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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:46 PM

Biden to announce sanctions on Cuban officials

Source: POLITICO

MIAMI — President Joe Biden on Thursday plans to slap targeted individual sanctions on Cuba regime officials, bucking the progressive voices in his own party who called for an end to the embargo.

Biden’s response to Cuba — which also includes measures to bring increased internet access to the island and calls for more international pressure on the totalitarian government — was outlined Wednesday night in a call with Democratic Cuban-American activists in Miami who had been calling for more action ever since the July 11 uprisings on the island.

But it’s the proposal to extend the targeted sanctions of the Magnitsky Act, originally passed in response to Russian government oppression and then extended to governments such as Venezuela, that has most encouraged activists who want more pressure on Cuba.


“This is huge,” said Sasha Tirador, a top Miami political operative who was briefed on the plans Wednesday night.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/22/biden-sanctions-cuba-500534

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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:55 PM

1. Magnitsky Act is a BFD. Thanks President Biden!!

"But it’s the proposal to extend the targeted sanctions of the Magnitsky Act, originally passed in response to Russian government oppression and then extended to governments such as Venezuela, that has most encouraged activists who want more pressure on Cuba."

I remember when The Magnitsky Act was passed damned near unanimously.

It always left Suspicions of those who voted NO that day, & their ties to the nations we've now targeted.

This situation with the corrupted Cuban govt is exactly what Magnitsky was created for.

Biden has preferred a broader long lasting plan for Cuba, but Magnitsky will accomplish a lot in the interrum.



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