Washington has imposed new sanctions on Cuba’s national police force and its two top officials, claiming they led a crackdown on recent protests.

Iran PressAmerica: Announced by the Treasury Department on Friday, the new sanctions targeted Cuba’s National Revolutionary Police, as well as its director Oscar Callejas and his deputy Eddy Sierra, claiming they worked to “suppress peaceful, pro-democratic protests in Cuba” that erupted earlier this month. 

Biden accused the Havana government of “repressing their citizens.” He said that his administration “was considering ways to force open internet restrictions in Cuba.”

The Cuban president said in response, “If President Joseph Biden had sincere humanitarian concern for the Cuban people, he could eliminate the 243 measures implemented by President Donald Trump, including the more than 50 cruelly imposed during the pandemic, as a first step toward ending the blockade.” 


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