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After news spread Thursday about a U.S. program designed to undermine the Cuban government, many online began speculating whether the U.S. was doing the same in other countries.
An investigation by the Associated Press revealed the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) financed and operated a Twitter-like text messaging service for Cubans that would elude government control with the purpose of fueling political dissent in the country. The communications project, called ZunZuneo, lasted more than 2 years and attracted tens of thousands of subscribers, mostly young people.
Some questioned how many other programs in Cuba had a similar objective, while a few wondered whether the U.S. was playing a similar role in Venezuela – a country still experiencing unrest after protests against the government broke out in early 2014.