US Dep. of State Slams 9 Cuban Officials with Visa Restrictions
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the US State Department has imposed visa restrictions on nine Cuban officials allegedly involved in repressing the Cuban people with silence.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Tuesday that the US has imposed visa restrictions on 9 Cuban officials, claiming that they were implicated in "attempts to silence the voices of the Cuban people through repression and unjust detentions."
The nine high-ranking officials include members of the Ministry of Interior and Revolutionary Armed Forces.
The Secretary of State also alleged that the US is utilizing its diplomatic and economic tools in order to "push for the release of political prisoners."
Rodriguez: Washington attempting to destabilize Cuba
On November 10, the Cuban Foreign Minister accused Twitter and Facebook of manipulating their algorithms to portray protests in the country as a mass uprising.
In October, Cuba's Communist Party revealed new evidence regarding ties between organizers of an unconstitutional demonstration by Cuban opposition groups, and terrorist groups operating from the US.
Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel had confirmed that US diplomatic representatives are meeting with counterrevolution members at the US embassy in Havana and are providing them with technical, logistical, and financial support.
He added that the US embassy in Cuba "has been taking an active role in efforts to subvert the internal order" of the country.
In July, the US Treasury announced imposing sanctions through its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), targeting the Cuban Defense Minister Alvaro Lopez Miera and the National Special Brigade.