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‘Cuban’ media with toxic information

The script of a soft coup against Cuba is supported by the so-called “independent media” funded by the U.S., the local press reported today.

 

The links between U.S. funding structures and people working for sites such as ADN Cuba, Periodismo de Barrio (The Neighbourhood Press) and Diario de Cuba (Cuba Daily) were exposed by the Cuban national television.

“Nine people working for these types of web portals took part in the recent protests in front of the island’s Ministry of Culture (Mincult) in order to disclose what was happening there”, it is pointed out in the video.

The TV news program described what happened in front of the institution on January 27th as a media show and underlined that the real intention of those who gathered there was to create chaos and instability and to transmit this image across social networks.

The press of the island showed a video in which Nelson Julio Álvarez, who works for the site ADN Cuba, admits receiving between $150 and $200 in order to disclose the protest against the state-run entity.

In the video published on the Facebook group Telescopio Cubano (Cuban Telescope), Álvarez himself provided details of his coverage of the counter-revolutionary actions and how he was paid.

According to Cuba Money Project, the website in question, managed from the United States, received $410,710 last year through the United States Agency for International Development (Usaid).

The television agencies on the island alleged that these sites seek to “destroy, poison the environment” because their owners don’t live in Cuba and “the country means just business to them”.

In this sense, the national newscast pointed out that these events are linked to the script of a soft coup that wants to be applied to the largest part of the Antilles through social media networks. The United States recently reported spending more than $261 million on subversive projects against Cuba, from 1990 until this year.

Cuba Money Project guarantees that more than $124 million were allocated to what was described as “democratic participation and civil society”, around £38 million went towards “the issue of human rights” and $25 million were spent on “media and free flow of information”. (PL)

(Translated by Cristina Popa – Email: cristinapopa83@hotmail.co.uk; gcpopa83@gmail.com) – Photos: Pixabay

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