Almost $11 million were paid to US lawmakers – Republicans and Democrats – to support Washington’s aggressive policy against Cuba in the US Congress.
Granma newspaper gives details on Tuesday of a report released by the American non-partisan organization Public Campaign in which it reveals the names and amounts received by representatives and senators in Capitol Hill.
According to the report, the man providing the money is Mauricio Clever-Carone, a Cuban-Italian of the extreme right who presides over a committee registered in Washington as the US-Cuba Pac, which represents the interests of the Miami-based organization ‘Council for the Freedom of Cuba’, comprised of a group of millionaires of Cuban origin led by Remedios Diaz Oliver, a businesswoman in Miami who was accused years ago of federal tax evasion.
The list of lawmakers receiving money to maintain the hostile policy against Cuba is long and it includes Democrats and Republicans. It is headed by Lincoln Diaz Balart (R-Fl), who received $366,964; his brother Mario Diaz Balart (R-Fl) with $364,176; Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fl) with $240,050; and Republican senator John McCain with $183,415. All the others on the list are Democrats.
Cuban Agency News
La Agencia Cubana de Noticias (ACN) es una división de la Agencia de Información Nacional (AIN) de Cuba fundada el 21 de mayo de 1974.