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United States imposes new sanctions on Cuba after wave of protests on Communist island – 22/07/2021 – World – KSU

United States imposes new sanctions on Cuba after wave of protests on Communist island – 22/07/2021 – World – KSU
The US government announced on Thursday (22) new sanctions against Cuba following the protests against the island's communist regime that erupted on t

The US government announced on Thursday (22) new sanctions against Cuba following the protests against the island’s communist regime that erupted on the 11th.This is President Joe Biden’s first concrete move to pressure the Cuban communist regime, in response to demands from lawmakers and the Cuban community in the United States to show support for the protests.On the other hand, US politicians told Reuters news agency that the government was also looking for ways to ease Cuba’s suffocation while keeping the Communist regime under pressure.The United States is also working with the private sector and with Congress to seek ways to make the internet more accessible on Cuban soil, the US State Department spokesman said, urging island authorities to fully restore the internet, which had been cut after the protests.

Biden had promised during the 2020 presidential campaign to overturn some of the anti-Cuban policies of the Donald Trump administration, but Thursday’s announcement shows little appetite to resume the rapprochement, which had been attempted under the Obama era.According to the US Treasury Department website, sanctions were imposed on a Cuban security official and an Interior Ministry brigade for human rights violations during the crackdown on protests, the largest on record in Cuba for decades.

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