HomeAMERICASenator Rubio Biden is urged to immediately provide Cubans with uncensored internet

Senator Rubio Biden is urged to immediately provide Cubans with uncensored internet

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Senator Marco Rubio outlined the steps the Biden administration could take immediately to give Cubans access to uncensored internet amid ongoing unrest between R-Fla State, anti-communist protesters and supporters of the country’s regime.

Cuba’s authoritarian leader Miguel Diaz-Canel has called on his supporters to provide weapons to fight anti-government protesters, as well as turn off the internet to suppress reports of recent protests and opposition.

In a letter to President Biden on Wednesday, Rubio asked the administration to provide Cuba with internet immediately, using American funds and resources.

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“I urge the administration to immediately authorize and allocate additional funds to provide the Internet to Cuba, using the available capacity of American innovation firms and easily available sources of funding. In addition, the administration through democracy to move to radio broadcasting, internet access and software support. Cuban Broadcasting Authority. “

Rubio said that now that pro-freedom protests have begun, the Cuban regime “has used a suffocating tool on the Internet to silence key voices of dissent, shut down the ability to coordinate protests and limit its ability to share with the Cuban people.” . world scenes of their brutal treatment at the hands of the regime. “

The senator also a video Biden identified four steps to help the Cubans immediately, providing an emergency connection in the first place.

He noted that similar measures were taken in 2017 by the previous administration to provide Puerto Rico with internet after Hurricane Maria cut off communication.

Rubio also asked the president to direct U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to convene a meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States and an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference Thursday, urging Biden to “speed up” and provide Cubans with access to the Internet.

While the governor was in the media on Wednesday, he suggested that communists in Florida try to provide Cuba with Internet access after the communist country shut down the internet to quell recent protests and protests.


“What does the mode do when you start seeing these pictures?” DeSantis said. “They’ve turned off the internet. They don’t want the truth to be revealed, they don’t want people to communicate.”

There were videos and pictures from Cuba demonstrating government violence against anti-communist protesters in the streets.

Biden issued a statement earlier this week, he said, “We are for the Cuban people and their clarity calls for freedom and deliverance from the tragic side of the Cold War and the decades of repression and economic suffering that the authoritarian regime of Cuba has faced.”

The White House did not respond to a request for comment from Acesparks that the administration was taking steps to restore the Internet to Cubans before the publication.

Acesparks reporter Andrew Mark Miller contributed to the news.

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