Cuba: U.S. Policy Overview [Updated March 4, 2022]   [open pdf - 511KB]

From the Document: "Cuba remains a one-party authoritarian state with a government that has sharply restricted freedoms of expression, association, assembly, and other basic human rights since the early years of the 1959 Cuban revolution. [...] Cuba's public health response to the pandemic initially kept cases and deaths low, but both increased in late 2020 and surged until August 2021. The country experienced another surge in cases in January 2022 due to the Omicron variant, but deaths remained low because of high vaccination rates. As of March 3, 2022, Cuba reported almost 8,500 deaths since the pandemic began and had fully vaccinated 87% of its population with its own COVID-19 vaccines. [...] In its initial months, the Biden Administration announced it was conducting a review of policy toward Cuba. The White House press secretary said in March 2021 that the Administration would make human rights a core pillar of policy and would review policy decisions made in the prior Administration, including the decision to designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism."

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CRS In Focus, IF10045
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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