United States to sanction perpetrators of crackdown on protests in Cuba

The U.S. Department of State has confirmed that it will take steps to determine how to prevent remittances from "falling into the hands of the oppressors" and to provide internet access to the island.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The U.S. government on Wednesday announced that it will implement sanctions against Cuban regime officials "responsible for the brutal repression" against protesters opposing the dictatorship, while it studies the steps to be taken to assist the Cuban people.

"We are going to focus on applying strong sanctions against regime officials responsible for the brutal repression," Tweeted Julie Chung, the acting assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.

She stressed that the members of the dictatorship who directed the violence "must be held accountable," and she will also . . .

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