Biden lifts part of Trump’s toughest sanctions on Cuba


These are several measures by which migrants and their families living on the island, above all, are punished

A family of tourists enjoy the beach in Varadero, Cuba.
A family of tourists enjoy the beach in Varadero, Cuba.ramen espinosaAP
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the government of America has decided to lift some of the most stringent restrictions that Donald Trump Applied against the Cuban Revolution in Migration and Remittance. These are several measures that punish island-dwelling migrants and their families, above all, who white House planned to be canceled from the opening of Joe Biden But the social rebellion of 11J last year has been delayed.

In this way, the limit of one thousand dollars per quarter applicable to remittances from abroad will be suspended and commercial flights to various cities of the island will be resumed and not only HavanaSo far, the State Department went further in a statement.

The family reunification program will also be restored, for which consular services in the Cuban capital will be rehabilitated. Closed in 2016, the event went off the air 22,000 requests a month Cuban citizens with relatives in the US. Agreements in force since the last century, established to end the historical crisis of rafters, establish 20,000 visas per year.

Washington will also allow group travel for educational and business exchanges, which began during the administration-promoted thaw. Barack Obama,

“With these actions we seek to support Cuban independence aspirations and greater economic opportunities so that they can lead a successful life at home. We demand the immediate release of political prisoners from the Cuban government to respect Cuba’s fundamental freedoms. people and that allows the Cuban people to determine their own future,” specified state DepartmentWhich has announced these measures amid a wave of Cuban migrants arriving every day at the border with Mexico.

“There was a lot of discontent among Cuban-Americans who supported Biden, because it was one of the campaign promises they expected to be fulfilled in the short term. This caused a lot of internal debate in the South in exile. Florida, Certainly the hard line is to criticize the Biden administration, but for the liberal wing, which are Democrats, it was a reason to question the White House,” political scientist tells EL Mundo. Mara Puerta RiraProfessor of US Government in Florida.

“The situation before Trump returns. They respond to humanitarian demands for widespread support inside and outside the island. But time They choose after and before the approval of the penal code America’s summitIt’s terrible”, emphasizes the historian armando chaguacedaThose who lack much support for independent businessmen and activists on the island.

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