RNC Files Four New Lawsuits Seeking State Dept. Records

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Four new lawsuits were filed Tuesday by the Republican National Committee (RNC) against the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for documents pertaining to Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State.

Human Rights NGOs dispute AP report on Cuba Democracy Program

Cuba's President Raul Castro, Commander of the Cuban Revolution Ramiro Valdes, and Cuba's Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, talk during at an event celebrating Revolution Day in Artemisa, Cuba. / AP

A Costa Rican human rights organization is disputing a report by the Associated Press (AP) this week that its activities in Cuba were covertly designed to foment a revolution against the communist government.

Fernando Murillo, founder and CEO of Fundacion Operacion GAYA Internacional (FundaOGI), accused the AP in a statement of “manipulat[ing]” information about the group’s HIV-prevention workshop in Cuba. The AP reported on Monday that the workshop was part of a “clandestine operation” overseen by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with the goal of “ginning up rebellion” on the island.