Lack of Funding Paralyzes US-backed Democracy Programs in Cuba

Several U.S.-backed democracy programs in Cuba are running low on funds, the

reports. This came after the U.S. Agency for International Development stopped gathering new funding proposals in March 2009. Democrats in the U.S. Congress have announced they would block programs they deem provocative and those tagged by the Cuban government as subversive.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.