Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday called on President Joe Biden to help restore Internet access to Cuba after it was shut down by the communist regime amid protests that began in the island nation.
Since Sunday, thousands of Cubans have taken to the streets to protest against the communist government that has suffocated power for the past six years. The country is experiencing the worst economic crisis in decades.
“We definitely need to stand up to the communist dictatorship with the Cuban people,” DeSantis told a news conference in Miami on Thursday.
Republican Gov. Biden said he needs to “strengthen” aid to the island nation to get the Internet back.
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“The fact that the communist regimes are most afraid of is the truth. If we can help Cubans communicate with each other, if we can also communicate with the outside world, the truth will be important, and I think that truth will be decisive. be, ”DeSantis said. “So, Mr. President, now is the time to stand up and count.”
DeSantis insists that offshore and satellite technologies should be used to deliver any option, including internet service. One of the options he offers is to use balloons to connect or use the U.S. Embassy in Havana as a special point.
Demonstrations in support of the protesters took place in Florida, home to the country’s largest Cuban exile association.
Earlier this week, DeSantis suggested that Florida-based companies try to provide Internet access to Cuba. It has it too agreed The situation in America’s efforts to broadcast to the Soviet Union during the Cold War in Europe.
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How can the U.S. government or any other public or private entity maintain an uninterrupted Internet service.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the Biden administration did not immediately evaluate the proposals put forward by Florida officials.
“Well, the lack of internet access, as you know … is a huge problem in Cuba and very difficult for the Cuban population because they can have accurate information,” he said. “We’re really looking to see what needs to be done to address this, but I don’t have an assessment of that in terms of this explicit proposal.”