(UnitedVoice.com) – In Cuba, the island’s communist dictatorship has cracked down on dissenters and anti-regime protesters. Now the US Senate is coming to the rescue.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 11, 2021
During the Senate’s overnight session on August 11-12, Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced an amendment to the Democrats’ $3.5-trillion budget reconciliation bill to provide uncensored internet access to the protesters. They both said the amendment will create a revenue-neutral fund to pay for getting Cuba back online. Rubio also said, “the regime’s repression makes clear the need to act now,” highlighting the regime violence that killed at least one Cuban protester and put hundreds more in jail. Scott added, “the time for President Biden to review his policy towards Cuba is over.”
Meanwhile, the Cuban communists denounced the amendment. Foreign minister Bruno Parilla said on his Twitter account – which, as he’s a senior communist, isn’t censored – that the amendment was an act of “aggression.” He claimed the US sanctions on the regime are the real obstacle to the Cuban people’s “free and sovereign” internet access.
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