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Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Continues To Demonize, Blame The U.S. For Suffering On Cuba

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2021/07/08: U. S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during press conference on expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) at Ted Weiss Federal Building. U. S. Congress expanded the CTC in March of 2021 as part of the American Rescue Plan, so that families could get more relief and help. The first advanced checks will be sent to families on Thursday, July 15. The checks will be $250-300 per child, and families will receive these checks every month for the rest of 2021. Senator Charles Schumer, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jerry Nadler urged people with qualified children to apply for that money. Qualified children are children with valid Social Security Number regardless of the status of their parents.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continued to demonize the United States late last week for the pain and suffering that the Cuban people are experiencing at the hands of the communist dictatorship that controls the island.

In a clip posted online, Ocasio-Cortez said that the U.S. embargo on Cuba, which has lasted for over 60 years, has contributed to the suffering of the people on the island.

“Last month, uh, once again, the, uh, the U.N. voted overwhelmingly, uh, to call on the United States to lift its embargo on Cuba, and the United States was one of the only, uh, countries that voted no,” she complained.

“The embargo, the U.S. embargo, is absurdly cruel, and like other U.S. policies, particularly other U.S. policies targeting Latin Americans and Latinos, the cruelty is the point,” she claimed without evidence. “And I outright reject the Biden administration’s defense of the embargo, where they say or they have said that they wanted to maintain the bar, the embargo, as it is a source of leverage and pressure, there is no way where it is acceptable for us to use cruelty as a, as a point of leverage against every day people, period. Whether it’s our border, or whether it’s the U.S. embargo on Cuba, the cruelty is the point.”

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Ocasio-Cortez weighed in on the protests in Cuba late last week by appearing to blame all the suffering that the Cuban people have experienced over decades on the U.S. and only criticizing Cuba’s government for their actions in response to the protests that broke out last weekend.

“We are seeing Cubans rise up and protest for their rights like never before,” she said. “We stand in solidarity with them, and we condemn the anti-democratic actions led by President Diaz-Canel. The suppression of the media, speech and protest are all gross violations of civil rights.”

“We also must name the U.S. contribution to Cuban suffering: our sixty-year-old embargo,” she continued. “Last month, once again, the U.N. voted overwhelmingly to call on the United States to lift its embargo on Cuba. The embargo is absurdly cruel and, like too many other U.S. policies targeting Latin Americans, the cruelty is the point. I outright reject the Biden administration’s defense of the embargo. It is never acceptable for us to use cruelty as a point of leverage against every day people.”

TRANSCRIPT:

REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (D-NY): Now, the other piece of this is the U.S. administration. And what’s extraordinarily important for us to communicate as well is you, is you, is the actions and U.S. contributions to the suffering of Cubans on the island as well. And that is directly related to the embargo, the U.S. embargo, economic embargo, that is, that is, frankly, uh, has been in place for over 60 years. Last month, uh, once again, the, uh, the U.N. voted overwhelmingly, uh, to call on the United States to lift its embargo on Cuba, and the United States was one of the only, uh, countries that voted no. The embargo, the U.S. embargo, is absurdly cruel, and like other U.S. policies, particularly other U.S. policies targeting Latin Americans and Latinos, the cruelty is the point. And I outright reject the Biden administration’s defense of the embargo, where they say or they have said that they wanted to maintain the bar, the embargo, as it is a source of leverage and pressure, there is no way where it is acceptable for us to use cruelty as a, as a point of leverage against every day people, period. Whether it’s our border, or whether it’s the U.S. embargo on Cuba, the cruelty is the point.

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