NY Times Claims Cuba’s Problem Isn’t Communism, It’s The US Embargo

  • Several Cuban activists and journalists slammed a Tuesday New York Times article titled “Cuba is Depopulating: Largest Exodus Yet Threatens Country’s Future,” which attributes the mass exodus of Cubans on the U.S. embargo and pandemic instead of communist tyranny.
  • The report said “the pandemic and tougher U.S. sanctions have decimated Cuba’s economy, prompting the biggest migration since Fidel Castro rose to power.”
  • Among the sources consulted for the work is Ben Rhodes, a former Obama administration deputy national security adviser who declared that, “this is not rocket science: if you devastate a country 90 miles from your border with sanctions, people will arrive at your border in search of economic opportunity.”
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