Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the Biden administration to support widespread anti-communism protests in Cuba.
Writing for the American Center for Law and Justice, Pompeo noted that the policy of loosening restrictions on the Cuban regime was unproductive under the Obama administration. He urged Biden officials to avoid the same mistakes:
These protests are significant, and how the Biden Administration chooses to respond to them is of paramount importance to Cuba’s future. The Obama Administration, of which much of Team Biden was a part, sought to ease relations with the communist regime. It loosened restrictions on trade, telecommunications, and financial services, all of which made the Castro government and its cronies richer at the expense of the Cuban people. It normalized diplomatic relations with the regime, giving it a legitimacy that it could never have hoped to obtain in previous years. Top Obama officials even attended the funeral of Fidel Castro. And others on the Left, like Bernie Sanders,