The Cuba Lobby

"The Citizens for Liberty in Cuba is using Washington, D.C.-based Griesinger Assocs. to 'promote policies to aid in bringing democracy' to the island," reports O'Dwyer's PR Online. The CLC's former director is Otto Reich, a leading figure in the Iran/Contra scandal whose Office of Public Diplomacy ran the Reagan administration's covert disinformation campaign related to the war in Central America in the 1980s. Reich was recently sworn in as the Bush administration's assistant secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs. According to Washington Representatives 2001, Reich is president of the Washington-based "strategic planning firm" RMA International, Inc. Working for RMA, Reich lobbied for Bacardi-Martini, Lockheed Martin, Marriott, Mobil Latin America & Caribbean, and Telegate. BATMark, British American Tobacco China, and Kellogg Brown and Root are also listed as RMA clients.