Progressives Call on Biden to Lift U.S. Embargo on Cuba as Thousands Protest Critical Shortages | Common Dreams News

Progressives in the U.S. and around the world on Monday demanded the Biden administration lift the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba and hundreds of sanctions on the country after thousands of Cubans protested the country’s economic crisis, which has been worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic.

As The Economist reported earlier this month, food exports from the U.S. to Cuba, which imports about 70% of its food and relies heavily goods exported from the U.S., recently reached their lowest level since 2002. 

Last month, The Intercept reported that the decades-long U.S. trade embargo against Cuba as well as sanctions imposed by the Trump administration and kept in place by President Joe Biden has kept Cuba from accessing “critical foreign-made medical supplies to treat its own population” during the pandemic, even as Cuba sent more than 2,000 medical professionals to help fight the global crisis in other countries. 

Progressives Call on Biden to Lift U.S. Embargo on Cuba as Thousands Protest Critical Shortages | Common Dreams News