Dem Rep. McGovern: Trump Reversed Obama's Cuba Easing, 'And as a Result, We See Increased Suffering on the Island'

Dem Rep. McGovern: Trump Reversed Obama's Cuba Easing, 'And as a Result, We See Increased Suffering on the Island'


On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) stated that when former President Barack Obama softened American policy towards Cuba, “people were sending more remittances to their families. You saw people supporting small businesses that were growing in Cuba. You saw more political space, a strengthening of civil society.” But former President Donald Trump “turned everything back, and as a result, we see increased suffering on the island.”

McGovern said that the Cuban government should respect the right of the Cuban people to protest against the problems on the island, free protesters they have arrested, and restore Internet access.

He added that the Biden administration should recognize, as the Obama administration did, “that our policy toward Cuba, for the last many decades, has been a miserable failure. This economic embargo, these sanctions that we have put in place have hurt average Cubans. They haven’t hurt

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