* The Biden administration imposed sanctions on Cuba’s defense minister and the communist nation’s special forces brigade for the repression of peaceful protests that broke out on the island last week.
* Last week, thousands of protestors filled the streets over frustrations with a crippled economy hit by food and power shortages.
* President Biden warned Cuba’s government that “this is just the beginning.”
WASHINGTON – The United States imposed sanctions on Cuba’s defense minister and the communist nation’s special forces brigade for the repression of peaceful protests that broke out on the island last week.
The sanctions mark the first steps by the Biden administration to apply pressure on the Cuban government as Washington faces calls to show greater support for the protesters.
President Joe Biden warned the Cuban government that there will be more to come. “This is just the beginning – the United States will continue to sanction individuals responsible for oppression of the Cuban people,” the president said in a statement Thursday.
Previously, Biden said the U.S. stands “firmly with the people of Cuba as they assert their universal rights.”
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