Thursday, December 30, 2010

Following the money with FOIA's help

Thanks to Phil Peters at The Cuban Triangle for mentioning my new website, the Cuba Money Project.
I added a new feature to the website this week. It's a FOIA tracker, which you can use to follow the progress of my requests for documents under the Freedom of Information Act.
I sent off my second FOIA this morning. I requested details about the companies that sought contracts under the USAID's Cuba Democracy and Contingency Planning Program in 2008.
The contracts were worth up to $30 million over a three-year period. Development Alternatives, Inc., or DAI, received the main contract, the Miami Herald reported in December 2009. DAI then hired Alan Gross, who has been in custody in Cuba for more than a year.

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