The US plans to help Cuba with better Internet, but at the same time add sanctions for the protests

He added that the United States is also working with the private sector and Congress to determine ways to make the Internet more accessible to the Cuban people.

In this regard, he specified that the Executive is “working with the private sector and with Congress, which, of course, has a great interest in all this to identify viable options.”

However, shortly before the White House spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, told reporters that the government is considering applying sanctions against island officials and is seeking international actors to join, the Sputnik news agency reported.

“The Department of the Treasury, through its Office for the Control of Foreign Assets, will continue to explore (the possibility) of designating (as subject to sanctions) Cuban officials responsible for violence, repression and human rights violations against peaceful protesters.” express.

Cuba, which has suffered from an economic and commercial blockade by the United States since 1961, aggravated during the recent administration of Donald Trump, was the scene of unusual anti-government protests due to the economic situation and the impact of the coronavirus.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel stressed days ago in an energetic speech that if the United States is concerned about Cubans, it should end the blockade.


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