Scott: Biden Easing Cuban Sanctions 'Sickening'

Scott: Biden Easing Cuban Sanctions 'Sickening'

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
May 16, 2022

This week, the Biden administration announced that it would be easing sanctions against Cuba. Reversing Trump-era sanctions, the Biden administration is moving forward in establishing an Obama-era relationship with Cuba, which has angered Republican lawmakers. In response, Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) issued a statement against the administration's decision. Calling the move "sickening," Scott vowed to "hold relevant nominees until it's reversed."

Scott criticized the president's alleged "appeasement of the illegitimate communist Cuban regime," calling it "disgusting." Citing that the Biden administration argues that easing sanctions would help the Cuban people, Scott instead argues that this is not the case. Scott said that the Biden administration has "done NOTHING to secure the freedom of political prisoners like José Daniel Ferrer, who are subjected to physical and psychological torture in an attempt to end their life."

In moving forward with easing sanctions, Scott accused President Biden of "bowing to the demands of a murderous regime instead of standing for democracy and human rights."

"This nothing but an idiotic attempt to return to Obama’s failed appeasement policies and clear sign of support for the evil regime," Scott added, asserting that "this appeasement cannot stand and I will do everything in my  power to fight it every single day."

Similarly, reports indicated indicated this week that the United States has authorized for an American business to finance and invest in a private business in Cuba. The decision was made last week, which involves a company led by John Kavulich, the president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, to invest in a small private business in Cuba's service sector.

In a statement, Kavulich informed that the amount that will be invested is going to total less than $25,000, and Kavulich commented that "now others can seek to benefit  from the precedent the license established."

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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