Biden considers US intervention in Cuba as protests spread

15:36, 16 July 2021
Biden considers US intervention in Cuba as protests spread Photo: Ronen Tivony/Keystone Press Agency

The President of the US Joe Biden stated that the US is exploring the issue of whether to assist the protestors in Cuba that are rioting in the streets.

The situation in Cuba was among the discussed topics during the meeting of Joe Biden and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Amid the meeting the US President said:

"They've cut off access to the internet. We're considering whether we have the technology to reinstate that access."

Part of the international community including the US believe that these blackouts are orchestrated by the Cuban government itself to stop the spread of protests through social media campaigns.

It is reported that the blackouts combined with high inflation, covid crisis, and economical blockade have made the lives of ordinary people miserable as they stand in line for full blocks to purchase whatever they can find at stores. 

Previously Biden said that Cuba is a failed state that represses its own people and informed that the US is researching further action.

"There are a number of things we are considering doing to help the people of Cuba, but that would require a different circumstance or a guarantee that they would not be taken advantage of by the government," Biden stated.

The President also added that the US does not currently plan on sending vaccines to Cuba. According to the President, an international aid organization must first ensure that the vaccines will be delivered to ordinary citizens and not the ruling communist class.

Meanwhile, the Cuban government blames the protests on US-backed forces whose single aim, according to Cuban officials, is to destabilize the situation in the country.