New York Times Criticizes USAID’s Efforts To Promote Regime Change in Cuba

On November 10, 2014, the New York Times published its latest editorial in its series “Cuba: A New Start.”[1] Under the title, “In Cuba, Misadventures in Regime Change,” this editorial focuses on criticizing the efforts by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to promote regime change in Cuba and recommending “stronger [U.S.] diplomatic relations” … Continue reading New York Times Criticizes USAID’s Efforts To Promote Regime Change in Cuba

Another USAID Effort To Promote Regime Change in Cuba: Other Reactions

On August 4th, the Associated Press (AP) reported that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had funded and implemented a program in 2010-2012 to attract young Cubans for purported civic programs on the island with the real purpose of recruiting them to anti-government activism. Prior posts looked at the AP’s account of this … Continue reading Another USAID Effort To Promote Regime Change in Cuba: Other Reactions

Another USAID Effort To Promote Regime Change in Cuba: U.S. Government’s Reactions

As discussed in a prior post, on August 4th, the Associated Press (AP) reported that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had funded and implemented a program in 2010-2012 to attract young Cubans for purported civic programs on the island with the real purpose of recruiting them to anti-government activism. Now we will … Continue reading Another USAID Effort To Promote Regime Change in Cuba: U.S. Government’s Reactions

Yet Another USAID Effort To Promote Regime Change in Cuba

On August 4th, the Associated Press (AP) reported that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had funded and implemented a program in 2010-2012 to attract young Cubans for purported civic programs on the island with the real purpose of recruiting them to anti-government activism. We will look at the AP’s account of this … Continue reading Yet Another USAID Effort To Promote Regime Change in Cuba

U.S. Senate Hearing Discusses USAID’s Social Media Program for Cuba

On April 8th a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on the upcoming funding of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). One of the subjects of the hearing was the agency’s social media program for Cuba.[1] Dr. Rahiv Shah, the USAID Administrator, testified that the program was “an attempt to … Continue reading U.S. Senate Hearing Discusses USAID’s Social Media Program for Cuba

Secretary Pompeo’s Reactions to U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights’ Report     

On July 16, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo gave an immediate response [1] to the Report of the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights that was summarized in a prior post.  Now we look at some of the significant points of Pompeo’s response. Pompeo’s Introduction by Chair Glendon’s  Chair Mary Ann Glendon said that the importance … Continue reading Secretary Pompeo’s Reactions to U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights’ Report     

List of Posts to dwkcommentaries—Topical: CUBA [as of 5/4/20]

                       No.                 Date                           Title         Table of Contents        Cuba & Other Countries Cuba & Minnesota Cuban Bloggers Cuba: State Sponsor of Terrorism? U.S. Embargo of Cuba U.S. & Guantanamo Bay, Cuba U.S. & Cuba Damage Claims Cuban Human Rights U.S. Democracy Promotion in Cuba Cuban … Continue reading List of Posts to dwkcommentaries—Topical: CUBA [as of 5/4/20]

Bernie Sanders’ Early 2014 Cuban Prison Meeting with U.S. Prisoner 

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ recent comments about Cuba and Fidel Castro resulted in journalists’ rediscovery of a meeting Sanders and two other U.S. Senators (Heidi Heitkamp (Dem., ND) and Jon Tester (Dem., MT)) had in February 2014 with Alan Gross, a U.S. citizen then in a Cuban prison.[1] Gross in 2009 had been arrested in … Continue reading Bernie Sanders’ Early 2014 Cuban Prison Meeting with U.S. Prisoner 

State Department’s New “Bilateral Relations Fact Sheet: U.S. Relations with Cameroon”       

On December 20, the U.S. State Department released its new “Bilateral Relations Fact Sheet: U.S. Relations with Cameroon.”[1]  Here is the text of that document. “The United States established diplomatic relations with Cameroon in 1960, following the independence of the French-administered part of the country. Cameroon has had just two presidents since independence. U.S. relations … Continue reading State Department’s New “Bilateral Relations Fact Sheet: U.S. Relations with Cameroon”       

U.S. Reactions to Recent Developments in Cameroon

Over the last several years, Cameroon, a country of 15.7 million people on the west coast of Africa, has been engaged in armed conflict between its central government, which is controlled by the population’s 2/3 majority of Francophones (French-speaking people), and the minority Anglophones (English-speaking people).[1] As covered in a prior post, in a September … Continue reading U.S. Reactions to Recent Developments in Cameroon