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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