Today, President Biden plans to announce sanctions on Cuban officials, taking unprecedented steps to hold Cuban officials accountable for human rights violations. President Biden has forcibly rebuked the Cuban regime, repeatedly reiterated the United States’ support for the Cuban people, condemned communism as a failed ideology, and has made it clear he will fight to protect human rights at home and abroad. Today’s announcement is the latest example of President Biden’s support for the Cuban people and his leadership on the world stage.
Today’s announcement marks a historic moment holding Cuban officials accountable for human rights violations.
Politico: “‘This is huge,’ said Sasha Tirador, a top Miami political operative who was briefed on the plans Wednesday night. ‘No administration has ever announced that they will hold each individual who violates human rights on the island of Cuba accountable.’”
Florida Congressman Darren Soto: “.@POTUS is demonstrating true leadership. By bringing increased internet access to the Island and holding individuals accountable for their human rights abuses, he is proving that the United States is committed to protecting the Cuban people. #SOSCuba”
The Biden administration has worked tirelessly to support the brave Cuban people who are peacefully protesting the decades of economic repression under Cuba’s communist regime.
Reuters: “U.S. says it is working with private sector and Congress on internet for Cuba”
Reuters: “White House will form working group to explore how people can send money to Cuba”
President Biden has forcibly rebuked the communist Cuban regime and reiterated the United States’ support for the Cuban people.
President Biden: “Communism is a failed system — a universally failed system.”
President Biden: “The United States stands firmly with the people of Cuba as they assert their universal rights.”
President Biden: “The United States calls on the Cuban regime to hear their people and serve their needs at this vital moment rather than enriching themselves.”