Cuba

0 Revealed: USAID’s Twitter-like attempt to foment unrest in Cuba

A report by the AP today reveals that a US-backed program attempted to develop a Twitter-like service with the goal that it would help spark political unrest in Cuba. Most surprising is that it was backed by the humanitarian arm of the US government, the United States Agency for International…

4 Alan Gross update: Mixing foreign aid with foreign policy.

Remember when the CIA did that fake vaccination scheme in Pakistan, the one that many predicted (correctly) would undermine confidence in American health assistance and other aid programs? Well, there’s another ongoing saga that illustrates the cost of mixing up foreign aid with foreign policy, especially when we use covert…