World Cuba: Washington sanctions the Minister of Defense but warns that it is "only a beginning"
On Cuba, Biden Has Adopted Politically Inconvenient Maximum Pressure of Trump
"There is no question that Biden's continuation of the Trump policy and his walking back of his campaign promise to return to the diplomatic approach that Obama took has had a major impact on the Cuban people and the Cuban government," Vermont Law School assistant professor Jared Carter told Newsweek.Along with a blend of other domestic and international factors, they have helped to fuel economic woes that today have manifested in historic antigovernment protests across the Communist-led island nation.
The United States imposed on Thursday financial penalties at Cuban Defense Minister Alvaro Lopez Miera and a special unit of the Ministry of the Interior for the "repression" of the recent "peaceful and prémer democracy" in Cuba, while threatening new punitive measures.
"This is just a beginning. The United States will continue to sanction those responsible for oppression against the Cuban people," president Joe Biden in a statement, condemning "unambiguous mass arrests and the Simulacres of trials "targeting" those who dare to speak ".
It’s Time for Biden to Choose Between Starving Cubans and Votes in Florida
For its first six months in office, the Biden administration did its best to ignore Cuba, slogging through a seemingly endless policy review and responding to questions about it with campaign platitudes. The social unrest that broke out across the island last weekend illustrates how dangerous it is for U.S. policy to remain dead in the water, subordinated to domestic politics—Florida politics in particular. So far, President Joe Biden has left in place all the punishing economic sanctions imposed by President Donald Trump—sanctions candidate Biden denounced during the campaign—including a near-total prohibition on Cuban Americans’ ability to send remittances to family o
He promised to "put pressure on the plan so that he immediately releases the political prisoners unfairly detained, restores access to the Internet and allow Cubans to enjoy their fundamental rights".
"The Cuban people manifest for the fundamental and universal rights that their government must guarantee them," said US Secretary to the Treasury Janet Yellen in a statement, claiming that it would continue to apply the sanctions against the island for Support "their quest for democracy".
In the cries of "We are hungry", "down the dictatorship, events took place on July 11 on the communist island and continued sporadically the next day. At the end of these gatherings, who made a death and dozens of wounded, about a hundred people were arrested, according to various opposition organizations.
Beyond the penalties, Joe Biden confirmed that his government was considering authorizing money transfers from individuals to Cuba and is committed to increasing the workforce of the United States Embassy in Havana to "provide Consular services to Cubans "- which could result in US visas for those who wish to leave the country.
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Marion Smith: Marxist Black Lives Matter – here's why it supports Cuba's communists over the protesters .
The mass protests in Cuba are a clarifying thing – and not just about the brutal nature of that country’s communist regime. They have equally shown the true colors of Black Lives Matter.As the past few days have demonstrated, the supposed social justice group cares far more about advancing the red banner of Marxism than protecting Black and Brown people.