LatinNews Daily - 08 February 2021

Biden administration considers changes to US Cuba policy

Cuba: In a press briefing held on 28 January, White House press secretary Jen Psaki commented on possible changes to US foreign policy regarding Cuba under the US administration led by President Joe Biden. In response to a question as to whether the Biden administration plans to turn back restrictions imposed by the previous administration led by former president Donald Trump (2017-2021), Psaki confirmed that the Biden government “will review the Trump administration’s policies” regarding Cuba. She further highlighted that the new government’s Cuba policy is governed by two principles: “First, support for democracy and human rights” which “will be at the core of our efforts”, and second, support for “Americans, especially Cuban-Americans” who “are the best ambassadors for freedom in Cuba”. Back in September 2020 Biden had said that “I’d try to reverse the failed Trump policies, they inflicted harm on Cubans and their families … [and] have done nothing to advance democracy and human rights”.

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