PT Law Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Gomez Talks US Democracy Promotion

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Friday, 11 April 2014 15:00

PT Law's Senior Policy Advisor, Dr. Andy Gomez, was interviewed and quoted in a recent Miami Herald story on U.S. democracy promotion programs:

“USAID may have some excellent programs around the world, but the problem here is that anything dealing with Cuba becomes politicized and in my opinion there was very little oversight of it,” said Andy Gomez, a retired University of Miami Cuba scholar and now senior policy adviser for Washington law firm Poblete Tamargo. The Associated Press reported last week that USAID established the network called ZunZuneo — Cuban slang for the sound of a hummingbird — as a text-messaging service that began gearing up in late 2009 and reached at least 40,000 subscribers before funding ran out in September 2012. USAID, however, says the number was around 68,000 at its peak.

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