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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden views President Trump’s policies towards Cuba as a failure.
He said the policies implemented by the U.S. President had done nothing to advance democracy in the country and only serve to add hardship to the people within a neighboring country.
“I’d try to reverse the failed Trump policies that inflicted harm on Cubans and their families,” said Biden, adding that Trump “has done nothing to advance democracy and human rights; on the contrary, the crackdown on Cubans by the regime has gotten worse under Trump, not better.”
The former Vice President said if elected, he would reverse the Trump’s policies and return to the Obama-era policy of greater engagement with the Cuban government.
This time, he said he would pursue a policy of advancing the interests “and empowering the Cuban people to freely determine their own outcome, their own future.”
He emphasized human rights and said the “crackdown on Cubans by the regime had gotten worse under Trump, not better.”
“Like I did as vice president, I’d demand the release of all political prisoners, continue to be an advocate for human rights,” said Biden.
Additionally, Biden described Trump’s policy toward Venezuela, the South American country, “an abject failure” and said, “Maduro has gotten stronger.”
“Venezuelan people are worse off, living in one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. The country’s no closer to a free election, and Trump’s, Trump’s incoherent approach is alienating international partners,” said Biden.
Carol May, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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