Thursday, August 03, 2006

U.S. Foreign Policy: U.S. drafts legislation to give $80 million to anti-Castro forces

Regnum News Agency reports -

On August 2, a draft bill was introduced to the Congress, which envisages a two-year $80mln support for democracy in Cuba, which is in reality financing anti-Castro forces. Thus, this is the way US legislators have reacted to Fidel Castro health condition after he underwent surgery and relinquished power to his brother Raul

Military.Com reports -

The White House and Congress, caught unaware by Fidel Castro's illness, prepared Wednesday for a possible showdown in Cuba as lawmakers drafted legislation that would give millions of dollars to dissidents who fight for democratic change.

"The message will be, 'The United States stands with you,' Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., one of the bill's authors, said in an interview. "Be ready to assert your independence."