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Cuba-US Relations / ZunZuneo Program #1065277

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 03, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The government’s secret ZunZuneo program aimed at bringing regime change to Cuba examined; details given about how Cubans were enticed to join a social network called ZunZuneo that was created by the USAID relief agency. [Former Senate foreign relations analyst Fulton ARMSTRONG†- comments on the secrecy.] [USAID ambassador Rajiv SHAH†- notes their work is sometimes carried out discreetly to keep people safe.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY†- says this is not a program USAID should be involved with.] Reactions from Cubans Claudia Garcia & Belquiz Hernandez‡ and the potential impact on the future of USAID contractor Alan Gross, who is jailed in Cuba, noted.

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea

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