July 21, 2021 July 21, 2021
The Administration of President Joe Biden announced this Wednesday that it will impose sanctions against the officials of the Cuban dictatorship responsible for the repression against the peaceful protests of July 11.
““ We will focus on applying strong sanctions to the regime officials responsible for the brutal repression. Cuban officials responsible for the violence, repression, and human rights violations against peaceful protesters in Cuba must be held accountable, ”said Undersecretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, Julie Chung, through a Twitter thread in which she detailed other measures. to be adopted by the US government.
“We will focus on applying strong sanctions to the regime officials responsible for the brutal repression. Cuban officials responsible for the violence, repression and human rights violations against peaceful protesters in Cuba must be held accountable, ”he said.
Likewise, Chung assured that the United States “will intensify diplomatic engagement with regional and international partners to support the aspirations of the Cuban people. We must collectively condemn the violence and repression against the Cuban people for claiming freedom, “he urged the international community.
The senior State Department official reported that they are “looking for ways to increase staffing in a safe manner” at their embassy in Cuba “to facilitate diplomatic, consular and civil society participation.” “A strong and well-staffed embassy is vital to our efforts to support the Cuban people,” he said.
Meanwhile, he also announced that with the private sector and the US Congress they are working “to identify ways to make the Internet more accessible for the Cuban people.”
Finally, regarding the humanitarian situation, Julie Chung highlighted that “in 2020 alone, US companies exported 176 million dollars in goods to Cuba, including food and medicine.”
In addition, he announced that they will expedite any request to export humanitarian or medical supplies to the people of Cuba, and encouraged international international allies to increase humanitarian assistance to Cubans.
Finally, he reported that they have created a working group on remittances to determine a mechanism that prevents remittances sent to Cubans “from falling into the hands of the oppressors”, but rather from going “directly into the pockets of the Cuban people.”
At President Biden’s direction, the United States is actively pursuing measures that will both support the Cuban people and hold the Cuban regime accountable:
– Julie Chung (@WHAAsstSecty) July 21, 2021