Sen. Leahy lifts hold on Cuba democracy funds
Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont on Tuesday lifted the final hold on the last part of a $20 million allocation for Cuba democracy programs, ending a bitter three-month fight over the programs effectiveness.
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#1 Aug 4, 2011
The original freeze began due to stealing that was going on by Cubans involved in a Cube Libre fund.
One Cuban under the Bush administration went to jail for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars which means he has a great shot at being elected in Miami-dade in the future for commissioner or Mayor.
These cube libre groups have not liberated Cuba but have liberated lot's of tax money .
It has only put money in the pockets of people and should have been stopped decades ago.
Funny how so many right wing hypocrite Miami Cuban politicians cry for less gvm't as far as cutting needed social services for NON Cubans in Miami but NOT less gvm't when it comes to this.
#2 Aug 4, 2011
"Cuba Funds Frozen By Congress "
"Below is the article which was front page news in the Nuevo Herald this morning. Congress has frozen funds granted under USAID's Cuba program due to several reports of fraud."
"Cashmere sweaters and Godiva chocolates apparently passed the muster for USAID auditors. Roughly 83% of the funds are spent in Miami or abroad instead of using the funds granted under the Helms-Burton Act to promote democracy and create solidarity with human rights activists on the island."
"Congress has put the U.S. Agency for International Development's $45 million Cuba program's 2008 funding on hold, following a series of troubling audits and cases of massive fraud, The Miami Herald has learned. "
#3 Aug 4, 2011
cabillas copula con el mojon cherokee!
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