“We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba’s authoritarian regime,” President Joe Biden said in a statement Monday.
“The Cuban people are bravely asserting fundamental and universal rights. Those rights, including the right of peaceful protest and the right to freely determine their own future, must be respected,” the president added.
Biden called on the Cuban regime to “hear their people and serve their needs at this vital moment.”
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‘We stand with the Cuban people’ – Biden backs protesters, urges regime to respect their rights https://t.co/GiUm4Rgok0
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