Cuban armed forces – USAID’s new target?


Last fall, the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded the Digital News Association $410,710 to promote human rights in Cuba.
USAID in recent weeks changed the description of the grant from “Promoting Human Rights” to “La Gente Sabe – Military Exposure in Cuba.”
Anyone know what that means?
During the Trump presidency, U.S. authorities tried to weaken the Cuban armed forces. In October, for instance, the Treasury Department banned entities under the control of the Cuban military from processing remittances.

I wonder if Military Exposure refers to risk exposure – risks that the Cuban armed forces may face.
The titles of other USAID projects are more specific. The Pan American Development Foundation received $425,000 for a project called “Exposing Labor Exploitation in Cuba.”
The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba is carrying out a $544,846 project called “Exposing Exploitation of Cuban Medical Workers.” And the International Center for Journalists received $503,625 for something called the Cuban Media Initiative.
Tax records show that the journalism center’s activities have included offering fellowships to Cuban bloggers.

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