Groups say US political work in Cuba hurt aid work

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In this July 11, 2014, photo, Manuel Barbosa, 25, shows a tattoo of his “Revolution” cultural group during an interview with The Associated Press in Santa Clara, Cuba. Fernando Murillo contacted Barbosa, a founder of the group, while working on a clandestine operation by the Obama administration that dispatched Latin American youth to Cuba under the cover of health and civic programs to provoke unrest. Barbosa said he was initially open to collaboration with the foreigners but was never told they were working for the U.S. "They presented themselves as a non-governmental organization," Barbosa said. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. program in Cuba that secretly used an HIV-prevention workshop for political activism was assailed Monday by international public health officials and members of Congress who declared that such clandestine efforts put health programs at risk around the world.


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