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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #60)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 07:00 PM

64. Here's another long article that sheds light on things

I don't have time to read it all right now, but it seems illuminating. It also makes me think that when CAII boasts at its website about running a school dropout prevention program in Tajikistan, it might actually be up to something very different.

http://www.cuba-solidarity.org.uk/news.asp?index=141

The USAID shell game
26 January 2013

The Office of Transition Initiatives, or OTI, has a long list of potential targets, including Cuba. OTI, which is part of the Agency for International Development, or USAID, operates some programs openly, but disguises others so the American government role is not readily apparent. . . .

During a meeting with contractors in June 2012, Stephen Lennon, chief of OTIís Field Program Division, highlighted the groupís ability to cloak its activities while in Colombia from 2007 to 2011. ...

For example, OTI might support an activity with the local government to repair a school. OTI would measure its success based on how that activity improved attitudes and perception toward the government in that community rather than how the refurbished school impacts educational outcomes. . . .

Records show the agency in 2008 gave Creative the first installment of what was to be a three-year $15,535,979 contract to carry out a sensitive OTI operation. The mission involved establishing a secret base in Costa Rica that would support democracy activists in Cuba.

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