Just the Facts: Debunking the Debunkers at UM's Cuba Transition Project http://thehavananote.com/2010/04/just_the_facts_debunking_the_d_1.html
After 10 years of traveling to Cuba and studying our policy toward the island, I’ve developed strong opinions on both. But to keep myself honest, I continually read what the “other half” thinks, and challenge myself not only to admit points of agreement, but to question my own accumulated conclusions.
Yet, often I feel like some folks just aren’t interested in an honest debate. After reading the latest brief from the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, it was like a bad movie: I wanted my money back. The Institute publishes briefs under its “Information Service of the Cuba Transition Project,” a project underwritten by you and me, the American taxpayer, through USAID.