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The Center for a Free Cuba is a Washington, DC-based Cuban democracy organization. It states that it is "is an independent, non-partisan institution dedicated to promoting human rights and a transition to democracy and the rule of law on the island. Established in November 1997, the Center gathers and disseminates information about Cuba and Cubans to the media, NGOs, and the international community. The Center also assists the people of Cuba through its information outreach and humanitarian programs on the island."[1]

Among the organization's activities it supports the France-based non-governmental group Reporters Without Borders. Reporters Without Borders also receives funding from George Soros and numeorus other NGOs. [2]

In 2008, USAID suspended finance for its Cuba programs while it investigated embezzlement at the Center for a Free Cuba[3] The Center's Executive Director reported the embezzlement to USAID and an employee of the Center was subsequently imprisoned for two and half years for stealing from the Center.[4]


  1. ^ About Us, Center for a Free Cuba
  2. ^ Reporters Without Borders Unmasked, Counterpunch, 17 May 2005
  3. ^ Washington Post
  4. ^ Associated Press


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