Thursday, November 16, 2006

Chocolates to Melt Fidel's Heart

The longer I work in the international development arena, the more jaded I become. People who are not involved in this field seldom grasp the fact that poverty alleviation is usually a peripheral objective for aid agencies. Their primary goal is to promote the foriegn policy agenda of their own country. For instance, USAID has a sizeable program that seeks to promote democracy in Cuba. Aid money is channeled through various Cuban exile groups in Florida and many of the expenditures (including chocolates and cashmere jerseys) are questionable at best. Some people even argue that this is just a ploy to win the hearts and minds of Cuban American voters.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dispeakable and beyond reproach! I am truly ashamed to know an agent of imperialist conspiracy like yourself. Usted mujer antagonista!


Disclaimer: I just realized that I don't KNOW you...at all!!

:o)

Ajaira Pechal said...

One of these days I am going to break free and join Fidel.

Anonymous said...

Yeah right! When pigs fly over the bay of pigs...

You shall remain a capitalist Ms. Piggy!

Anonymous said...

What's next?! How about Deep-fried U.S. flag