White House Issues Statement and Fact Sheet on U.S.-Cuba Relations
Today the White House issued a statement in response to the protests in Cuba last week. President Biden renewed his administration's commitment towards re-staffing the U.S. Embassy in Havana, working to find ways to reinstate remittances, and expanding access to Internet on the island. The White House's stance on Cuba also recognizes the importance of engaging the private sector and Cuban-American leaders to accomplish these goals. These are positive developments and include some of the policy recommendations we had presented to the U.S. Department of State recently. In addition to these measures, the U.S. Department of the Treasury added one Cuban individual and one Cuban entity directly involved in suppressing protestors to its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions list. (For a complete summary of today's announcements, read the Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Measures on Cuba here.)
The USCBC is in contact with the U.S. Department of State to advocate for a consultative process that includes private sector inputs. We will continue to monitor these measures and keep you posted of any further developments. Please contact the Executive Director of the USCBC, Renata Vasconcellos, at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The White House's full statement is reprinted below:
Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Continuing Crackdown in Cuba