692. The top three … Read more

Cuban poet’s earnings top $1 million

Cuba poet Orlando González Esteva has earned more than $1 million through his work with Radio & TV Martí, federal contracts show. The former Broadcasting Board of Governors, now called the U.S. Agency for Global Media, paid a total of $81,442,406 to artists, writers and performers from 2001 to 2018, records show. (See BBG’s top … Read more