Cubans are in a precarious position. Days ago, Cubans made headlines for protesting against a 62-year-long communist regime; this regime has led to starvation, tyranny, lack of free speech, lack of voting rights, and more. Cubans are now standing up and saying no more.
Like all communist dictatorships, the Cuban government is more than eager to maintain control. This is why some Cubans are now being murdered for daring to protest; it’s also why the Cuban communist regime is depriving its own people of food, water, internet access, electricity, and more.
Many Americans have expressed support for Cuba in a variety of fashions. However, one of the best displays of support can come in the form of restoring resources to Cuba. This is why Republicans are now pressing President Biden to act and get internet access back to the Cuban people, as Fox News confirms.
Republicans on Biden and Getting Internet Access to Cubans
On Thursday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a Miami press conference to discuss the events in Cuba. After pointing out that the Cuban communist dictatorship intentionally shut off internet to halt the flow of information, the Florida governor declared that Biden must help Cubans communicate by restoring their internet access.
The one thing that communist regimes fear the most is the truth. If we’re able to help the people of Cuba communicate amongst themselves and to the outside world, the truth will prevail. I am calling on President Biden to step up and help provide internet to the Cuban people. pic.twitter.com/pFJCkFJYGk
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) July 15, 2021
DeSantis also cited the various methods that Biden can employ to get Cubans’ internet access back. Some examples include satellite technology and offshore technology. Connectivity via ballons and using Havana’s U.S. Embassy as a hotspot point are also other alternatives.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio also joined DeSantis in urging Biden to restore internet connectivity to Cuba. Rubio explained that the current president can use U.S. firms and various funding resources so that Cubans are able to access the internet again.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 16, 2021
Rubio also declared that emergency connectivity is one of the initial steps Biden needs to take to get internet access up and running again in Cuba.
Will President Biden Take the Necessary Action?
As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has pointed out, time is a critical factor for Cubans right now. The ability to communicate also plays an essential role in the Cuban people’s quest for liberty and freedom; this is why the Cuban communist government shut down internet connectivity.
The big picture on #Cuba is that the regime is still alive,but it has been fatally wounded
An irreversible breach now exists between them & the people as evidenced by a growing list of prominent artists announcing they will no longer participate in government activities pic.twitter.com/KzZ3kPN78b
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 15, 2021
According to Sen. Rubio, he’s been in direct talks with the Biden White House in regards to getting internet access up and running again in Cuba. Furthermore, the Florida Republican senator confirmed that he spoke with various companies that can make this happen also.
Time is ultimately going to reveal whether or not President Biden takes the necessary and right action in a situation such as this.
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