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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) demanded on Monday that Joe Biden’s government “immediately” support the Cuban citizens who have been protesting against the Castro regime since Sunday.
“The American people stand squarely with the men and women of Cuba and their noble fight for liberty, and the Biden administration must unequivocally and forcefully tell the world as much – immediately,” he said in a statement.
Cruz, the son of Cuban immigrants, has been a staunch critic of Cuban policy and former President Barack Obama’s past rapprochement with the Castros.
“There’s no doubt the Communist Cuban regime will be consigned to the dustbin of history – where despots and dictators are not absolved for the suffering they inflicted on their citizens,” the Republican said in the letter.
Since Sunday, in an event that will go down in Cuba’s history, thousands of citizens haven taken the streets tired of the economic crisis that has been going on for more than 60 years and that worsened in the last two years after the arrival of the coronavirus to the island.
One of the chants shared in Twitter publications is heard the demonstrators shouting “Freedom, Freedom!”. The Texas senator affirmed that in the coming days Miguel Díaz-Canel will try to sharpen the repression against citizens critical of the dictatorship.
“The Cuban people have fought against the tyranny of the Communist regime for decades, and have taken to the streets demanding liberty. This regime has brutalized and denied freedom to generations of Cubans, forcing many including my family to flee or be murdered, and over the coming days will widen its violence to try to suppress the brave protesters in the streets,” Ted Cruz said in the statement.