That's according to a document that the U.S. Agency for International Development released on Jan. 19 in response to a Freedom of Information Act request that I made on Oct. 8, 2011.
The document describes a contract that USAID awarded to the Center for a Free Cuba in Washington, D.C., for a program called, "Uncensored Cuba."
The contract ran from March 31, 2005, to April 30, 2009, and was worth up to $7,231,663. USAID wound up paying the Center for a Free Cuba $6,652,853.12.
USAID censored details of Uncensored Cuba's budget, redacting the salaries, fringe benefits, communications, travel and other costs.
|Budget details redacted|
During the three-year period of this cooperative agreement, the Center for a Free Cuba plans to focus on the following objectives:
#1: To continue its democracy building program that attempts to break Castro's monopoly of information by providing Cubans with literature on transition to democracy and market economics,