Venezuelan NGO Denounces AP's Story (Tactics) on Cuba Programs

Thursday, August 7, 2014
In response to this week's AP story on USAID's Cuba democracy programs, the Venezuelan human rights NGO, Renova, released a public statement with the following troubling accusations:

1. We did not [travel to Cuba] as spies, nor undercover, nor to create groups to destabilize.

2. We denounce that the AP published false testimonies from our members, completely changing the information that was given to them and textually placing words that were never said.

3. We denounce that the principle of anonymity was violated, which had been demanded.

4. We denounce harassment, threats and injuries suffered by one of our members for not wanting to be interviewed.