Logo: Fruit of the Loom
The U.S. government spends a ton of money in Cuba, most of it at Gitmo. But more than $1 million found its way into Cuban government companies from 2000 through May 2009, federal expense records show.
Much of the money went for food, fuel and housing. It's unclear if any dissidents or bloggers received money.
The Gitmo expenses are a bit more intriguing because some of them seem so bizarre. Among my favorites:
- $27,780 for screws
- $24,322 for badges and insignia
- $55,704 for men's underwear and pajamas
- $69,650 for women's clothing
For more information, please see the Cuba Money Project.