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Russia accuses USAID of trying to sway elections

Russia explained its decision to end the U.S. Agency for International Development’s two decades of work in Russia by saying Wednesday that the agency was using its money to influence elections — a claim the U.S. denied.

The U.S. State Department announced Tuesday that Russia has demanded USAID leave the country, a culmination of years […]


U.S. Allocates Funds for Destabilizing Ecuador, Writer Says

Many Ecuadorian organizations have received funds from the U.S. Department of State to destabilize the government of Rafael Correa, according to U.S. writer and researcher Eva Golinger.

Some of those groups are linked to the indigenous movement and receive the funds through agencies USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and the NED (National Endowment […]