After years of latent tensions, Cubans have taken to the streets to protest against food shortages, high prices and the Communist regime. At least 140 have been reported missing or detained, and one was killed during the protests.
” AT President Biden“The United States is actively pursuing measures that will both support the Cuban people and hold the Cuban regime to account,” Chung tweeted.
Chung echoed what the White House press secretary Jen Psaki during yesterday’s press conference, including the establishment of a remittances working group to ensure that remittances – the practice of Americans transferring money to their Cuban relatives – ends up in the hands of the Cuban people and not in the hands of the regime.
But in addition to increasing Embassy staff in Cuba and speeding up requests for humanitarian or medical supplies, Chung spoke of holding Cuban officials accountable.
“We will focus on the application severe penalties at regime officials responsible for the brutal crackdown, ”Chung tweeted. “Cuban officials responsible for violence, repression and human rights violations against peaceful protesters in Cuba must be held accountable. “