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Biden Sanctions Cuban Government, Says It’s ‘Just the Beginning’

President Biden announced new sanctions on a Cuban official and a government entity in response to anti-government protests that took place in Cuba on July 11th. Announcing the measure, Biden said it is “just the beginning.”

The sanctions targeted the Cuban defense minister and the National Special Brigade of Cuba’s Interior Ministry, which Biden accused of being behind a “crackdown” on Cuban protesters. “This is just the beginning — the United States will continue to sanction individuals responsible for oppression of the Cuban people,” Biden said.

In the wake of the protests, there are growing calls for Biden to end the decades-old trade embargo on Cuba or at least ease some sanctions. The trade embargo is one of the best examples of how US sanctions don’t achieve Washington’s stated foreign policy goals but instead hurts the civilian population of the target country. Over 60 years later, the same government is in power in Havana, and ordinary Cubans are suffering.