From today's Miami Herald:
‘Cuban Twitter’ raises question: Is it OK for U.S. to help Cubans?
The USAID programs are branded as subversive by critics, and by others as support for democracy.
Cuba democracy advocate Mauricio Claver-Carone said it was no surprise for the U.S. media and some politicians to complain about U.S. policies in Cuba but praise the same policies when they are applied to other countries.
A global outcry followed Turkey’s ongoing attempts to cut off Twitter amid the ongoing anti-government protests, he said, and USAID runs similar programs to expand the flow of information in dictatorships such as Syria, North Korea and Iran.
“That’s not controversial. Everybody supports that. But it seems Cuba is the only place where we have to accept a totalitarian government’s control over communications,” said Claver-Carone, director of the U.S. Cuba Democracy political action committee.
Cuba’s communist government controls all newspapers, radio and TV stations, makes access to the Internet very expensive and and blocks access to many web pages and the transmissions of the U.S. government’s Radio/TV Marti stations.
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