Wed. Dec 8th, 2021

Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, Brendan Carr, on Sunday said the United States should help prevent a Cuban regime Internet shutdown ahead of planned protests in the country on Monday. Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across the country this week as part of the “Civic March for Change” to demand greater political freedom and the release of jailed political activists. Cuba has also seen growing frustrations amid ongoing food shortages and high food prices in the midst of worsening economic conditions in the country, further exasperated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Monday’s protests follow unprecedented uprisings in July, which were the largest on the island since Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, Reuters reported. The summer protests against a lack of freedom and worsening economic conditions saw the country plunged into an Internet blackout. President Joe Biden’s administration imposed targeted sanctions on Cuban officials and security forces following July’s …

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