Leahy pushes Pompeo to allow Covid-19 aid to Cuba - VT Business Magazine

Sen. Patrick Leahy is urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to keep a razor-like focus on the recovery needs of the nation of Cuba.

“We write to urge you to immediately confirm that companies and humanitarians around the world are not precluded under U.S. law, regulation, or policy from providing medical equipment, food, other humanitarian items, and public health information, to Cuba. Cuba, which already suffers from acute shortages of food and medicines, is facing a public health crisis due to COVID-19. Given Cuba’s proximity to the United States, transmission of the virus there threatens the health and safety of not only Cubans but Americans and others in the Caribbean region, regardless of whatever measures the Cuban Government takes to try to limit its spread.”



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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-05-10 14:11:36 -0400
    So we allow “humanitarian” aid for the COVID 19 to get through, no problem as long as that is all it is. I still remember a little issue in 1962 involving Cuba. A whole nuclear missile base was built right under our noses by Raul’s brother and Nikita Khrushchev . We were in pucker mode for 13 days. The Commies are still in power there. Who’s changed, them or us?