NDI’s Cuba projects total $6.6 million

State-run television on Friday linked Cuban performance artist and dissident Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara to a U.S. government-funded democracy program. TV journalist Humberto López accused Otero of working for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, based in Washington, D.C. López displayed an agreement purportedly showing that NDI had agreed to pay Otero up to … Read more

The democracy business in Cuba is bustling

A sprawling network of U.S. government-financed groups sends cash to thousands of Cuban democracy activists, journalists and dissidents each year. At any given moment, dozens of organizations manage democracy programs on the island. Public records reveal only fleeting glimpses of the mosaic. Some programs are so secret that the recipients of funds are never disclosed. … Read more