End USAID’s dangerous, wasteful and counterproductive regime change program in Cuba
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End USAID’s dangerous, wasteful and counterproductive regime change program in Cuba

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      Center for Democracy in the Americas

The Associated Press broke news this morning, April 3, 2014, that the U.S. Agency for International Development created a Twitter-like text messaging service in order to collect the phone numbers of Cuban citizens, without  informing them of the intent of the service, and then send out messages meant to undermine Cuba’s government and stir unrest on the island.

The act of collecting phone numbers from unknowing Cubans, without informing them of the intentions of this covert service, put those Cubans at considerable risk. This program gave tens of thousands of dollars in text fees to the Cuban government it was trying to undermine; and because it was concealed from Congress and the U.S. public, information about the wasteful and dangerous program was secret until it failed and disappeared.

This is not a way to conduct foreign policy! How many times do we have to go down the regime change route until we recognize that ending the embargo and freeing Americans to travel is the right way forward? Tell President Obama that it’s time to end this detrimental policy and to engage proactively with Cuba.

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    • Manuel Gomez WASHINGTON, DC
      • 10 days ago

      Our Cuba policy is irrational and cruel. We urgently need to change it to one of respectful engagement with the island.

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    • Herman S. Simms, Jr. DETROIT, MI
      • 5 months ago

      As a Black American, I think that YOU ALL need to promote TRUE DEMOCRACY in the United States!! You can't preach what you don't practice!!!!

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    • Stan Squires VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      Orgs.like USAID shouldn't be allowed to operate in the USA.

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    • LEE LOE HOUSTON, TX
      • 6 months ago

      I AM ASHAMED OF WHAT THE US HAS DONE TO THE DEMOCRACY (AND LIVES) OF THE PEOPLE OF CUBA AND THEIR SOCIETY. IT IS CRIMINAL!

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    • Steve Winward OTEMATATA, NEW ZEALAND
      • 6 months ago

      US behaviour parallels that of imperial Rome attempting to crush dissent and attempts at true democracy domestically and internationally to further thge rapacious greed of it's ruling class.

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