The radical left of the Democratic Party has not commented on the protests in Cuba, which have been taking place since Sunday. The show of solidarity and support to the Cuban citizens has been given, mostly, by members of the Republican Party.
For example, Bernie Sanders, who is an advocate of the policies promoted by the Castro regime, has not made any comment on the citizen demonstrations against socialism.
But Sanders’ silence is not surprising. The Democrat has said without complexes that he agrees with the Cuban regime. In February 2020, during an interview picked up by CNN, Sanders assured that Fidel Castro “educated” Cubans, something he considers “good.”
“There were a lot of folks in Cuba at that point who were illiterate. He formed the literacy brigade. (Castro) went out and they helped people learn to read and write. You know what, I think teaching people to read and write is a good thing,” Sanders said.
However, the Vermont senator is not the only one who remains unspoken about the Cuban protests. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who endorsed Sanders in his presidential race, has also not spoken out about what happened in Cuba.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden, has expressed his support for Cubans in demanding freedom.
“The United States stands firmly with the people of Cuba as they assert their universal rights, and we call on the government to refrain from violence or attempts to silence the voice of the people of Cuba,” said Biden.
Despite Biden’s statements, that position was affected minutes later, when he announced on Monday that he was lifting sanctions against the regime of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela, a partner of Castroism.
Protests in Cuba
Since Sunday, protests have been registered in Cuba demanding freedom. Several users of social networks reported yesterday massive demonstrations. They have been supported by members of the Republican Party.
In that sense, Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar described the demonstrations as something never seen before. “The people of #Cuba have taken to the streets. Tens of thousands are protesting throughout the island. We’ve never seen anything like this before. The Cuban people are determined to be free. #SOSCuba,” Salazar said on Twitter.