April 4, 2014

Why Is U.S. Cuba Policy So Absurd?

Matt Ford, The Atlantic

The Associated Press

For years, American outreach to Cuba came in many forms: mafiosos, poison-drenched wetsuits, toxic cigars. But today we learned of a new tactic in the campaign to undercut the Castro regime: a stealth effort by the U.S. government's humanitarian aid agency to create a Cuban version of Twitter.

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America's 'Topple Castro with Twitter' Plan
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