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BLM Puts Blame On America For Cuban People’s Woes

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Amid protests by thousands of Cubans fed up with their oppressive communist government, the Black Lives Matter movement blamed the American government for the island nation’s economic woes. 

In an official statement originally posted on Instagram, the group claimed that the sanctions imposed on Cuba is the reason for their hardship. BLM even gave praise to the despots in Havana for their revolutionary efforts.

“Black Lives Matter condemns the U.S Federal Government’s inhumane treatment of Cubans and urges it to immediately lift the economic embargo. This cruel and inhumane policy, instituted with the explicit intention of destabilizing the country and undermining Cuban’s right to choose their own government, is at the heart of Cuba’s current crisis,” the group stated.

“Since 1962, the United States has forced pain and suffering on the people of Cuba by cutting off food, medicine and supplies, costing the tiny island nation an estimated $30 billion,” they continued.

“The people of Cuba are being punished by the U.S. government because the country has maintained its commitment to sovereignty and self-determination. United States leaders have tried to crush this Revolution for decades. Instead of international amity, respect and goodwill, the U.S. government has only instigated suffering for the country’s 11 million people – of which 4 million are Black or Brown,” they added.

The post was widely criticized by a number of Republicans including Ted Cruz, whose father was born and raised in Cuba but moved to the United States in 1957 to attend the University of Texas at Austin.

“It has brutalized & denied freedom to generations of Cubans, and forced my family & so many others to flee. The American people stand squarely with the men & women of Cuba and their noble fight for liberty,” Cruz posted via twitter.

Giancarlo Sopo, former President Trump’s communication strategist, also chimed in to express his disdain for BLM’s instagram posts.

“Despite the Cuban dictatorship’s murdering and beating of protestors (many of them Black), BLM’s statement on Cuba…condemns the U.S., praises the Castro regime, and makes no mention of the atrocities being committed by the dictatorship,” Sopo stated.

Information is still being censored by the Cuban government right now so we have limited knowledge of the situation in the communist-controlled nation right now. The people of Cuba are doing their best however, to shout out for help from the United States and the rest of the world. As much as the U.S. wants to lift sanctions and even send them aid, their government has reiterated through their actions, that they would rather choose to see their citizens starve to death than trust America.

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