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WORLD NEWSOCTOBER 18, 2019 / 3:56 PM / UPDATED 4 HOURS AGO
U.S. hits Cuba with new sanctions over human rights, Venezuela
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is imposing new sanctions on Cuba over its human rights record and its support for Venezuela’s government, the U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday.

In a statement, the department said it will restrict Cuba’s access to commercial aircraft by revoking existing licenses for aircraft leases to Cuban state-owned airlines and denying future applications for aircraft leases.

The United States will also expand sanctions to include more foreign goods containing U.S. content and impose additional restrictions on exports to the Cuban government, the statement said.

“This action by the Commerce Department sends another clear message to the Cuban regime – that they must immediately cease their destructive behavior at home and abroad,” U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in the statement.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez responded in a post on Twitter, denouncing the move as “additional economic blockade measures evidencing moral bankruptcy of an internationally isolated policy promoted by a corrupted government.”

In a separate statement, the U.S. State Department criticized Cuba for its detention of dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer, calling on Havana to disclose his whereabouts, treat him humanely and release him without condition.

Ferrer, a prominent figure who leads the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), was detained in Santiago de Cuba on Oct. 1 after a police raid on his home, which is also the group’s headquarters.

Cuba’s government does not typically discuss police activity, including the detention of dissidents, who Havana dismisses as provocateurs funded by the United States.

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And yet Saudi Arabia gets a pass.... Al Qaeda, ISIS, 9/11 I guess those are not as bad as Cuba's massive influence in the world. If Cuba had oil we would be licking their [email protected]!!s just like Saudi Arabia.
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And yet Saudi Arabia gets a pass.... Al Qaeda, ISIS, 9/11 I guess those are not as bad as Cuba's massive influence in the world. If Cuba had oil we would be licking their [email protected]!!s just like Saudi Arabia.
you could always go to the socialist paradise that is cuba?

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Don't want to go to Saudi Arabia either... Sanctioning Cuba is like the 49er's playing a team in wheelchairs. You get a win but....

I seriousness (not really this forums specialty) if you ARE serious about "Human Rights" there are a lot of countries much more repressive than Cuba. However for reasons not apparent we don't say anything about them??????
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