Senate Panel Approves Cuba Resolution Supporting Protests

A resolution supporting Cubans protesting the island’s Communist regime was approved unanimously by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and will move next to the Senate floor for approval by the full body.

We condemn “the Cuban government’s violent response to the thousands of Cuban citizens who have taken to the streets to peacefully call for respect for basic human rights and the end of the dictatorship in Cuba,” the committee said a statement.

Thousands of Cubans poured into the streets two weeks ago to demonstrate against the island’s Communist government, the biggest protests since Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, triggered by a shortage of food and medicine supplies. 

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